Brainspotting is a newer technique developed by David Grand's work with trauma survivors. Brainspotting is designed to help people access, process, and overcome trauma, negative emotions, and pain. The treatment works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of trauma, body and emotional pain and other mental health issues. Brainspotting is used as a tool to access buried experiences in the subconscious mind. Those experiences are then released and processed which can lead to profound healing. Brainspotting can sometimes provide faster results when compared to EMDR. Often times this is the case due to how adaptable a therapist can be when utilizing brainspotting techniques. Find Portland therapists that specialize in brainspotting below.

Local experts in Brainspotting

Kari Hays, M.R.C., M.A., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor


Phase 1 Training, Pacific Trauma Center with Lisa Larson, LMFT. Supervised by Dafna Gauthier, LPC.

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