Licensed Professional Counselor
I believe counseling is a collaborative approach where we work together to explore areas in your life that give you meaning and purpose.
22018 S. Central Rd.
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2012
Often we come to therapy because some area of our life feels disconnected. This can be in relationship to others, ourselves, our environment, or to something much larger. It is generally through life experiences, family, culture and things that are usually beyond our control that we develop maladaptive ways of connecting. We generally lose trust in ourselves and/or the world around us. We come to therapy when we begin to see these ways as no longer serving us.
Ecotherapy, also known as nature therapy, is the applied practice of the emergent field of ecopsychology. An ecotherapist understands that people are part of the web of life, and approaches clients from the perspective that our psyches are not isolated or separate from our environment. As Eco-therapist's we pay attention to our clients relationship with all the systems we are part of and the ways this impacts them. The majority of the work we do with clients at Heron Hill takes place outdoors.
EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.
Equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP) is the combined use of horses, a licensed therapist and a horse specialist all working together with clients to address various individual psychotherapy treatment goals. This unique method enables clients to learn about themselves through their experience and relationship with horses.
In a somatic approach, the information the body conveys is welcomed. Together we pay close attention to the messages your body is sending. Somatic approaches to therapy understand the ways our bodies digest experiences and utilize this understanding to inform the healing process. A somatic orientation to therapy integrates healing at an embodied level often allowing for progress and changes to happen more sustainably.
Anxiety, Child or Adolescent Issues, PTSD
Through yoga, other movement exercises, games and mindfulness practices, this 8 week group provides participants with emotional regulation, and distress tolerance skills in a fun and supportive environment. This group can help young people build a larger window of tolerance to feelings and sensations. In return providing a stronger ability to discern needs, manage energy levels, emotional states, and gain an overall stronger ability to self-regulate.
Anxiety, PTSD, Sexual Abuse
This group will provide a container for people to come together and learn tools to safely feel what is present in their bodies. For folks who have experienced trauma, it is not uncommon to disconnect from what you are feeling and experiencing as a means of survival. Unfortunately, even when folks are in “safe” situations, our bodies can continue to believe it is more efficient to be in “survival mode”. Trauma-informed yoga can offer skills to navigate, and discern the present moment.
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