Licensed Professional Counselor
I can help you heal relationships, traumatic experiences and addictive/compulsive behaviors.
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2002
EMDRIA approved Level II training and 15 years experience using this treatment.
I have extensive experience working with couples in conflict, repairing wounds and distance, infidelity issues, traumatic backgrounds, anger, sexual problems, or problems of substance and/or sexual addiction. I use strategies from John Gottman, Terry Real, Dan Wile, Imago Therapy, and David Schnarch's Crucible approach. I can help you repair your relationship.
I am trained and experienced in traditional DBT therapy, which I have taught to large groups of residents in treatment and also used extensively in individual therapy to work on addictions, emotional reactivity, relationship problems and compulsive behaviors.
I am trained and experienced in a variety of approaches to relationship and marital issues, including anger, cruelty, withholding, infidelity, sexual problems, addictions, trauma and emotional reactivity.
I have extensive training in the treatment of substance abuse as well as addictive and compulsive behaviors (shopping, sexual addiction and porn use). I use a harm-reduction approach including the Sinclair Method for alcohol abuse.
I have formal training and extensive experience using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Internal Family Systems (IFS) and body oriented psychotherapies to heal the wounds of traumatic experiences. Trauma is unhealed unintegrated experience and healing is possible.
I teach emotion-body/mental-pattern awareness, and what to do with that awareness. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, body centered psychotherapies and Yogic techniques to show you how to manage anxiety. I have practiced Kundalini Yoga for 30 years and can teach you to make use of breathing techniques to calm the nervous system at will.
I use a mindfulness based approach to healing depression and depressive anger through small changes in habits and large changes in perspective.
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