Licensed Professional Counselor
As an Art Therapist & Brainspotting Practitioner, I provide creative alternatives to help you explore, express, and heal...mind & body!
2610 SE Clinton Street, Suite E
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2007
Trauma and previous life experiences are held within the body, not just in your brain! When you begin to notice that you no longer have control over the panic, anxiety, or other somatic symptoms... that your body is beginning to scream or shut down...because you don't have time to deal with the past (who does, right?!) Your body is wise and deserves to be listened to. You deserve to be listened to...to be seen...and to be taken seriously!
I am trained in EMDR. This is an integrative psychotherapy that has been found to be particularly helpful in treating trauma and trauma symptoms, (including but not limited to: anxiety, flashbacks, negative self-talk/beliefs, phobias & fears). I am also trained and am passionate about Brainspotting Therapy, which is similar to EMDR, and has shown amazing results in my clients!
I employ an eclectic therapeutic approach that is tailored to your counseling needs. Some of the training and approaches I apply to our work includes but is not limited to: Art therapy, Brainspotting, grief/loss & trauma work, collaborative problem solving, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based therapy, and mind/body connection.
My professional training is in art therapy and I am a registered art therapist (ATR). Art therapy is about creating art in a therapeutic setting. The act of art making, as well as the art piece you create, will help you to explore and express yourself in a safe space. Creativity helps you tap-into and explore complex and overwhelming feelings and situations in a non-threatening way.
I'm here to support those who are struggling with how COVID-19 has effected ones life, in all areas!
Having a Chronic Illness can bring a whole other set of issues to ones life. I often work with folks who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness and help to support them in this challenge.
The act of bullying (from others and oneself) seems to be existing at an all-time high. Self-esteem plays a huge role with the culture of bullying, both for 'the bullies' and their victims. Learning how to understand and accept ourselves instead of only comparing ourselves to others, is an important start to decreasing this culture of bullying and low self-esteem.
I am also a Registered Brainspotting Clinician, which is a body & brain based therapy that has been found to be particularly helpful in treating trauma & stuckness (including but not limited to: anxiety, flashbacks, negative self-talk/beliefs, phobias & fears).
Anxiety can be debilitating, and my focus is to help explore what may be at the root of your anxiety symptoms and how to best help relieve these symptoms.
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