Professional Counselor Associate
MS, Professional Counselor Associate, CRC
Supervisor: Natasha Laumei, MA, LPC, LMHC
I specialize in trauma and disability/chronic illness.
4708 SE 65th Avenue
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2019
My clients know that they are not living their best life, but often cannot figure out why. They know they are affected by their past, but feel like they shouldn't be. They get triggered by partners, family, and friends, and decide it's safest to push others away than to explore old wounds. They often feel bogged down by their sadness, worry, guilt, and shame, and then disconnect from their emotions as protection. They want to break free from this pattern, and yet this is all they know.
I am fully trained in EMDR, a gentle trauma therapy that can help you process your trauma with less risk of becoming retraumatized.
ACT is an action-oriented approach that involves identifying your core values and living a life that aligns with those values. The goal in ACT is not to feel better, but rather to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, sitting with unpleasant thoughts and emotions instead of trying to get rid of them. While not the goal of this therapy, ACT often does lead to a decrease in symptoms. This theory incorporates acceptance, committed action, and mindfulness.
I'm a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, which means I have specific education and training in working with people who have disabilities and chronic illness.
I have a background in bereavement support, including working directly with people in hospice. I have a specialization in adjustment to disability, which often involves a great deal of loss and grief.
I am trained in EMDR, a gentle trauma therapy. I have experience working with people who have endured 'Big T' Traumas, such as sexual assaults, accidents, and incarceration, in addition to 'little t' traumas, such as emotional abuse, loss of identities, and loss of relationships.
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Disenfranchised grief is grief that is not seen, heard, or validated by others.