Professional Counselor Associate
Supervisor: Arianna Lloyd, MSCW
If you are looking for someone who is invested, sensitive, intelligent and has a sense of humor, I might be the right therapist for you.
510 NE Roberts Ave, Ste 200
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2019
Many people feel hindered in life by struggles with anxiety, depression and anger. Often we don't even know where these things came from, just that we are suddenly overwhelmed with these emotions and feel like they are holding us back from living our fullest life. They may leave us feeling trapped in a job we hate, in relationships that are toxic or just struggling to keep our head above water. Let's work together to make some change - that brings a new perspective and a fresh breath of air.
I have taken trainings 1 and 2 and am working on certification. My experience with EMDR has been overwhelmingly positive and I have been able to utilize this technique in a variety of ways to reach clients who had been at a high level of distress prior to our work together.
I am formally trained in IFS through their program. Let's heal your wounded inner parts.
I did training through Allies in Change who has a program on anger management and domestic violence treatment. I combine this education with my EMDR/trauma focused background to combine a therapy which helps relieve emotional triggers as well as teach better communication and collaboration skills.
I have trained in working with offenders of domestic violence, so I have a better understanding of what abuse looks like, how it's expressed and what causes it. This enables me to better understand how you might be experiencing abuse and to clear up confusion you may be experiencing. This understanding combined with trauma relief offers effective treatment.
Anger management is a combination of emotional reactivity which can be reduced with trauma processing, combined with psychoeducation on controlling and abusive behaviors. It's a matter of changing from a competitive to a collaborative perspective.
Panic is an extreme expression of anxiety - and while you may find your heart racing and limbs tingling and numb, it is your body's response to feeling extremely threatened. By processing the memories that bring you to this state, we are able to bring your body to a place where it no longer feels threatened.
Anxiety comes when your body is not feeling safe, which is usually due to an accumulation of unprocessed memories. By identifying the emotions surrounding your anxiety and then processing them until they are no longer triggering - relief of anxiety is the automatic side effect.
Depression comes from feeling stuck and tired and angry at where you are in life. Being able to relieve the emotions around what brought you to this state, will help you to find your joy in living once again. I can do this with EMDR - it's an awesome technique that helps remove the emotional angst from your memories.
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