Treatment specialization includes:
Trauma and PTSD
Brainspotting is an advanced brain-body therapy that focuses on identifying, processing. and releasing trauma and emotional stress. It is based on the premise that “where you look affects how you feel” and finds that eye positions correlate with unconscious, emotional experiences. By doing this, Brainspotting reaches parts of the brain that cannot typically be accessed through talk therapy.
Brainspotting has roots in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and supports the reprocessing of negative experiences and retrains emotional reactions. I tend to use Brainspotting in my practice in conjunction with other therapies and have found the method to be highly effective toward healing.
For a more thorough explanation on what a Brainspot is check out this video:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an interactive psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological stress. It is an effective treatment for trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
During EMDR therapy sessions, you relive negative or triggering experiences in brief doses while the therapist directs your eye movements.
EMDR is thought to be effective because recalling distressing events is often less emotionally upsetting when your attention is diverted. This allows you to be exposed to the memories or thoughts without having a strong psychological response. Over time, this technique is believed to lessen the impact that the memories or thoughts have on you.
For more information check out the EMDR site: www.emdria.org
I have the honor of being part of FRST Responders Foundation. I have worked alongside local law enforcement as a co-responder responding to calls for those experiencing crisis and found this work deeply rewarding. Though I am no longer in this role, I still find fulfillment working with local first responders in a clinical setting through this organization and in my own practice.