Individual sessions are client focused; which means you determine what you want to work on. Living according to your unique values, dreams and aspirations is paramount. My hope is to help you achieve them.
I work with couples who are tangled in the challenges of substance use, either one or both partners; those who have developed ineffective communication patterns; and those who have lost a sense of intimacy. If there is infidelity, I usually refer out.
DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
Depression and anxiety frequently have multiple causes that can bring on symptoms. Our work is to discover how and why symptoms manifest in you. We will work together to find the appropriate interventions to both alleviate symptoms and address the root causes and conditions.
All of us have experienced some type of relationship trauma over the course of our lives. Whether it was from parents, teachers, the school yard bully, an intimate partner is not the primary concern. The concern is how it affects you in your life today and if it prevents you from achieving your dreams and aspirations.
Accudetox is an evidence based intervention borrowed from Acupuncture. It involves placing 5 very small needles at selected points in the ears. Accudetox is frequently effective in alleviating cravings, reducing symptoms of stress and and assisting with relaxation and detoxification.
Addiction or self medication? Heavy user or dependent? No matter whether it is alcohol, drugs, food, exercise, shopping; the devastating effects can rob one of living a purposeful life. I am highly experienced at helping you understand what drives your behaviors. Together we will work on a plan and intervention strategies to help you achieve your objectives-whether is simply cutting down (harm reduction) or abstinence.
Have you experienced a traumatic event such as an assault, accident, injury or illness? If so these can be the source of post traumatic stress disordered symptoms. I utilize a variety of interventions to help you heal.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is an evidence based intervention that can be extremely useful for both developmental and incident trauma, addition and other mental health conditions.
ATTACHMENT FOCUSED EXPERIENTIAL PSYCHOTHERAPY
Healing emotionally and psychologically is based on establishing a trusting and supportive relationship with another. Our wounds and hurts have taken place in the context of relationship and it is in the same context that healing takes place. While I frequently utilize several modalities, I place the focus and importance of our relationship above all else.
MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION
I have studied mindfulness and meditation for over 20 years and frequently am asked by clients to teach them or to implement it during our sessions. It is a short and long term strategy for coping with a multitude of stress induced mental, emotional and physical symptoms.