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THERAPY SERVICES

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

 

I specialize within the following areas of expertise:

  • Complex Trauma (cPTSD, developmental, relational and attachment trauma)

  • Perinatal Mental Health (pregnancy, postpartum and new parenthood)

  • Shame / Self Worth / Self Esteem 

  • Therapy for caregiving professionals (therapists, social workers, substance abuse counselors, case managers, birth workers, medical providers, etc.)

I provide individual, couple and family therapy. I offer both in-person and telehelath/virtual therapy sessions. Much of the progress experienced in therapy is dependent upon the therapeutic relationship and sometimes it's tough to find the right fit. I offer an initial 15 minute phone consultation at no charge to discuss current challenges and goals for therapy before scheduling the first session. Please visit the FAQs  for a few testimonials.

TREATMENT MODALITIES 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment that has been effective in the healing and reprocessing of emotional pain from distressing life events. EMDR helps to remove the blockage keeping emotional wounds from healing, assisting the mind in reprocessing emotional trauma much like how the body heals from physical trauma. For more information on EMDR, please visit the Resources page.

"The past affects the present even without our being aware of it."

-Dr. Francine Shapiro, creator of EMDR 

 

 

 

Perinatal Mental Health refers to the phase of life from the onset of pregnancy to approximately one year postpartum. Pregnancy, postpartum and parenthood are significant life transitions often marked by unexpected emotional challenges. Perinatal mental health does not just refer to the emotional needs of the mother or gestational parent but rather all individuals involved in the care of a new human. I offer specialized support and treatment for mothers, fathers, gestational parents, nongestational parents, trans parents, same-sex parents and non-binary parents. I welcome the opportunity to serve diverse family constellations including  single parents, more than two parents, non-parent primary caregivers, and any other combination of how your family parents your child(ren). For immediate access to perinatal support, please visit the Resources page.

"When a woman gives birth, two are born:

a baby from the womb of its mother and a woman from the womb of her former existence."

-Marianne Williamson

 

 

 

Neuro Affective Relational Model (NARM) is a developmentally-oriented and neuroscientifically-informed approach to address unresolved Complex Trauma (C-PTSD) while restoring connection to self and others. NARM works with unconscious attachment patterns that stem from relational, developmental and attachment trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). NARM is non-regressive, non-cathartic and non-pathologizing. For more information on NARM, please visit the Resources​ page.

"The spontaneous movement in all of us is toward connection, health, and aliveness. No matter how withdrawn and isolated we have become, or how serious the trauma we have experienced,

on the deepest level, just as a plant spontaneously moves toward sunlight, there is in each of us an impulse moving toward connection and healing."

-Dr. Laurence Heller, creator of NARM

 

 

 

Telehealth is a platform that offers quality therapy with extra convenience. Telehealth allows clients to engage in the same authentic counseling experience from the comfort of their home, office, car or wherever! I  understand that traveling to an office can add stress and extra time to an already busy life. I use a HIPAA compliant secure video conferencing platform that makes online therapy convenient and completely confidential. Many clients find that attending therapy from the comfort of their own space provides a layer of safety that is not accessible in someone else's office. All that is required for Telehealth is an electronic device (smart phone, tablet, laptop, computer, etc) and a private space with a stable internet connection. Paperwork, payment and scheduling are all completed online. 

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

-Anais Nin

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