EMDR & Trauma
I’m experienced working with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and a wide variety of other emotional and physical traumas that clients have encountered either as children or as adults. I bring a supportive and nonjudgmental presence to my trauma work with you. I’ll first build trust, safety and a deep understanding of how your trauma has impacted your relationships, self-esteem, nervous system and emotional balance. I closely collaborate with you about what will be most helpful in your own healing.
I use a wide variety of contemporary mind/body approaches when treating trauma, including a process known as EMDR therapy, which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR therapy is a remarkable and accelerated therapy that has been researched extensively and proven effective in treating large and small traumas.
My work is increasingly informed by Somatic Experiencing® (SE), a body-awareness approach to trauma developed over 40 years by Dr. Peter Levine. SE is a simple, progressive and profound way of releasing traumatic energy trapped in the nervous system allowing you to experience greater vibrancy and wholeness. I'm a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in Training and certified in EMDR therapy.
I'll work with you closely to determine which treatment approach is most supportive and effective for you. I'm an experienced therapist who loves working with people. I feel honored to help you heal and transform the wounded parts of yourself so you can have greater ease and happiness in life.