WHAT I DO
* INDIVIDUAL THERAPY
Therapy is a valuable journey of transformation, healing, and growth. I provide several evidence-based treatments (listed below), but don't worry if you don't know what treatment might be best for you. Together, we will build our working relationship, explore the concerns and goals that brought you to treatment, and develop your plan collaboratively. I will offer space and structure for introspection and self-development as you shift and discover a new way of being.
* FAMILY THERAPY
We may incorporate family therapy into your treatment plan depending on your presenting concerns and wishes. Family therapy will be an essential component of treatment if I am working with your child (under the age of 18.)
* EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified
EMDR therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC)
The Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) Framework is a flexible, components-based intervention developed for children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma, along with their caregiving systems. ARC’s foundation is built upon four key areas of study: normative childhood development, traumatic stress, attachment, and risk and resilience. Drawing from these areas, ARC identifies important childhood skills and competencies which are routinely shown to be negatively affected by traumatic stress and by attachment disruptions, and which – when addressed – predict resilient outcome.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
DBT was originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder. However, research shows that DBT has also been used successfully to treat people experiencing depression, bulimia, binge-eating, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic-stress disorder, and substance abuse. DBT skills are thought to have the capability of helping those who wish to improve their ability to regulate emotions, tolerate distress and negative emotion, be mindful and present in the given moment, and communicate and interact effectively with others.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Internal Family Systems (IFS) uses Family Systems theory—the idea that individuals cannot be fully understood in isolation from the family unit—to develop techniques and strategies to effectively address issues within a person’s internal community or family. This evidence-based approach assumes each individual possesses a variety of sub-personalities, or “parts,” and attempts to get to know each of these parts better to achieve healing. By learning how different parts function as a system and how the overall system reacts to other systems and other people, people in therapy can often, with the help of a trained mental health professional, become better able to identify the roots of conflict, manage any complications arising, and achieve greater well-being. *I am not “yet” a certified IFS provider, however, I am trained in IFS and often incorporate IFS into my approach to treatment.
Motivational interviewing is a counseling approach designed to help people find the motivation to make a positive behavior change. This client-centered approach is particularly effective for people who have mixed feelings about changing their behavior. The “spirit” of MI is collaborative, evocative, and honors client autonomy.
I provide consultation for fully licensed clinicians that are looking to enhance their clinical curiosity, expand case conceptualization, and explore new perspectives. We will collaborate to bring more depth and breadth to your trauma-focused treatment and interventions. We will also hold space for reflective supervision. Reflective supervision is a supervisor – supervisee relationship that pays attention to the influence of relationships on other relationships, the parallel process, and empowers the supervisee to discover solutions/concepts. The goal of reflective supervision is to support clinicians who then support clients- and create a more effective working relationship.
I offer foundational training on trauma, trauma assessment, and providing differential diagnosis for individuals impacted by trauma. For ARC training and consultation, please contact the Center for Trauma Training, Inc.
***My practice is entirely virtual. ***