My practice takes a holistic and integrative approach to healing body (Somatic), mind (Neuroscience) and spirit (Experiential). We will work together to bridge the gap between what your mind is thinking and what your body is feeling. Through somatic inquiry we will uncover what you most want and help you become free.
"SOMATIC EXPERIENCING (SE) is a potent mind-body method for resolving trauma symptoms and relieving chronic stress. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine. Rather than focusing on the psychological effects (top down) of past or current trauma, SE uses the approach of focusing on the physiological (bottom up) effects. SE incorporates techniques to help regulate the Autonomic Nervous System which in-essence is stuck in "fight, flight, collapse/freeze." SE offers a variety of benefits. It reframes and transforms current or past negative experiences, infuses a greater sense of oneself, confidence, resilience and hope. It reduces discomfort, strain and stress while developing a heightened ability to concentrate.
Do you ever hear yourself saying, "There's a part of me that feels... but then another part of me that feels...."Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a form of psychotherapy developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz, LMFT that is compassionate, powerfully healing, and respectful of our inner life. IFS recognizes that our thought life and emotions are organized sub-personalities ("parts of us") that function in specific patterns for specific reasons. IFS has been effective in improving the symptoms of phobia, panic, generalized anxiety and physical health conditions. It is effective in addressing issues of personal resilience, self-concept; and depression.
Psychodynamic therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, focuses on unconscious processes as they are manifested in a person's present behavior. The goals of psychodynamic therapy are to bring the client's self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past onto present behaviors. It enables the client to explore how these might be contributing to his or her present issues (i.e. depression, anxiety, chemical and substance abuse, etc).
Your mind is the most powerful tool. Positive Psychology empowers the client with the skills to achieve a sense of inner balance by relying on all of the resources he or she possesses. Through body, spirit, mind, and emotion the client is taught various forms of psychotherapeutic techniques to aid the client in becoming his or her own therapist for his or her particular circumstances.