individualized treatment plans
My Approach to Mental Health
Focuses on helping clients explore and address their current challenges in order to move toward meaningful change in their lives.
Brainspotting is a relatively new form of psychotherapy that can help uncover deep-seated emotional trauma and provide relief from physical and mental distress. It involves pinpointing areas of eye movements or “brainspots” which can be used to access the brain regions responsible for processing emotions. Through this process, clients are able to gain insight into their own reactions and behaviors. Furthermore, by focusing on the brainspots associated with specific issues, they can then unlock memories that have been suppressed. This can provide a powerful psychological insight into the source of their distress and allow them to begin to heal.
By incorporating Brainspotting into my therapeutic practice, I help clients to access deep-seated emotional trauma and gain insight into their own reactions and behaviors. Through this process, they become more aware of themselves as individuals, allowing them to make positive changes in their lives.
EMDR is a research-supported form of therapy that uses bilateral eye movements or other rhythmic stimulation to help clients reprocess traumatic memories and reduce psychological distress associated with these memories. By addressing the root cause of trauma symptoms, EMDR can provide relief from distressing thoughts and feelings quickly and effectively. In addition to reducing physical symptoms such as anxiety, hyperarousal, flashbacks, nightmares, sleep disturbances, etc., it also improves overall mental health by helping people develop more positive outlooks on life. It has been found to be a particularly useful tool in working with clients experiencing addiction and PTSD.
I strive to use EMDR as an integral part of my practice, helping clients find relief from the distress they are feeling. Working together, we can work together towards restoring the peace and balance that has been disrupted by traumatic experiences.
The Gottman Method is an evidence-based treatment modality grounded in decades of research that focuses on uncovering emotional patterns and building meaningful connections. This approach allows me to address a variety of issues, including mental health challenges, LGBTQ+ concerns, addiction recovery, parenting difficulties, communication breakdowns, and more. The goal of the Gottman Method is to create a safe space for open dialogue between all parties involved. We work together to identify and address problematic behaviors while also creating strategies for healthy conflict resolution. Through this process we can create strong relationships by fostering trust and intimate understanding between those who may be struggling with various issues.
By utilizing the Gottman Method, I am able to provide a deep level of psychological understanding and support to those in need. Through this method, we can replace feelings of discord with new relationships rooted in empathy, compassion, and mutual respect.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an empirically-supported approach to psychological treatment that helps individuals create a rich and meaningful life by utilizing mindful acceptance, cognitive defusion, values identification and action pursuits. Clients identify areas of difficulty that may be holding them back from living fully.
ACT principles allow clients to gain greater clarity about what matters most in their lives and how their behavior affects others around them. Sessions explore how certain beliefs or patterns of thinking may be preventing clients from taking necessary action that aligns with their values. By incorporating mindfulness skills, clients learn to accept and observe their thoughts without being judgmental.
I believe in the power of ACT to encourage individuals to live more fully in the present moment while also creating long-term goals. Through this approach, I strive to empower my patients to take charge of their lives and create positive changes from within.