Trauma treatment that meets you where you are.
Therapy offered via secure video in Florida, Oregon, and Washington.
The word trauma can bring up many different feelings, and might even leave you wonder if you are impacted by trauma. Many note not wanting to call it trauma because "it just wasn't that bad." Regardless of the size of the trauma, it can have a significant impact on your life and how you cope. My role is to support you in identifying how trauma has affected you and a path through it without judgement.
My approach to treatment is always to "meet you where you are." That means that we will always take the time to notice what is most important at the time, without judgment, as well as incorporating your goals. To work with the trauma, I utilize EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in conjunction with other methods that are well established and tested.
To get started, I recommend a short initial consultation to discuss what's bringing you to therapy and be sure we are a good fit. The initial consultation has no commitment and is no charge. Therapy works best when both client and therapist feel comfortable with one another. Each person is different and if we're not a good fit, that's okay. Click here to schedule a consultation.
These are the methods that I utilize to help work with the effects of trauma on your life. However, the most important step is for us to take time to develop a good therapeutic relationship so that we both feel comfortable with how to support you.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) - EMDR is a process that helps to reduce the impact of traumatic memories and other symptoms. It helps the brain to reprocess events from the past in a way that doesn't require reliving the entirety of the experiences. By using sets of eye movements combined with reflection on memories EMDR can help to reduce the emotions around those events. See EMDR Page for more information.
Strengths-based - You're here today and that means you've found many great ways of finding your way through difficult times and situations. We want to work to build on what you already know and is working.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) - Have you ever noticed yourself saying "a part of me wants to.... but another says 'don't'"? IFS is a way of understanding those parts and devloping a new way of communicating with them. Using this approach we can help them slow down and maybe even do something different to reduce symptoms. It integrates well with approaches as well.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - This is a commonly used modality for many different issues to help change how we see and understand our own thoughts.