Therapy for Adults and Couples
I see mostly adults in my practice. I assist individuals dealing with a wide array of concerns, including depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, self-esteem, relationship distress, life transitions, work/life balance, health issues and crises, spirituality, existential concerns, loss and grief. I assist couples in clarifying the current state of their relationship, increase positive respectful communication, and help them find ways to achieve the intimacy and connection they desire.
I value diversity, equity, and inclusion. I am LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and alternative lifestyles affirming and welcoming.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR utilizes bilateral stimulation to process distressing memories and events, process blockages to performance, and address problematic emotional, cognitive, and physiological states. Bilateral stimulation comes in the form of eye movements, tapping, vibrating or percussive, as well as audio.
EMDR is an evidenced-based, well-studied therapeutic modality that has been especially effective with post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma. EMDR is effective with all kinds of the traumas or distresses that we experience in our lives; you do not have to have PTSD or severe symptoms from trauma to benefit from EMDR. When we broaden the definition of trauma to include any experience that is emotionally overwhelming, then EMDR has application for many sources or outcomes of psychological distress.
I offer extended sessions (80, 110 or 170 minutes); sometimes paired with increased frequency (2-3x a week) when appropriate. You will be able to more effectively deal with what you are struggling with, without distractions or interruptions. Working intensively allows for a “deep dive” therapeutic experience, synthesizing the combination of time and dedicated focus for addressing your goals. While everyone’s path to healing is unique,
this format provides the potential for positive, potent, and rapid change.
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy & Psychedelic Integration
I am trained in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, and have seen first hand the powerful healing that can come from utilizing non-ordinary states of consciousness in a purposeful, therapeutic way. Ketamine is increasingly being utilized as an effective treatment for a myriad of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD/trauma.
Please note: I am accepting clients for ketamine preparation and integration only, (Not medicine (KAP) sessions, though these will be offered soon).
I utilize an integrative framework, incorporating elements of psychodynamic, attachment, CBT, ACT, and somatic modalities. I frequently use EMDR and Brainspotting for their highly impactful, potent efficiency (see below for more information). I will draw from all my experience and trainings to co-create with you the unique roadmap
to wellness that is right for you.
Brainspotting is an experiential mind-body therapeutic process that focuses on identifying, processing, and releasing psychological distress, emotional stress and stored trauma. Brainspotting works from the premise that “where you look affects how you feel,” and identifies eye-positions (‘brainspots’) that essential become powerful doorways to unlocking deep-seated emotions, memories, and psychological content. Brainspotting can address and treat a wide range of issues such as anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, grief, addictions, fears/phobias, unproductive habits, and underperformance (performance enhancement),to name a few. Much like EMDR, Brainspotting provides an organic process that allows the brain to activate its innate capacity to re-wire, re-integrate and rebalance.
Somatic psychotherapy views emotional and psychological imbalance through the lens of the whole person, which includes the context of the body (soma). Conventional talk therapy supports intellectual process of understanding and increasing insight, which - yes - is a very important part of therapy in general. However, intellectual insight is often not enough, and doesn’t contact and access the “roots” of the problem. Somatic psychotherapy acknowledges that trauma and complex emotions become embedded in the nervous system and with skillful, compassionate attention they can be accessed, released and transformed.