Welcome! People usually come to therapy to solve problems, like anxiety, depression, addiction, anger or PTSD. Many of these problems are rooted in past traumas–overwhelmingly stressful situations that somehow feel like they are still happening. Treating trauma and PTSD is my specialty. but I work with people on many issues such as addiction, anxiety, boundary-setting, anger. I find that these issues can often be related to or caused by trauma, but they have other aspects as well.
Specialties. I specialize in trauma/PTSD (including childhood trauma) and addiction which are causing current problems (such as anxiety and depression). I use a variety of methods, most notably, somatic methods (methods that teach you how to work with your body to calm your mind). These include Trauma Dynamics and EMDR, as well as other approaches. We work in ways that are helpful to you–if one way of working is less desirable, we use another.
My overall approach. Although I have specific skills for dealing with trauma, anxiety and addiction, I approach you as an individual. You’re a full partner in the work. Connecting with people is my passion. I look forward to getting to know you, learning about your journey, your courage and strength (we all have those), and having the privilege of being able to help you along your way.
On my blog here I’ve included information about a variety of important mental health issues. Whether you decide to see me or not, I hope some of it may be helpful.
About my practice:
I work with adolescents 15 and older, adults and elders.
We work on whatever is relevant to you. I have experience working with many concerns, including:
Trauma and PTSD
History of childhood abuse/neglect (or other childhood trauma)
Addiction (including behavioral addictions, such as video game addiction)
Depression or other mood disorders (bipolar, etc)
Adjustment challengess and overwhelming stress
Relationship and family issues
Therapy support for those on medication for mental health
The sexual abuse of boys
Religion, Spirituality and Therapy