I work with individuals throughout the life span; starting from adolescence to geriatric. I guide teen/young adult clients in developing healthier peer relationships, gain self awareness, improve self-esteem, improving relationship with self, cope with parents’ divorce, alleviate emotional distress, manage anger, identify barriers to happiness and grasp a better understanding of their feelings.
Young adults and middle age clients can experience relationship difficulties, feel overwhelmed by transitional time periods in life, suffer the loss of a loved one, substance abuse, confusion with their sexuality and/or academic and occupational stress.
I’ve noticed trends in the senior population suffering challenges related to their adult children or grandchildren, struggling for greater meaning and purpose, loss of physical abilities, loss of a loved one, loss of financial stability/retirement, loss of independence, reflection on poor choices/ regret, feelings of guilt that can sometimes result in anxiety or depression. Unresolved issues of the past, can create barriers to today’s happiness and we can work together to break that down, finding a new path.
My goal is to support clients in feeling inspired and successful in their lives, to help you find healing even though difficult times. I believe it is important to acknowledge your “wake up call” and notice when you’re feeling less motivated. Or are you having an increase in negative thought processes or anxiety about your future and/or previously made choices? No matter the challenges you're going through, change can intensify feelings and can quickly escalate to crisis.
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I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) which is a brief evidence- based psychotherapy that can produce dramatic improvements in a variety of psychiatric disorders, like PTSD. According to W. Wait, M. Marumoto & J. Weaver, authors of scholarly peer reviewed journal in Current Psychiatry Reports, “ART was developed by Laney Rosenzweig in 2008. Rosenzweig combined the eye movements used in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) with Gestalt techniques, metaphors, and a solution-focused emphasis, and found that patients could often achieve resolution of their issues in just a few sessions.”
The therapist directs the patient to visualize a distressing event or a representative metaphor and helps the patient process his or her associated somatic sensations.
“Due to the constant forward momentum of the ART protocol, patients do not have to experience troubling memories for a protracted period of time.” Therefore, this modality is easier emotionally, due to the limited exposure of painful memories.
ART has the ability to help patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, depression, grief, and other psychiatric conditions.
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This modality uses rapid eye movements to work through sensations related to stressful and sometimes painful memories and flashbacks.
I incorporate motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based interventions into treatments for stress and anger management, addictions and grief treatment. My training is a mixed base of a cognitive behavioral (CBT), psychodynamic therapy. My work is grounded in a narrative reconstruction approach, with solution-focused therapy interventions.
Please call 609-879-2028 for an individual therapy consultation today.