When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
— Viktor E. Frankl

Psychotherapy - Humanistic and Person-Centered 

I provide traditional psychotherapy using an integrative approach. The main focus of psychotherapy is to build a strong relationship within the context of the therapy sessions and explore the patterns, thoughts, circumstances, and emotions that impact our behavior and contribute to the dynamics of our relationships. Identifying the motivations to our behavior and the underlying worldviews will enable you to move through obstacles that have been holding you back and find a balanced approach to living. 

Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) 

EMDR was initially developed as an approach to addressing traumatic experiences, and has now been shown to be effective for other concerns, like depression and anxiety. EMDR is an eight-phase model that helps focus therapy on past issues, present triggers, and visualizing hope for the future. Within the eight-phase model are standardized steps which are used to help the brain process memories and make connections in order to identify underlying belief systems. This then allows for new perspective and paves the path for change. 

Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

While fundamentally similar to traditional cognitive-behavioral therapy, TF-CBT focuses on helping those with varying traumatic experiences and with traumatic grief. By developing a narrative and working to integrate the emotions, thoughts, and sensations connected to the trauma, this therapy enables the brain to process the experience(s) in a holistic and comprehensive way. Ultimately, this allows for acceptance that will help you move forward without the post-traumatic symptoms that were causing distress.