I have extensive experience and training in helping clients resolve trauma and regain feelings of peace and balance in their lives. I am an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist and Approved Consultant, a Certified Safe & Sound Protocol Provider+Remote Facilitator, and Certified in Integrative Medicine and Nutrition for Trauma Treatment. I am also trained in AIR Network, and additional trauma-specific somatic and cognitive-behavioral interventions.
My approach to trauma is as personal and individual as client experiences. There are some common factors that I am always considering, like the impact of trauma on the nervous system, how trauma symptoms show up in a client’s life, and how clients have adapted to survive to this point in time.
Some people are hesitant about seeking therapy for their trauma experiences because they are worried about talking about them, or remembering things they don’t want to remember. The great news is that it is not necessary to speak or relive every detail of one’s experiences in order to find hope and relief.
AIR Network is a competency-based approach to healing deeply rooted in neurology and developmental science. It is the foundation of my therapeutic stance. AIR, which stands for Adaptive Internal Relational, is a comprehensive and holistic basis for trauma therapy, particularly designed for those who experience complex dissociation.
EMDR is a specific type of trauma therapy. EMDR stands for Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is based on decades of research that has studied how our brains process information and store memories. EMDR is a structured process that helps clients move through traumatic experiences by adapting and creating new neuropathways in the brain. EMDR is effective for both “Big T” and “little t” trauma. EMDR can also be helpful for things like anxiety, depression, and phobias. It is a powerful and life-changing approach for many people.
Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP)
The Safe & Sound Protocol is a powerful five hour program that works to calm and retrain the nervous system. During the SSP, clients listen to specially designed music using headphones.
How would listening to music help anything?! Listening is connected to the vagus nerve, the body’s internal control center for processing and responding to cues and signals of safety and danger from the world around us. The SSP uses specifically filtered music to train the neural network associated with listening so safe and calm states become more accessible.
The SSP is a research-based therapy, and is showing significant results in helping clients with:
- Social and emotional difficulties;
- Auditory/sensory processing sensitivities;
- Anxiety and trauma related challenges;
- Stressors that impact social engagement.
Feel more safe, calm, grounded, and resilient.
Feel less irritable, anxious, and overwhelmed.
Think more clearly, attentively, and creatively.
Think less rigidly, disorganized, and distractible.
Connect more openly, genuinely, and wholly. Connect less guardedly, distantly, and oppositionally.
Integrative Medicine & Nutrition for PTSD and Complex Trauma
Your guts hurt. Your mind is foggy. You’re in pain. You’ve tried everything. You’re sick of people not listening and not believing your physical symptoms. You’ve probably even been called crazy, sent home with an unnecessary prescription, and told to see a therapist.
Not only have I had these things happen to me, so have most of my clients. It prompted me to look for different paths of healing, that take into context the whole person, and that account for the long-term physiological impacts of trauma. In that journey, I became Certified in Integrative Medicine and Nutrition for Trauma Treatment.
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