Healing POW!er

The effects of trauma can take many forms.  If you are having trouble concentrating, sleeping, relating with others, or just getting through your days because of difficult memories or symptoms, I can help.

There are different types of trauma.  People in the mental health field call them “Big T” and “little t.”  Big T traumas are things like catastrophic events, abuse, and surviving or witnessing life-threatening situations.  Little t traumas are things like really difficult breakups, unhealthy relationship patterns, bullying, infidelity, and even chronic stress.  Both types of trauma are real, and have real impacts on our lives and bodies.

I have had specialized training related to resolving trauma, and helping people 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.

Trauma Therapy

My approach to trauma is as personal and individual as your experiences.  There are some common factors that I am always considering, like the impact of trauma on your nervous system, how trauma symptoms show up in your life, and how you 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 your experiences in order to find hope and relief.  You get to decide what you share, how much you share, and how quickly you share your story.

AIR Network

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 Therapy

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 you move through traumatic experiences by adapting and creating new neuropathways in your 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. 

EMDR sessions are either 50 or 90 minutes in length, and are billed at the standard therapy rates.

Because EMDR is such a unique and structured process, some clients seek EMDR with one therapist, and see another for “talk therapy.”  I welcome clients who are seeking only EMDR, as well as clients who would like to utilize EMDR while also focusing on building other skills, or working on other goals with me.

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;
  • Inattention;
  • Stressors that impact social engagement.

Feel Better

Feel more safe, calm, grounded, and resilient.
Feel less irritable, anxious, and overwhelmed.

Think Better

Think more clearly, attentively, and creatively.
Think less rigidly, disorganized, and distractible.

Connect Better

Connect more openly, genuinely, and wholly. Connect less guardedly, distantly, and oppositionally.

The Safe & Sound Protocol is typically completed in-session with the therapist present, though occasionally some listening can be completed individually by clients outside of session.

Sessions are generally scheduled for 50 minutes and typically include 15-30 minutes of listening time. They are billed at the standard therapy rates. There is a nominal investment in accessing the SSP listening system and related app (compatible with Android and iOS devices), which is in addition to standard therapy fees.

Like EMDR, the SSP is a unique and structured process. I welcome clients who are working with other therapists, and would like to see me specifically for the Safe & Sound Protocol.

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.

At your request, we can consider additional modalities that may enhance or facilitate your healing, and work collaboratively with other providers to help you find relief.

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