I believe the therapeutic relationship is built on building a safe and caring environment. The goal of therapy is to promote healing, helping you to recognize, access, and utilize all the inner strength that you already possess. I strive to create a warm, nonjudgmental space where you can share your darkest fears and deepest joys.
Painful experiences and traumatic events can cause us to lose sight of our innate ability to heal. It may feel as though we have been hijacked by emotions making it hard to connect how we are feeling to what is happening. We may ask ourselves questions like, why am I experiencing these intense emotions? Why do I feel so sad, angry, irritated, and annoyed? Why am I experiencing all of this anxiety and panic? Why do I feel hopeless and depressed? I believe we all possess inner strength, resilience, and the ability to heal.
Sometimes we need the assistance of someone to help us tap into our ability to self heal.
I specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is an approach that allows one to explore the why questions and process things that may have gotten “stuck” along the way as a by-product of painful experiences or traumatic events. Due to the nature of the EMDR approach, it gives one the unique opportunity to process overwhelm without overwhelming the nervous system.