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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.  

All of us have suffered some kind of emotional wound in our lives.  We also have learned ways of managing those wounds. Some of those ways might be healthy and others may not be.  IFS, Internal Family Systems helps us understand our own system, understanding how we had to adapt to the pain that we have experienced. IFS can help us to  develop a compassionate relationship with self.  Compassion toward self can begin to soften our defenses and make space for healing. EMDR, Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing,  can be a great tool in facilitating healing of the emotional wounds. I have found that IFS and EMDR are complimentary modalities.  IFS can provide the framework for successful EMDR.  

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