Services and Approach
One of my goals is to de-mystify how I approach the services I offer and your care. In doing so, I hope to give you both knowledge and confidence when choosing how to best deal with trauma and the associated symptoms. The following is a short definition of trauma and two of the primary methods I use in counseling.
Trauma results when someone’s nervous system is overwhelmed so completely that their nervous system defaults to partial or complete danger mode 24 hours a day (PTSD). This burns an enormous amount of energy, cuts people off from their friends, family and their own experiences while creating racing thoughts, sleeplessness, and crashes into exhaustion and depression. Two of the most effective treatments to eliminate this suffering are Attachment Focused EMDR and the Trauma Resiliency Model.
Attachment Focused EMDR harnesses your brains innate ability to process experiences and memory in an adaptive manner by imitating rapid eye movements or some other form of bilateral stimulation coupled with a rigorous practice of resourcing and bringing those resources to the traumatized memory network.
The Trauma Resiliency Model also harnesses the brain and body’s innate ability to heal and dump painful emotional charges by enabling someone to create a profound connection to their bodily, lived experience while internalizing images, memories, resources to which the body responds with calm, health and resiliency.
Your brain, body, your nervous system have evolved to successfully resolve intense, painful experiences. You only need the skills and therapeutic space to elicit that healing.