No client is alike, and no method works for everyone. Therefore, I integrate various modalities based on your unique needs and preferences. Depending on your circumstances, I may use one or more of the approaches listed below.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy
Accelerated Resolution Therapy is a similar approach to EMDR. This modality uses relaxing eye movements and a technique called Voluntary Memory/Image Replacement to change how the negative images are stored in the brain due to trauma. This is a gentler and frequently quicker way of resolving depression, anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, sexual abuse, and many other conditions. Clients do not even have to talk about their traumas or difficult life experiences with the therapist to achieve recovery. Additional resources: www.acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based trauma treatment. Trauma is defined broadly from rejection, abandonment, and bullying to verbal, sexual, and physical abuse to trauma from illness or accident. In addition, EMDR can help treat anxiety, phobias, addictions, and grief & loss. EMDR is based on bilateral stimulation, which taps into one’s natural healing processes. I am EMDR Certified Therapist. Additional resources: www.emdria.org or www.emdr.com
A body-brain-based technique. Where we look affects how we feel. It is in-depth psychotherapy to help people address negative experiences such as trauma, depression, anxiety, and many other everyday concerns. Brainspotting is a body-based technique that uses bilateral sounds and gaze-spotting to move body sensations and feelings to a complete resolution. https://brainspotting.com/
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged to alter unwanted behavior patterns or treat mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. CBT is “problem-focused” (undertaken for specific problems) and “action-oriented” (the therapist tries to assist the client in selecting specific strategies to help address those problems). CBT also explores how thoughts influence feelings and actions.
Art Therapy is known to enhance emotional and physical healing, promote self-awareness, improve self-esteem and assist with expressing and containing feelings. Most people report that they feel calmer and think clearer after engaging in some form of art or creative activity. No prior art experience is required or necessary. For more information, visit American Art Therapy Association.
Thought Field Therapy
Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is based on tapping certain meridian points in your body to alleviate negative emotions. This method is an excellent self-help tool for addressing stress, anxiety, fears, phobias, anger, urges, and cravings for food and substances. TFT is easy to learn and practice and has no harmful side effects. After TFT, most clients report feeling calmer, clearer, and more detached. I have been trained in Roger Callaghan’s technique. For more information, visit www.rogercallahan.com.
Alpha-Stim® SCS can be an alternative medication for treating anxiety, depression, stress, and insomnia. Easy-to-use clip electrodes that attach to your earlobes apply a very low microcurrent waveform. At present, there have been over 125 research studies on CES conducted with positive results. For more information, visit: www.alpha-stim.com/the-alpha-stim-scs/