Licensed Mental Health Counselor & EMDR Certified Therapist
Somewhere along life’s path, we took detours leading us further and further away from our authentic Self because we needed to survive. Now, it is time to thrive. As your counselor, it’s my hope to help steer you back toward your truth and purpose…..toward who you are meant to be. From a collaborative and relational approach, I will work with you to accomplish your goals. I will help you uncover your own healing resources and strengths through the meaningful connection of the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical. With guidance & healing, you will experience resolution. And from there, you have the awesome opportunity to evolve.
As a trauma therapist, it is my mission to get as many humans as possible healed from their PTSD and unresolved trauma. Therefore, I am not your ‘general support’ kind of therapist. I’m a specialist in trauma recovery. Once our work is complete (aka: you feel at peace with your past trauma), our therapeutic relationship is complete (like any other “specialist” – chiropractor, physical therapist, acupuncture, dermatologist, orthodontist, etc) … until my services are needed again. If you are looking for a therapist who provides weekly support, please refer to the Resources page of this website.
EMDR Therapy. Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing – is a psychological method for treating experientially based disorders and emotional difficulties
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Love after Love
~ Derek Walcott, 1992 Nobel prize winner for literature.
The time will come, when
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door,
in your own mirror.
And each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, “Sit here. Eat. Relax.”
You will love again this stranger who is your Self.
Give wine. Give bread.
Give back your heart,
to this stranger who has loved you
all your life,
whom you ignored for another,
but who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the book shelf,
the photographs and the desperate notes.
Peel you self-image from the mirror.
Sit. Here. Now. Feast on your life.
Fall in love again with your Self and with all of Life.
The work that we did in our sessions were the first steps on a journey that has changed the course of my entire life. Since I last saw you, there has been no end to the miracles I have experienced. Joy, purpose, and gratitude are abundant in my life. I use the tools you taught me almost every day. I have shared them with my friends and family. I am so in tune with my thoughts, emotions, and the voice of ego that I have become dear friends with my inner self. I listen to, protect, and nurture her. She in turn has showed me what still needs healing. She trusts me thus life has become a limitless adventure.
ScottSacred Healing Client
Your help last year was invaluable. To say I appreciate what we were able to accomplish is the biggest understatement of my life. Your services came at exactly the right time in my life for numerous reasons and I just can't say enough good things about your help. I feel like I'm on the right track with my life for the first time in a long, long while, and I don't think it would be possible without the therapy I received from you. Thank you.
SarahSacred Healing Place Client
Before EMDR therapy, I repeatedly pushed people away in fear that they would abandon me. EMDR therapy helped me to gain a sense of power back and realize I wasn't being abandoned at all. It was very healing to release that false belief. This has strengthened my trust in the friendships I have now.
DeeSacred Healing Place Client
EMDR brought me back to a marriage that ended in divorce 25 years ago. I realized I was allowing myself to be disrespected in my current relationship because I had given my emotional power away during my marriage. I no longer allow myself to be disrespected and am now in a healthy relationship. EMDR allowed me to return to my true self and be happier than I've been in years.