These sessions can be anywhere from 3-7 hours in length and highly effective. By utilizing a combination of Ego State Therapy, EMDR, Imaginal Nurturing, and Guided Meditation, a lot of therapeutic ground can be covered without the disruption of daily stressors. The intensive format cuts treatment time in half because of time not spent on checking in at the beginning of each session, addressing current stressors and concerns, focusing on stabilizing & coping skills that clients most likely won’t need after trauma healing, or assisting clients in regaining composure at the end of the session. Clients achieve their therapeutic goals faster than the more conventional method of weekly one hour sessions. Also, this approach is ideal for folks who live out of state or a long distance away.
Spiritual Guidance & Inspiration:
For those of you who want to delve deeper into your own intuitive, spiritual wisdom and learn how to trust your internal Guidance. When you intentionally access this part of you, you access the means to evolve beyond your story. You access an easier way to live and relate. You access peace.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, virtual sessions (via Zoom.com) are now being offered as a safer & more convenient alternative to face-to-face, in-office appointments. However, in-office sessions are still an option. You can review the precautions on the Homepage that are being implemented to have this option be as safe as possible for everyone.
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for anxiety, depression, PTSD and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.
Though it is difficult to determine how long a person will need therapy, I have found with utilizing EMDR Therapy, Body Awareness & Ego State Therapy that the duration of treatment is shorter when compared to conventional talk therapy.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing – is a psychological method for treating experientially based disorders and emotional difficulties that are caused by disturbing life experiences, ranging from traumatic events, such as combat stress, first responder experiences, assaults, and natural disaster, to upsetting childhood events. I have also found it just as effective in treating depression, anxiety, phobias and negative beliefs. EMDR facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories to bring these to an adaptive resolution. After successful treatment with EMDR, emotional distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physical arousal is reduced. That means that what is useful from this experience will be learned, and stored with appropriate emotions in the brain, and will be able to guide them in positive ways in the future (i.e. be able to drive without the intense fear of getting into an accident). The inappropriate or negative emotions, beliefs, and body sensations will be discarded.
“The goal of EMDR therapy is to leave you with the emotions, understanding, and perspectives that will lead to healthy and useful behaviors and interactions.”
Movie: Quick Animation of EMDR