The relationship with your therapist can be especially valuable to clients who may have struggled to form relationships in the past, and to those whose trauma has made it difficult to form trusting relationships. I hold the connection between therapist and client as sacred.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is a robust, evidence-based method that uses eye movements to work deeply in neural networks to reprocess difficult or traumatic events.


Somatic psychotherapy is a gentle, experiential method of resolving trauma and healing from anxiety, depression, and other mental, emotional, and physical health challenges by working

with the autonomic nervous system.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.


Few therapists have the special training to recognize and treat survivors of this type of abuse, who often struggle with symptoms such as intrusive thoughts, obsessive rumination, cravings for the person who mistreated them, cognitive dissonance, loss of former self, difficulty focusing and making decisions.


Attachment-Focused Therapy

Psychotherapy from an attachment perspective helps clients understand both their behaviors and responses within important, intimate relationships. Our attachment system is physiologically-based and rooted in the neurobiology of brain and nervous system functioning. We are hard-wired through evolution to bond for reasons of survival. This information is extremely important for anyone who has experienced abandonment, neglect, or betrayal.

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