Therapeutic Approach

Approach to Therapy and Clinical Experience

Therapeutic Approach

I work from an integrative approach in order to best meet client needs. If seeking healing from disturbing memories or traumatic experiences, Eye Movement Desensitization and Re-processing (EMDR) is often more effective and less time-consuming than traditional talk therapy approaches. I also use a client-centered approach in which I focus on what is important to you. Client or person-centered also means that I have empathic understanding, unconditional positive regard, and allow you as the client to guide the therapeutic process. Additionally, I work from a Gestalt Therapy approach that is focused on present experience. Depending on client needs, I draw from approaches including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy. 

Clinical Experience

I have worked with clients that experience anxiety, depression, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, and development disabilities. During my graduate internship, I worked as a therapist intern at a sexual assault recovery center in Washington and was trained in sexual assault advocacy. I also worked at a local counseling agency where I saw clients of various populations and presenting concerns. Since graduating, I have been in private practice working with individuals and couples who are suffering from the effects of trauma or other difficult life experiences. 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Re-processing (EMDR)

EMDR is an effective treatment approach for lessening the emotional disturbance attached to memories, chronic pain, phobias, and anxiety. Click below to learn more.