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