*Stress Reduction *Anxiety *Social Media Issues *Depression
*Transitions *Family Issues *Grief *Infertility
*Chronic illness/physical conditions *Pain
*Body Image *Weight control *Eating Disorders
*Addiction Recovery *Gender Issues and Life Style Choices
Individual Psychotherapy (adults, young adults and adolescents)
Relational Psychotherapy (couples, families, other)
The body holds all of our life experiences and reactions to them in memory mode. It responds to our thoughts as though they are current realities. If we are worried about the future, for example, the body responds to that worry as if it is actually happening. We may experience muscle pain, headaches, heart palpitations, stomach aches, and other symptoms. Our past upsets or traumas are also stored in the body, and sometimes we have to remind the body that those disturbances of the past do not have to be carried into the present as “ghost symptoms”.
Mind/Body approaches work to shift embedded connections to the past (our “triggers”) toward new connections that can made in the present for a dramatic shift in our experience. I teach clients easy effective ways to down-regulate when ansious, worried, or stressed, making space and room for more hopeful adaptive ways to respond in current life.
Trancework or clinical hypnosis (Ericksonian) is a way of fostering focused attention from a deep state of relaxation and body comfort. The client is always in the driver’s seat. My role is to accompany you with an eye toward the larger landscape as we work together toward your goals for change. Your conscious mind and your unconscious mind can begin to experience things from a different perspective, finding a stronger, kinder alignment. This synthesis of body, mind, and emotional states can free people to more easily navigate and embrace lasting meaningful change in their life.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):
You have probably heard the phrase “if you change the way you think, you change the way you feel”. CBT works on ways for us to dismantle distorted habitual ways of thinking in favor or more realistic and present insight. With special attention to lowering the volume of negative internal voices and thoughts, CBT offers behavioral and concrete steps that are designed to bolster emerging confidence and give one enormous freedom from old ways that have deeply limited ways of thinking and being in the world.
Ego State or “Parts” therapy:
This approach acknowledges that we all have “multiple personalities” – many different parts of us. These parts are sometimes at odds or disconnected with each other, and such “infighting” can really paralyze or confuse us. The goal of this approach is to get to know and understand our many different part and to reach more harmony and acceptance.