- Victims of Sexual Abuse
- Victims of Domestic Violence
- Victims of Mass Disaster
- Grief and Loss
- Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
- Medical Procedure Trauma
- Adults abused as children
- Complex PTSD
- Developmental Trauma
As a Somatic Experiencing therapist, I attend to the ways in which the body holds and tells part of your story. The mind and body are interconnected, and using Somatic Experiencing, we will be attending to your physical states and how to create a greater sense of ease and well-being somatically.
For example, during a session, I am noticing how your bodily states express emotion, and I am quietly tracking the ways memories and psychological states evoke somatic or physical responses.
EMDRIA, the International Association of EMDR therapists, and certifying agency for EMDR defines it as:
“Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches.”
I have found EMDR to be a safe and effective therapy, helping many patients overcome significant trauma. Should you want to know more about how EMDR works, you are welcome to meet with me for an initial session without charge.
Some patients who are already in therapy with a psychologist, social worker, or counselor, come to me just for EMDR or Somatic Experiencing. In these situations, I work adjectively – as a partner to your primary therapist, to enhance your treatment using these targeted treatment modalities.