My training embraces the art of living. Here are some ways we might work together to help you truly connect with your life and with others who share it.
Somatic Experiencing (SE): An integrative body-mind process developed by Peter Levine, PhD, author of In An Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness and many other books, which focuses on the ways that we mobilize large amounts of energy in readiness for self-defense. We do this via our fight, flight, or freeze responses. This unreleased energy is tightly held as a body memory of the event and can cause many emotional and physical symptoms. The focus of treatment is to gently release this withheld energy, which restores balance of the nervous system. More information can be found on the website of the Somatic Experiencing Training Institute.
Gestalt Therapy: Focuses on whatever arises in the here and now, including bringing awareness to the many parts or voices within you. The aim is to grow healthy relationships between these parts through spoken dialogue.
Mindfulness: The art of bringing our attention and curiosity to your thoughts, feelings and sensations, as they arise without judgment. Learning to be more mindful is a key life skill that will increase your awareness and insight, which can decrease stress and increase well being.
Lifespan Integration: This therapy is based in neuroscience, attachment theory, and body/mind alignment. This process works very gently, without re-traumatizing. The client gains new insights about their lifelong patterns, which resulted from past trauma. Childhood memories are processed by the body-mind to bring peace and closure. Many who have completed LI therapy report that they feel better about their life, they are more self-accepting, better able to enjoy healthy relationships
Relational & Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Significant events that happed in past relationships with important people in our lives tend to find its way into our current and future relationships. This includes the relationship between you and your significant other, as well as between client and therapist. Understanding and becoming aware of the influences of past relationship can significantly improve unhealthy patterns in relationships that matter.
PACT: (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) Developed by Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT. This process combines cutting edge research from neurobiology and attachment theory to help couples shift out of conflict and into deeper loving.