I offer services to individuals looking to cultivate a sense of clarity and deepen their sense of satisfaction in life.
If you have needs specific to a certain condition, I am experienced in working with the following:
- Chronic Pain
- Somatic Sensitivity
- Recovery from Traumatic Experiences
My work has been strongly influenced by 3 different approaches to counseling. These modalities are Hakomi, Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). These models are somewhat non-traditional in that they are not pure “talk therapies.” They work with current experience more than they discuss things that have happened. At times it can be useful to consider past events, but this will almost always happen in a manner that considers the role the past has over the present.
Hakomi, IFS and EMDR offer different lenses which work well together while allowing sessions to be responsive to individual client needs. Hakomi is a mindfulness-based and experiential approach. This method begins with an open curiosity and inward-directed attention which make room for rich and often impactful material to come into focus. EMDR on the other hand, begins by choosing a very specific experience and working step-by-step through a protocol in order to reduce the disturbance it evokes. EMDR has been practiced since the early 80’s. IFS is currently making a big impression in the therapy world. It offers a unique approach to reorienting awareness into healthier states of being. Many find it surprising and uncanny in its ability to bring new perspectives. It brings its own flavor of mindfulness to the work of counseling. There is a large body of research both for EMDR and mindfulness based practices.
Sessions are available by appointment in person at the Cherry Street office or via Skype.
Please contact me via phone or email with any questions.