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Specalizations

While I am able to work with a wide arise of mental health concerns, from anxiety to depression there are a couple of areas that I specialize in:

Attachment Therapy
For Adults/Developmental Trauma

Often individuals come to see me because they feel like their lives are lacking in acceptance and understanding. They may see these qualities as simply absent from their internal lives, or within their relationships, or a mixture of these two. Often when these qualities are lacking we move in:

 

-Perfectionism

-Codependency

-Historical Trauma

-Inner Child Wounding

-Insecure Attachment

Trauma

On a simple level, the experience of trauma comes down to the statement of "too much, too fast". However while this sounds simple on the page, the experience of trauma is anything but. From relational distress to more intense emotional experiences, the results of trauma can be long-lasting.  I work with the following forms of trauma:

 

-Developmental Trauma

-PTSD

-Complex PTSD

-Family Trauma

-Sexual Trauma

 religious trauma

While I have a lot of experience working with trauma, and am able to address trauma that may be coming from a variety of areas, I specialize in working with trauma surrounding religion. This may be religious trauma that came from growing up a home environment where they didn’t believe the religious messages they were being taught, or shame that results from religion, or simply feeling like something is “off” or “stuck” as it relates to the core of their identity.

BurnOut

Coming from a pandemic and the ongoing stressors of living in our modern world, burnout continues to be a challenge for many professionals. This challenge doesn't just impact us on a mental level, but a physical and emotional level as well. I'll work with you to address the core concerns of how burnout shows up in your life and work with you to make a holistic recovery plan.  

Approach

Here are some of the tools I use....

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EMDR

EMDR, specifically attachment-focused EMDR works with clients in a process called memory reconsolidation. This process starts first with us building inner resources and then has us go into the memories that might be influencing or shaping our lives currently. Because I use this from an attachment focus, great attention is applied to the therapeutic relationship, as well as working slowly to understand your internal experience. 

IFS

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Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a type of therapy that helps individuals better understand and work with their internal experiences, such as thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. The basic premise of IFS is that everyone has different parts within them, each with their own feelings, motivations, and behaviors. For example, someone might have an "angry part" or a "pleaser part" that comes out in certain situations.

In IFS therapy, the therapist helps the client to identify and understand these different parts, and to develop a greater sense of compassion and curiosity towards them. Rather than trying to suppress or eliminate these parts, IFS seeks to help individuals find balance and harmony between them.

This framework allows us to deepen our understanding of how the mind, the relationships around us, and our internal world influenced our inner felt experience and through this sense of organization helps us experience greater coherence, efficiency, and collaboration with others. 

Somatic Experiencing

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This model of trauma resolution and nervous system regulation works directly with the client’s central nervous system. Through life stress, trauma, the pace of our modern society, and a host of other factors client’s come to this modality with the hope of repatterning their nervous system. ​​Over our life span, we encounter many situations that challenge our bodies to survive threats. What we learn from each experience becomes our blueprint for future self-projection and protection. Healing accelerates when energy trapped in the nervous system has an opportunity to discharge, renegotiate, and reorganize its locked-in fight, flight, and freeze responses that have remained in the body after the original traumatic incidents occurred. Somatic Experiencing frees us to live in the present, bringing our bodies up to date, and also promotes the lost capacity to self-regulate, and the ability to spontaneously move from activation to relaxation

 Individual Therapy

Because we all deserve access to quality mental health care.

Plant

Weekly 
Therapy

We consider this the "traditional" therapy method, though the therapy that I provide is anything but traditional. Deeply collaborative, goal-centered, and challenging in nature, this is a space to show up as you are and experience a reflective space in which to grow. 

This tends to look like bi-weekly or weekly therapy, for 50 minutes where we work on any concerns you bring into the space. I offer this service online and in-person. 

The fee for a 50 minute session is $175 and I do accept Pacificsource insurance and can bill in-network, should you need that service. 

Depth
Attachment Work

When I first started attending therapy myself, I would often find myself in session, just getting to the point where we were making headway, only to find the session had about five minutes left. This left me feeling like progress was slow, and didn't allow me to fully open in the way I desired. When I started offering therapy, I made the commitment to offer a service that would really give individuals the chance to drop in.

Because I do a lot of work on attachment styles, I wanted to offer something more comprehensive in nature, for those who really wanted to drop in, but couldn't swing an intensive that I offer. 

This service specifically is for those looking to work on their attachment style, sessions are 90 minutes in length, with a deeply intentional focus on shifting core relational functioning. 

For this service I bill $150 an hour, meaning that each 90-minute session works out to $270 a session. In addition, this service is designed to be short-term in nature, so while it carries a higher per-session fee cost, the feedback I get is often the ability to move quicker with core concerns, saving time and money. 

Please note this service is only offered in-person, and I have limited openings, due to its intensive nature. 

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