Treatment Modalities

 

There are many ways to treat various conditions. Below you can find information of several of the treatment modalities I use.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing):  

I am trained in EMDR and use this as a primary treatment modality. EMDR is an integrated treatment approach that is used to reconsolidate information and experiences in the brain as it assists and facilitates the natural healing power of the mind. This is a way to access and re-wire traumatic or difficult experiences and distorted beliefs that are held in the nervous system. EMDR has been in existence for decades and it is a well-researched, evidence-based treatment particularly for use in cases of acute trauma in addition to complex developmental trauma. It is also widely used to reprocess content related to addictions, eating disorders, relationship issues and panic. In addition, EMDR is used to improve performance and reinforce internal positive resources and build resiliency factors. For more information please access www.emdria.org and www.emdr.com.

IFS (Internal Family Systems):  

Largely in combination with EMDR I use an approach called IFS (Internal Family Systems). It is a comprehensive and integrative approach that works with ego states or parts of self that are often rooted in early traumatic or difficult experiences and cause distress for people in present day life. This can manifest in experiences like perfectionism, addiction, shame, chronic illness. The primary path to healing involves curiosity and compassion for these parts of self, which allows for movement to a more grounded, calm, confident Self state. For more information please access www.selfleadership.org.

TRE® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises):  

I am a certified TRE® provider. TRE® is an innovative technique designed to help people release deeply held patterns of muscular tension that are caused by acute or chronic stress, or trauma. It is a body-based approach that brings about a neurogenic tremor that is paired with self-regulation to discharge stress held in the body while re-setting the nervous system, promoting increased comfort and safety within. I teach TRE® with the goal of supporting people in creating their home self-practice, which helps to regulate and restore balance in the nervous system for clients to access outside of session. Some people have sessions to exclusively learn TRE® for self-practice, typically in a series of 3 sessions. In addition, I offer to teach clients who see me for psychotherapy as an adjunct somatic support to the healing process if this feel like a good fit. I also occasionally offer to teach TRE® in small group settings. For more information please access www.traumaprevention.com.