Treatment Modalities

 
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing):  

I am trained and certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and use this as a primary treatment modality. EMDR 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. There are specialized protocol used to reprocess content related to addictions, eating disorders, relationship issues and panic. EMDR can also be used to improve performance, reinforce internal positive resources, and build resiliency factors. I am additionally trained in the new advances of EMDR 2.0 (see video) and the Flash Technique, which have been groundbreaking in the field. For more information please access www.emdria.org and a video description.

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 and a video description.

TRE® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises):  

I am a certified TRE® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) 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 somatic (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 self-led practice at home, typically in a series of 3 sessions. In addition, I offer to teach clients who see me for psychotherapy as an adjunct somatic support in the healing process. For more information, please access the global organization at www.traumaprevention.com and a video description.

SSP (Safe and Sound Protocol):  

I am certified in administering Safe and Sound Protocol, which is an intervention created by the originator of the Polyvagal Theory, Dr. Stephen Porges. It is specially engineered music that is designed to acoustically stimulate the Vagus nerve via the middle ear, sending messages of safety to the nervous system. As a result, this modality supports and nourishes the nervous system and allows for increased access to calm, regulation, and personal resilience. This retuning of the nervous system offers a greater sense of safety, and as a result improved social engagement and opportunities for attachment healing. This modality is offered as a stand-alone over a handful of sessions, or in coordination with other psychotherapeutic interventions. For more information you can access the site that engineers the music for remote listening and a video description.