Psychotherapy

bg.1My mind-body approach encourages a deeper and more compassionate relationship with one’s body and true self.  I offer an effective combination of healing modalities and skills, which help release the defenses and wounds of the past, and resolve inner conflicts. As you end the struggle with yourself, you can create a greater sense of inner peace and ease in your life.

Some of the modalities I draw upon are IFS (Internal Family Systems), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Body-Centered Psychotherapy, Stress Reduction, Yoga, Trauma-Sensitive YogaBreathwork, Mindfulness, and Non-Violent Communication.

The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
        -Rumi

IFS

The IFS (Internal Family Systems) model helps people access their true Self, an innate wisdom and compassion that is present in each of us, though often blocked by self-protective defenses and a tendency to get stuck in the pain of the past. Through IFS you can begin to understand the many parts of yourself and why they act the way they do, and begin to create a respectful, compassionate relationship with them. Through this greater acceptance and self-awareness, you will be less hijacked by defenses and wounds and live more from Self-energy.

EMDR

Years of clinical research have demonstrated that EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an effective therapeutic modality for treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It is one of the most widely used modalities for healing trauma as well as self-limiting beliefs and patterns of behavior. PTSD can occur as the aftermath of a traumatic event; for instance, physical or sexual abuse, the death of a loved one, combat experiences, or even a car accident that has not been fully processed. Instead the horror of the event and of all its attendant emotions become trapped in the nervous system where it can lead to symptoms such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, anger, low self-esteem, hypervigilance, and flashbacks of the event. The various techniques used in EMDR promote an accelerated processing of the trapped, distressing memories and emotions associated with the event. As the individual processes the event, the self-limiting beliefs and negative emotions linked to it are transformed, promoting the emergence of a more positive sense of self and a greater sense of safety in the world.