Today you are one step closer to finding your true self again, where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to unburden the emotions and memories of the past to find peace and connection in the present. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth and release long-standing trouble spots that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
I have three areas of specialized training that will help you on your journey to balance:
First, I have completed advanced training (level 1 through level 3 and consultation) in Gottman Method couples therapy. I also hold a certificate in Couples and Addiction Recovery from the Gottman Institute and am a Seven Principals Leader and lead workshops for couples wanting to improve their relationships. The Gottman Method approach to couples counseling is based on over 40 years worth of rigorous research with happy and unhappy couples. It looks at the role of perception, biology, and behavioral interaction have in the quality and success of relationships (see gottman.com for more information).
Second, I am a Certified Trauma Therapist through Dr. Bessel van der Kolk's Trauma Center and I have intensive training in a particular type of gentle trauma resolution therapy that is NOT based on traditional talk therapy called Progressive Counting. I use a phase model approach and once a person is ready to start resolving the trauma, they can "digest" a trauma and rid it from the central nervous system without having to discuss the details of the experience during therapy. It is truly an empowering approach to resolving trauma and making real, lasting change.
Third, I have level 1 and level 2 trainings and 3 years of on-going online training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) that I use both in couples work and individual work (see selfleadership.org for more information) for core level, lasting change. IFS gently releases pain from our experiences and frees up internal energy to create more harmony and balance.
***Meet Daisy, the best dog in the world...Please be aware that I may have her on-site; if this is a problem for you please inform me prior to your visit and I will make arrangements for your comfort. She is a gentle and calm lab mix and will likely snore through session!