Helping people on 4 continents, over the span of more than 30 years, I have found at least one universal truth: Trauma impacts everyone. Whether it is a single, severe traumatic experience, growing up with substance use in the home, or ongoing lack of emotional support, these are traumas that profoundly impact our nervous system, our bodies, our relationships and our sense of self. Anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, irritability, as well as Acute Stress and Post-Traumatic Stress all have their roots in traumatic experiences that twist and mis-shape the way we live, love and navigate through life.
While I have extensive training in Rogerian, Family Systems and Gestalt theory, as well as several evidence based practices, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT and Seeking Safety, I have found Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) to be the most effective and efficient tool yet for helping people overcome the negative effects of trauma. EMDR is an evidence-based practice that focuses on clearing out the neurologically stored effects of trauma and promoting a healthier, more adaptive way of experiencing our past, as well as the present and future. In addition to EMDR, I also employ Somatic and Ego-State work, and narrative processing - all aimed at helping clients to overcome the negative impact of trauma quickly and effectively.