My Therapeutic Training Includes:
Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling
This one of a kind degree from Naropa is an East meets West approach that offers practices anchored in wisdom traditions that have delivered inner peace for thousands of years. These tried and true methods will result in your ability to move through difficult life issues by helping you access something greater within and beyond the Self. Gestalt therapy is infused through experiments to help integrate your various parts – especially the ones you push into the shadows.
EMDR is widely researched and evidence-based as a highly effective treatment for PTSD, as well as other psychological disorders. The protocol works to unlock stuck trauma and limiting beliefs by rewiring the neural network in the brain, which assists our own inherent healing capacity towards more adaptive functioning. Our goal here is “to feel at peace with the past, empowered in the present, and able to make choices for the future.” (Shapiro) We do this by stimulating both the left and right hemispheres of the brain, while also offering many various resourcing tools that you can utilize in everyday life.
We all have a felt sense knowing that just being in the natural world is incredibly intrinsically therapeutic. Turning towards the inherent metaphor, beauty, and healing capacity of the outdoors can lead to direct experiential insights that leave you feeling connected and embodied. Sessions can also include questing, ritual, and ceremony – resulting in powerfully meaningful guidance that ripples out to have lasting effects in your daily lived experience.
I’m trained in and use Pyschobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT), which is an attachment based model that helps promote safety and security for a healthy functioning relationship. I teach communication skills and facilitate building trust towards creating a successful “couple bubble”, which is a mutualism that helps bring out the best in one another and makes you stronger together as a team. I encourage leaning into the relationship and its challenges as a way to co-regulate, heal old wounds and embrace co-evolution together.