A friendly reminder that you are worthy, you are worth it, and you matter; carry on.
Therapist in Wheat Ridge, CO
Supervised by Kristen Dammer LCSW.00001627
The unfortunate truth is that our predominant culture does not generally hold space for men to be vulnerable and heal our wounds. Through a variety of therapeutic modalities (e.g. EMDR, CBT, person-centered, and existential therapy) coupled with authentic and real connection, I create such a space so that we may be more whole and compassionate individuals, partners, fathers, sons, and friends. This work can be done individually as well as in groups.
Traumatic experiences have a way of disorganizing our body's natural system of processing and storing memories, leaving us vulnerable to feeling as though we are in present danger even though these are past (sometimes many years old) experiences. I utilize EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapy to help you identify and reintegrate these memories in order to help you not only heal from trauma, but also build beautiful resilience in its place.
Anxiety at its core is the body's fear response getting away from us and this affects as many as 40 million people in the U.S. While there is plenty to rationally fear in the world these days, we want to approach it with grounded composure. I utilize various therapeutic modalities (e.g. EMDR, CBT, person-centered, and existential therapy) in order to help you build the skills and confidence to be an anchor in your life and relationships.
I have worked with a variety of mental health challenges over the years, from complex trauma and severe organic mental illness to anxiety and depression. What I have found is that often the most healing and human experiences come from the meaning that we are able to making of our lives. For any gardeners out there, understanding our suffering through this existential lens is how we can compost our pain and grow beautiful lives in these rich soils.
I am currently pursuing my EMDR certification through an EMDRIA accredited training program. While EMDR was initially created as a treatment for PTSD, it is now highly regarded as an evidenced-based practice for the treatment of anxiety, depression, grief, panic, and more.
In addition to Master's level training in CBT, I have also pursued additional training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. These modalities teach ad highlight coping skills while examining limiting thoughts and beliefs that may be contributing to painful patterns. I have successfully utilized CBT to treat clients from children to seniors experiencing a wide variety of mental health challenges.