I'm here to help with healing and growing forward. I specialize in Trauma, EMDR, At-risk youth, substance abuse, & mood disorders.
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Working with active addicts and recovery addicts, I have found the most beautiful souls that have found solace in a substance that went from solace to chaos. I'm here to help you unravel the nasty web that substances leashed, address core issues that initiated the use and work towards relapse prevention and abstinence maintenance. One moment at a time, one step at a time.
Thoughts, behaviors, and feelings all influence one another. If you're able to address one area, the others begin to shift. This is not a technique to brainwash or manipulate but rather educate, practice, and grow from thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and actions that stop you from doing and being who you want to be.
I'm certified in EMDR. I help you build the resources to feel safe, then work with you in processing the trauma in a manner that the trauma no longer impacts functioning. We take the time necessary to feel safe before addressing anything and I'll be right beside you throughout the process.
Life is hard on its own, then something happens that shakes to the core. I'm here to help sort through all the thoughts, feelings, sensations, and struggles. My first approach is to help you settle from all the funky feelings and then when safe as well as ready, we begin to walk together, healing and growing. Timing is based on what you can do and handle. I don't hold any clock on you, take all the time you need and I'll be here with you, for you.
Adolescence is such a challenging time, wanting to be free but knowing that you still have such much to learn and do. The exploration of self is incredibly difficult with so many opinions and influences from everywhere. I help teens sort through all the noise and find the path that takes them to better heights. No challenge is unusual for me. I only ask the teen to give me a chance, when they do, they begin to find the clarity they so eagerly seek!
No matter where you have been, you're constantly moving forward, even if it's such a small step that doesn't appear evident. I'm here to walk with you and help you from feeling unstuck, and secure in your next steps.