Hi! I'm Anya. I'm happy you're here and looking forward to hearing from you if it feels like a fit.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,
Safety is the absolute prerequisite to any trauma work. Building safety and rapport takes time, but is part of the process. Many times, trauma therapy is relational, as traumatic experiences have occurred in relationships. In order to heal, we need to experience something different within a safe container (of therapy). Your nervous system needs to sense something different. Figuring out your unique needs is essential to healing, and we will do that.
Parts work is an essential component of treating trauma as a whole, due to our human tendency to dissociate to varying degrees. This is a gentle, respectful, yet powerful approach.
EMDR, like parts work, has a place and role in treatment depending on the nature of the trauma. Having various tools in the toolbox is important to me to be able to address your unique needs based on your experiences.
Dissociative disorders are more common than many realize. Because I specialize in trauma, and dissociation is a very common and primal response to trauma, I have training in this area, with sensitivity to complex trauma, RA, and other somatic trauma responses.
We can feel anxious and/or have anxiety. There is a difference. So many things contribute to anxiety, and it's important to determine which factors contribute to your anxiety, as that impacts what we do to treat it.
Adult ADHD is underdiagnosed and misunderstood. Adult ADHD affects people's daily functioning in so many ways, as it affects executive functioning overall. I find that adults who have not been diagnosed, often assume they are just "defective" or "suck at life" and other people have figured out how to handle things better. Not true. With strategies and possible medication, adults I work with find that their world changes dramatically for the better once we begin implementation.