Welcome! I help people heal from PTSD & Trauma, using BRAIN-BODY Trauma Therapies such as: BRAINSPOTTING, EMDR, SOMATIC-ATTACHMENT & more!
Clinical Social Worker in Albuquerque, NM
Grief work is holy soul work. The grieving process is sacred. I would be honored to companion you on your grieving or bereavement journey. Here is what I believe: “The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you’ll learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.” Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
I believe each of us possesses a spirituality sensibility. Some of us cultivate this aspect of our personality and others choose not to. I come out of a Catholic Christian contemplative background, with a Buddhist meditation practice. I have worked and lived in India, Japan and Europe, working with a variety of spiritual paths. I hold a MA in Theology and have a graduate Certificate in Religion, Gender & Sexuality. I am skilled in addressing abuse in religious contexts, too, including LGBTQ+.
Brain-based Trauma Therapies, such as: Brainspotting & EMDR attend trauma that is stored in our limbic/subcortical brain. Brainspotting gives the therapist access to both brain and body processes. Its goal is to bypass the conscious, neocortical thinking to access the deeper, subcortical emotional and body-based parts of the brain. Like EMDR, it attends the trauma on the neuro-body level and not merely talking. Talk-therapy alone will not heal trauma. I believe wholeheartedly in these therapies!