My name is Blair Prescott and I’m a clinical Psychologist providing psychotherapy online to adults in TN and all 39 PscyPact States.
Clinical Psychologist in Nashville, TN
The symptoms of PTSD can be thought of as a natural response to unnatural events. It makes sense that you're feeling this way AND you deserve to have your life back. I'm experienced in evidence based modalities, such as EMDR, that can help you learn to discern between triggers and actual threats. We can explore reactions and challenge dynamics, thoughts, and behaviors in order to allow more freedom in your responses and path forward.
It is my own experience of assault that most influenced my career path as a therapist. You're not alone. With a background as a Rape Crisis Counselor and Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator at the Veterans Affairs, I've worked with individuals of all backgrounds who've experienced sexual assault. We can work to re-build your sense trust, self-esteem, relationships, feelings of safety, and sense of calm. It's not your fault and you don't deserve to suffer anymore.
Our thoughts about ourselves are born out of our cultural and societal influences, rather than direct reflections of who we are. Media upholds standards that are unattainable, and frankly, ridiculous. These standards keeps us ever-striving and ever-consuming. Bias and stigma about our identities unfairly alters are sense of self. By identifying and challenging these notions, we can weed out these influences to get to the core of who you are.
Eye movement desensitization and Re-processing is an effective way to approach trauma healing that helps build safety and stabilization while addressing stressful life circumstances. After completing EMDR level 1 Certification and consultation in 2020, EMDR is a popular modality among clients I work with who find it helps make their trauma experiences more approachable and assists with accessing calm in the body that allows for an integration of trauma experiences.
Cognitive Processing Therapy is an evidence-based, structured way to identify and challenge negative beliefs created or exacerbated by trauma. Through repetitive challenging of beliefs about self-esteem, self-blame, control/power, intimacy, safety, and, trust, we can re-structure thought patterns. First trained in CPT in 2019, I've utilized the techniques with a variety of clients who report feeling more in control of their responses to trauma triggers and better able to engage with the world.
Both micro and macro systems that influence thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Because we are all interconnected, and societal structures, such as stigma and oppression, have a major impact on our psychology. CBT helps identify internalized beliefs that are keeping you stuck in maladaptive cycles. Shifting thinking and behaviors creates opportunities for new paths that are more aligned with your goals and values. I was first trained in CBT in 2013 and integrate CBT techniques into my work.