Everyone experiences trauma. My wellness-focused approach utilizes your strengths to help you move beyond the after-effects of hardship.
Counselor in San Diego, CA
I help those who have been members of "cult" or high-control groups. These groups may be religious, secular, psychological or career-oriented (think Multi-Level-Marketing groups). Coercion, undue influence and oppression are often used by such groups and individuals may have difficulty establishing a life in freedom, after such membership. My own experience being a member of a repressive religious group, for 26 years, informs my work. I have also educated myself in order to be of service.
I offer a variety of tools: EMDR, DBT, Internal Family Systems, trauma-informed cognitive work, anger expression, art work using SoulCollage(r), somatic work including breath training, use of 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions and more.
Depression and anxiety are usually after-effects of trauma, dysfunctional family, parenting by immature adults and related circumstances.
I trained with Dr. Colin Ross (The Trauma Model) in his inpatient trauma treatment hospital program. I have over 20 years experience and extensive training for treating PTSD. I also help those who identify with Complex PTSD.. I offer treatment to military personnel and veterans via the Headstrong Project. There is no cost to the client for this service. Contact me to learn more.
I offer support to persons who have left or are thinking about leaving high-control cultic groups. Many of these are religious in nature. Education and support can help you transition into "the world" and cope with shunning. I also offer support to those who are concerned about a loved one's group membership.