Chris Lombardo (they/them/she/her), LPCC, CADC1, CEOLD
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Rio Rancho, NM
-ACT as well as finding rituals to confront and honor and grief and loss. -Trained as an End of Life Doula -2022 President of Northwest Association for Death Education and Bereavement Services.
Using spiritual belief systems and rituals as a part of therapy (fully dependent on client belief systems)
I utilize internal family systems as a framework for therapy. This is to get to know your inner child, inner critic, shadows, and other internal committee members. When we know our internal family, and can communicate with them, the internal world can live in more harmony.
When you undergo EMDR, you access memories of a trauma event in very specific ways. Combined with eye movements and guided instructions, accessing those memories helps you reprocess what you remember from the negative event. That reprocessing helps “repair” the mental injury from that memory. Remembering what happened to you will no longer feel like reliving it, and the related feelings will be much more manageable.
I use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Re-Processing) to treat trauma. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a type of therapy that sees our minds like a family with different parts. Some parts are like protectors, some hold our painful memories, and others try to manage our emotions. The goal is to understand these parts, be kind to ourselves, and let our inner "wise" part guide healing. IFS helps with issues like stress, anxiety, and past hurts by making our inner world more balanced and harmonious.