I enjoy working with the LGBTQ community in Las Vegas and specialize in infidelity repair, sexuality, and gender identity counseling.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Las Vegas, NV
Broken trust takes effort on both parts for a couple to completely heal from an affair. As with other examples of betrayal trauma, affairs shake relationships to their core. It might feel like the affair takes up your entire life since D-Day. It does not have to! While the road ahead for couples mending their relationship in the wake of an affair is difficult, it can ultimately be the most worthwhile. Both couples must have a sincere desire to make a change in the relationship in order to heal.
While diverse sexuality and gender identity are not inherently stressful, social stigma certainly can be. If you need support while exploring your identity including sexual orientation, gender identity, and everything in between, I have a space for you. If you are LGBTQ+ and need a safe space for issues unrelated to sexual orientation or gender identity, I have a space for you too.
EMDR is a good option for someone seeking relief from pervasive trauma symptoms including intrusive thoughts, negative changes in overall world view after a traumatic event (eg "people can't be trusted" as a broad, general statement), hypervigilance, and other trauma symptoms. EMDR uses Bilateral Stimulation to manually stimulate your mind's natural process to adaptively store new information when a memory sensitized and inadequately stored or processed.
Emotionally Focused Therapy is the gold standard for couple’s therapy. I am completing training requirements for certification in EFT, and I have recently finished Externship. EFT is meant for any 2 people who are having issues and feel “stuck” after experiencing the same outcomes and fights over and over. EFT shines a light on that negative cycle so it can be changed to a healthier cycle of positive interaction. This model works well with couples and family issues.