People deserve a safe space to process life experiences & emotions on a deeper level and integrate new narratives into their life-art-work!
Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon
Over the years I have built special expertise in helping people work through grief. I notice that for people who have had difficult relationship dynamics and trauma throughout their life can experience complicated grief in the forms of overwhelming feelings of guilt, shame and regret that prolongs their pain in the face of an important loss. I use a combination of trauma-informed methods and skillsets to help shift this narrative and thereby utilize grief and loss to fuel transformation.
I see the attachment domain as the mainframe. It is complex and invisible interdependent system running all the programs through its internal working model; The quality of our relationships becomes how we unconsciously view ourselves and thereby maintains our version of the world. There are so many rewards to exploring this frame works in your own life and to challenge limitations we put on our connectedness.
Our attachment patterning informs how we relate, how safe we feel sharing and asking support of others when we need it, how we process traumatic and overwhelming experiences, how we soothe, regulate, and talk to (and about) ourselves. We can look at all these levels that impact how we feel and function in our lives and consciously forge new patterning together that supports your goals for relating and regulating.
EMDR is such an amazing protocol for clearing disturbance in the body and helping navigate new narratives about the self. I love how it works with the memory, the body & belief system all together in a really measurable way for both client and therapist. I see it work through tele-health as well, it uncovers a lot and gives high potential for integration through the bi-lateral stimulation (eye-movements) and body-led tracking.
I work a lot with models of regulation in treating anxiety. I look at the cognitive aspects, the biological functioning, how trauma rewires the nervous to function from an anxious or up-regulated state, and of course the quality of communication one has in their relationships.