Hi! I specialize in religious trauma and adult children of emotionally immature parents. I use EMDR and trauma-informed talk therapy!
Marriage & Family Therapist in Phoenixville, PA
Supervised by Noah Hercky
I am systemically trained, and I often work with adult clients who experienced child abuse, divorce, family conflict, cutoffs/estrangement, etc. I am experienced with exploring how intergenerational patterns are impacting my clients in the present. I use ACEs to screen for childhood trauma.
Many of my clients present with anxiety. I am experienced with using CBT techniques to provide symptom relief. Client-centered, systemic work helps to address underlying causes of the anxiety. I am also supportive of clients seeking medication management and I am happy to collaborate with their chosen psychiatrist if desired.
I have lived and professional experience with this topic. I am skilled at assisting clients with re-authoring their relationship with themselves and overcoming guilt and family issues often associated with religious and spiritual trauma.
My training in community mental health helped ground me in cognitive behavioral interventions. I have used CBT with a wide variety of clients and presenting issues.
I always knew I wanted to work with individuals, but I specifically chose systemic "marriage and family" training because I value seeing my clients in context. I have also experienced being a systemic therapy client, and I valued the non-pathologizing, multifaceted approach. My graduate education, internship, and professional experience have been in systemic settings, and I seek regular supervision from my systemically-trained supervisors and consultants.
Having a good relationship with your therapist is integral to change. I aim to make therapy a supportive, warm environment where you are seen holistically. I do not act as a teacher or coach but as a fellow human being who is there to listen empathically and support you in generating your own ideal outcomes for situations.
I love using ACT because it is non-stigmatizing and non-pathologizing. Rather than trying to change or fight our feelings, we can accept them and work with ebb and flow of our emotions. ACT lends itself to structure (I have worksheets we can use in your treatment if you like!) or a more fluid, intuitive approach.