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Licensed Professional Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI
I have training in Somatic and Attachment Focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a well researched, effective approach for addressing PTSD. I am also a Certified NeuroAffective Relational Model-NARM (tm) Therapist with advanced training in working with c-ptsd, developmental, relational and attachment trauma.
I have training in Somatic and Attachment Focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and am working toward certification in the NeuroAffective Relational Model-NARM (tm) for with attachment trauma. In addition my internship was a full year working closely with a supervisor oriented in deep, relational attachment work. To work with with attachment issues it is integral that a therapist has done a substantial amount of their own personal therapy, I have.
I am a certified intuitive eating counselor and a certified body trust provider (tm). Both of these certifications are holistic and social justice oriented in the foundations of Health at Every Size (tm). I do not approach emotional eating as pathology, it is often a wise choice given a person's circumstances and the fat phobic culture we live that promotes restrictive dieting which thrusts a person into a weight cycling hell they never consented to.
I have training in Somatic and Attachment Oriented Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. This was the full training for EMDR and am considered fully trained in EMDR. The somatic and attachment additions give me more foundation for working with EMDR among those struggling with not only symptoms of ptsd but also complex ptsd, relational, attachment and developmental trauma.
I am a Certified NeuroAffective Relational Model(tm) Therapist. I have completed training through level 2 and am a member of the Inner Circle. NARM is a cutting-edge model for working with attachment, relational and developmental trauma, by helping people start to connect with what they really want and see more clearly relational patterns that can cause life-long struggle if not addressed.
I am currently training in a therapeutic model called NeuroAffective Touch® which is a polyvagal-informed somatic approach that integrates relational and psychodynamic psychotherapy with the therapeutic use of touch and bodywork. Integrating this approach in treatment builds a vital bridge between verbal and nonverbal states in order to address the key elements of early emotional trauma, and repair attachment and developmental deficits.
The models I am trained are process oriented and get into healing at deepest layers, beyond learning coping skills. It is an honor to support other therapists in this depth healing work as it has a ripple effect not only into their personal lives, also into their own therapeutic work. Relational somatic psychotherapy is the foundation of this transformation work.