Hi, I am Jennifer. Mom of two teenage boys & two rambunctious dogs, lover of chocolate, trauma therapist and founder of SelfWork Counseling.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Richardson, TX
I believe that every person deserves physical, emotional, spiritual, and sexual safety: always. If you believe you are experiencing relational trauma and or abuse, please contact me to learn about options available to you.
Relational and Betrayal trauma may when you uncover an unknown addiction or infidelity, your marriage. it can be the most debilitating moment in your life. These forms of betrayals are extremely traumatic, and mirror those of other traumatic events including shock, repression, denial, intense mood fluctuation, depression, anxiety, and lowered self-worth.
Couples counseling helps couples recognize specific needs and areas of conflict in an effort to resolve those issues and heal the relationship. Couples counseling may be beneficial regardless of if you are married, engaged, dating, living together or apart.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a researched based psychotherapy method of therapy for dealing with unresolved trauma and distressing life events that often produces more rapid results than traditional talk therapy. EMDR therapy does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue or completing homework between sessions. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain.
According to the IFS Institute, "Internal Family Systems is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy. We believe the mind is naturally multiple and that is a good thing. Our inner parts contain valuable qualities and our core Self knows how to heal, allowing us to become integrated and whole. In IFS all parts are welcome."
Trauma-Focused Therapy is a specific approach to therapy that recognizes and emphasizes understanding how the traumatic experience impacts an individual’s mental, behavioral, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. This type of therapy is rooted in understanding the connection between the trauma experience and the individual’s emotional and behavioral responses. The end goal of empowering you to create a healthier and more adaptive meaning of the experience that took place in your life.