I am an ecotherapist, a licensed counselor and I have extensive experience working with complex trauma, depressive disorders and self-harm.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Everett, WA
Supervised by Jordan Prince, LMHC
I have worked in ecotherapies since 2007 and have worked extensively in developing nature-based interventions for healing and growth from trauma in Washington State and beyond. Ecotherapies are self-defined but in general, ecotherapies aren't therapies at all, rather, a reconnection or a grounding to who we are as a species.
The depths, darkness, or the shadow. When we thing of these things we often think of fear, or pain, but within the depths we can find - or realize - our strengths and understand the extent or our resilience. We begin by identifying unconscious behaviors, then, we look to the shadow to confront the demons that lay therein. Once we begin working within the shadow, we begin soul (psyche) work, we begin the process of individuation, healing, growth.
Trauma comes in many forms, with many resulting internal presentations. Trauma is trauma and there is no comparrison from one person to another, our trauma is our own and there are many successful, evidence-based treatments for trauma. We begin by developing trust, then focus on the response to trauma, both in our physical and emotional selves, followed by the most important component, you're personal narrative. The narrative come when you're ready, in control rather than reactive to symptoms