Hi there, and welcome to my profile! I provide therapy services in a private practice in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Clinical Social Worker in Cedar Rapids, IA
I have a passion for working to change the narrative around women's issues and how women are viewed and treated in our society. Much of my experience has revolved around social justice related to sexual assault and domestic violence against women, and even if that isn't the focus of therapy sessions, it's always an underlying factor for women.
Attachment theory guides the bulk of my practice. Whatever therapy modality I use, attachment theory plays a role. We are all products of our experiences, and attachment often determines how we experience relationships and our levels of self-love. Whether working through trauma or relationship issues, increasing healthy attachment is integral to healing.
EMDR is the backbone of my work with individual clients. EMDR is a proven therapy model to work through acute and chronic trauma and can be modified to help clients experiencing a multitude of issues. Although it's grounded in trauma work, EMDR can be utilized to process feelings of depression, anxiety, and other stressed-induced emotions.
CBT is my go-to model for working through mild and moderate issues related to depression, anxiety, relationships, and other unhelpful thinking patterns. CBT can be used seamlessly with EMDR and relationship work to build skills that can be used for a lifetime. Whether overtly discussed, CBT is a common modality used in nearly all therapy sessions because of its practicality.