I am passionate about helping people find their voice, work through shame, and begin to treat themselves with self-compassion.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Davie, FL
As an EMDR trained therapist I have experience working with trauma, PTSD, and complex PTSD. Living with these diagnoses can create symptoms of feeling on edge, reacting to events that feel out of proportion to what is happening in the present moment, and struggling to connect with others. We usually struggle with feeling worthwhile or using our voice. Together we can begin to create safety in your body and in your life.
Having worked at a residential eating disorder facility for over 15 years, I am knowledgable and passionate about helping individuals who struggle with bulimia nervosa, anorexia, binge eating disorder, food addiction, and emotional eating. In my experience, we begin using food as a way to control things when most other things are outside of our control. It starts as a solution that over time becomes a problem that is difficult to address without support.
CBT is based on the idea that how we think, how we feel, and how we act are all closely related. CBT can help you identify and change negative or unhealthy patterns of thinking.
I believe each client is unique and therefore I have multiple tools in my toolbox to help tailer therapy to each individuals needs. My goal is to meet you where you are at and walk your journey with you by shining light on areas that need time or attention. Some modalities I use include: EMDR, CBT, DBT, Meditation, breathe work, and ACT.
In my experience talk therapy alone does not allow certain painful memories or beliefs to shift enough to offer relief. EMDR can be an effective tool to address traumatic memories or negative beliefs about ourselves. I am an EMDRIA trained EMDR therapist and have additional EMDR training in eating disorders and addictive disorders..