Trauma Informed Therapist who meets clients where they are in their life in order to help them get to where they want to be.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Richmond, VA
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a modified type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Its main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others. The main component of DBT is teaching clients different skills to help them in their lives
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is used for Acute Stress Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It is a method that allows a client to target negative thoughts and feelings and replace those negative thoughts and feelings with positive thoughts and feelings. I explain it to clients like purposeful daydreams with bilateral stimulation to help the client remain regulated. The client does not have to talk through all their thoughts and feelings with the therapist
Sand tray therapy provides the client with a method of exploring their world along with their fears and states of regulation without having to talk about themselves with the therapist. The therapist explores the sand tray creation with the client and looks at potential correlations to life experiences. Sand tray therapist is a non-evasive method of exploring past trauma and current life struggles. The client is welcome to share as much or as little as they are comfortable with the therapist.