I teach techniques that help lower anxiety, manage depression, and stop panic so that you can think clearly, make good choices for yourself
Counselor in Eugene, OR
I teach individuals how to tolerate, manage and listen to anxiety through the use of somatic exercise, including mindfulness and body awareness. We will explore the connection between thoughts, emotions and behaviors so that we can interrupt limiting patterns that create and maintain anxiety. In session we will practice the art of allowing anxiety to be present, we will practice the art of listening to your inner guidance so that you can see what is often hidden under layers of anxiety, your f
I particularly enjoy working with grief and loss. Grief is its own ‘emotion’ it is the purest form of sadness we can feel. And as with all emotions it is a gift to us. I use similar strategies when dealing with grief and loss, building a tolerance for sadness and tools to do that. As well as sharing and talking about our loved ones. I view grief as a doorway or a portal that we all must pass through at some point in life and it really helpful to have a guide.
I have specialized training in dealing with trauma and PTSD. Trauma and PTSD are treatable and you can find freedom from the pain of it. I use somatic resourcing and release strategies in combination with CBT. I also use a lot of trauma education so that you build a better understanding of your symptoms because understanding the trauma and PTSD symptoms is part of the healing from it.
Somatic Psychotherapy is a body-centered therapy that explores the connection between the mind and the body. This approach uses both traditional talk therapy with somatic techniques. We will use body-mind exercises that will help you release anxiety, depressed emotions and trauma that are negatively impacting your physical and emotional health. To free the body from the mind we need to build internal awareness. Somatic therapy strengthens your internal awareness to unlock patterns that bou