Nichole is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor and has Certifications in Trauma, Neuroscience and (EMDR).
Licensed Professional Counselor in CHESTERFIELD, MO
Specializing in treatments for complex traumas can help you with these symptoms: Reduce reactivity, flashbacks, rumination, hypervigilance, anger, avoidance, insomnia, chronic pain and the fluctuation between flooding and feeling numb, "wired and tired." Remove the emotional charge of traumatic memories, family patterns, self-defeating language, subconscious mechanisms, habits and behaviors.
Need help adjusting or moving through a traumatic life experience, or a death? Experience new ways to process emotional pain, honor yourself and loved ones, disentangle the narrative in your mind. Nichole utilizes the "Companioning Model" designed by Dr. Alan Wolfelt. Develop debriefing skills by desensitizing unwanted body sensations/core beliefs, changing your neurobiology.
Develop advanced communication, optimize problem solving strategies to break cycles of dysfunction such as the pursuer versus the distancer. Eliminate criticism, nagging, and personal attacks creating fair fighting rules Gain mutual respect, admiration, and win-win outcomes. Process unfinished business while overcoming perpetual gridlock, build "Love Maps" and maintain Intimacy using your partners love language.
I incorporate Brain-Based Therapy and Practical Neuroscience to improve attachment, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, mindful practices, and memory reconsolidation which is faster than just traditional talk therapy.
"Pendulation" movement between regulation and dysregulation. This relieves the fight, flight and freeze state while expanding the "window of tolerance." Resources are defined as anything that helps the client's autonomic nervous system return to a regulated state of homeostasis. In the face of arousal, "discharge" is facilitated to allow the client's body to return to a regulated state. This process is to reinforce the client's inherent capacity to self-regulate and integration of mind-body.
Integrative psychotherapy proven "gold standard" for trauma treatment. EMDR utilizes eye movements, bi-lateral sound or pulsations to stimulate both hemispheres of the brain. Traumatic memories are stored in parts of the brain where they can’t be processed then images, sounds and emotions related to the memory become “frozen in time.” EMDR “unfreezes” these memories, as this occurs, the memory loses its emotional charge and becomes less distressing.