I have extensive training in various approaches to treating people who have experienced interpersonal trauma, such as abuse in the family or in close relationships.
Abuse, particularly early in life, sometimes leads to dissociative experiences in an effort to make the situation more bearable. I have training and experience in helping people lessen dissociation and find ways of opening internal communication and integrate their life experiences.
As a former director of a graduate program in mental health counseling and faculty member in a APA accredited training program, I have a lot of experience with supervision, the training process, and issues commonly faced by therapists. I enjoy working with novice and seasoned therapists alike, and also often work with helping professionals from different disciplines, such as physicians and clergy.
I am an integrative therapist, meaning I have trained in many different approaches and can select interventions from various modalities to best match your treatment goals and preferences. Within my continuing education, I have trained in many trauma therapy approaches such as somatic experiencing, EMDR, interpersonal therapy, CBT-TR, attachment focused approaches to trauma, and Internal Family Systems.