- Neuropsychological Assessment
I am a licensed psychologist, neuropsychological expert, certified brain health coach and trauma therapist specializing in EMDR therapy.
Psychologist in Houghton Lake, MI
My background as a licensed psychologist and a trauma survivor uniquely positions me to offer compassionate and effective therapy to assist you in your healing journey. I have personal understanding of how challenging this journey can be. I have decades of experience using EMDR therapy to help individuals eliminate flashbacks, nightmares, hypervigilance and other trauma symptoms. I can help you create a life of joy and peace.
For 24 years, I have helped individuals process unresolved memories, reframe negative thought patterns, and actively rewire their brains for more positive and adaptive thinking. I emphasize the importance of self-love and self-compassion as foundational aspects of healing, nurturing your emotional well-being. Additionally, I work with you to identify and develop adequate coping skills to manage depression and promote emotional resilience.
I am an expert on narcissistic abuse and have published resources on this issue designed to help you recognize gaslighting and manipulation, and assist you in setting boundaries. Additionally, I provide support and strategies for those dealing with the aftermath of infidelity, helping them navigate complex emotions and rebuild trust. My goal is to empower individuals to strengthen their sense of self-worth and create healthier and more fulfilling relationships.
EMDR is my primary treatment modality, and I bring a wealth of experience in guiding individuals towards trauma healing. My approach focuses on collaboratively identifying trauma targets for processing, while also prioritizing resourcing techniques to reestablish a sense of safety and inner peace. Through EMDR therapy, I help clients transform the way traumatic memories are stored in the brain, ultimately freeing them from flashbacks, nightmares, and avoidance issues associated with trauma.
My approach to hypnotherapy is founded on my extensive training and certification through the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis. I have a proven track record of utilizing hypnosis to facilitate positive transformations in peoples' lives. I have recorded and produced a library of hypnosis audios to increase self-confidence and productivity, improve sports performance, overcome sexual dysfunction, conquer procrastination, achieve weight loss goals, and successfully quit smoking.
In my approach to Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy, I guide you on a transformative journey of self-discovery and healing. We work together to identify, relate to, and understand the various inner parts of self and how they are interconnected. You come to realize that these parts are all vital components of a larger whole, resulting in emotional healing, a profound sense of grounding, heightened self-awareness, and a deep well of self-acceptance.