Hello, to begin the gentle process of change and healing trauma wounds, call me at 979-341-3614 to see if I feel like the right fit for you.
Clinical Social Worker in Houston, TX
As we were born into the human race, we were born with the right to be treated with dignity and respect. The humanistic and strengths based foundations of ACT is inclusive of my deeply held beliefs, personal and professional values that I incorporate in service to assist my clients to gain new personal perspectives and incites. I integrate multiple aspects of ACT to help you recognize your strengths, choices and to develop and grow your resiliency factors.
Mindfulness has multiple therapeutic benefits. I provide psychoeducation about how these practices help us to effect change within the body and mind, teach and practice specific mindfulness practices with you in session. Helping you to learn how to take a "Mindful Stance" to generalize these skills from formal practices throughout your daily life. Allowing you to develop a growing sense of compassion for yourself as you begin to be less judgmental and self-critical.
I am a certified eye movement and desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapist and have advanced training to incorporate trauma informed yoga into EMDR protocols. EMDR recognizes there is no separation between our bodies and our minds. Built on the adaptive information processing model that demonstrates how past adverse experiences or trauma can be so overwhelming in our current lives, causing us to develop negative core beliefs. EMDR is very effective treatment.
I work with people who experience PTSD, or more often have Complex PTSD stemming from adverse childhood experiences, sexual abuse, developmental trauma and/or childhood abuse/neglect. Some clients are medical professionals, first responders or veteran's who have experienced overseas conflict. I use a trauma informed approach, build a strong therapeutic relationship and provide skills to help you manage symptoms, to prepare and feel more confident in addressing what happened to you.
Many people I work with have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or rape. If specific memories are not available, we work with felt sense and any memories that may present as we do the work. I do not work with perpetrators. I use a trauma informed approach, build a strong therapeutic relationship and provide skills to help you manage symptoms, to slowly prepare and feel more confident to engage in treatment, on your healing journey.
I work with people who may experience derealization, depersonalization, and/or don't feel connected to body, space, and/or time. Dissociation is a spectrum that ranges from very mild symptoms through to forms of dissociative identify disorder. The important thing to know is this is what we humans do, you're not crazy! Some of us may need more help to feel grounded and/or present. Incorporated practices of trauma informed yoga, mindfulness can help us gently reconnect.