I am a trauma-informed, EMDR trained, licensed Creative Arts Therapist. I specialize in treating PTSD, depression, anxiety, and addiction.
Creative Art Therapist in New York
Depression can be a result of a prolonged hypo-arousal in your nervous system. It is a form of protective mechanism. We will explore the symptoms as information from our body and utilize creative and integrative methods such as music and imagery, inner child work and or EMDR to process past experience that led to the depressive symptoms and offer a platform for self-expression.
I will work with your nervous system and teach you techniques to soothe your nervous system in your daily life. We will also explore anxiety as information that your body is sending you, and the core issues that are connected to your anxiety. Once identified, I will use bottom-up methods, such as EMDR, music and imagery, and somatic work to process the unresolved traumatic experiences. As the experiences are processed and digested, the symptoms will be alleviated.
We will use bottom-up methods, such as EMDR, somatic work, and music and imagery to process the traumatic event. As the traumatic responses are processed and completed, the symptoms will dissipate.
I am a licensed and board certified music psychotherapist with over thirteen years of experience. I have extensive experience working with trauma utilizing music and imagery and voice work as well as working with neurodiverse population. Music access the emotional part of our brain that provides a safe space for self-expression and exploration of difficult emotions. The creative process of music making can be profound and transformative in itself.
I am trauma-informed and EMDR trained. I understand trauma from a neurobiological perspective and am skilled in bottom-up methods necessary in effective trauma treatment.
EMDR is a very effective treatment method for PTSD and complex PTSD as it works directly with the brain's natural propensity to heal. The effects of EMDR can be experienced as an absence of activation to events that use to trigger you. You will find that the traumatic memory no longer has an impact on you. You will also find that the narrative and self belief associated with the event changing as well.