You're looking into therapy, so let's do it! I offer intensive Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to fast-track your recovery. Your problems didn’t develop an hour a week, so why should they be addressed that way?
If you are experiencing flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, or painful emotions that you don't want to talk about, EMDR offers a way for you to work through your experiences without having to share all the details. EMDR can help you put the past in the past, so you can figure out what to do next.
I specialize in EMDR therapy because I believe it is the most effective way to help people overcome PTSD, moral injury, depression, and anxiety.
I offer weekly 90-minute sessions, half-day sessions, and 2-4 day intensive EMDR retreats.
Are you looking for a therapist who understands military life and combat operations? Before becoming a therapist, I spent 10 years as a civilian working alongside military personnel in Virginia, California, Iraq, and Afghanistan. I understand the meaning and purpose that can be experienced when working in a high-OPTEMPO, mission-focused environment, as well as the need to keep feelings compartmentalized in order to get things done. I became a therapist because I believe that veterans suffering from PTSD, moral injury, and military sexual trauma deserve effective help, not bureaucratic red tape.
I work independently of the DOD and VA so that I can focus on your needs. Intensive EMDR can be a good fit for people who are driven, focused, and ready for relief from intrusive memories, nightmares, or panic attacks. It can also help you if you feel like your life today is meaningless, stuck, or unsatisfying. We can open up difficult memories once, in a concise format, and help you figure out what to do now.
I'm honored to work with veterans, government civilians, contractors, and others who have supported military operations.
Surviving childhood can be tough, and the effects of childhood trauma can reverberate into adulthood. It can be hard to trust your own judgement and form solid relationships with others. EMDR can help you get to the root of your issues, so that you can live better today.
If you have tried talk therapy before or feel stuck with your current therapist, it may be time to address your underlying issues intensively. Intensive EMDR may also be appropriate if you have been unwilling to try traditional therapy because you did not want to open up your childhood experiences week after week. With an EMDR intensive, we can address difficult memories in a safe and measured way, at your pace. Therapy should not be re-traumatizing. Intensive EMDR sessions give you enough time to explore and address long-standing issues, without an arbitrary 55-minute session limit.
I'm trained and experienced with helping people who have experienced physical, sexual, emotional, or spiritual abuse, neglect, significant losses (such as the death of a parent), and bullying.
Do you want a space where you can just be you, without fear of judgement or need to educate? I have spent time exploring my gender, sexual, and spiritual identity, and I'm honored to meet you wherever you are. I understand that your sexual orientation or gender identity may or may not be a source of stress for you.
The EMDR process allows us to identify and focus on what matters to you. We can use EMDR to address issues stemming from childhood, recent traumatic events, or on-going stressors, such as family or relationship issues. I find that people often continue to interact and cope by using the same resources and thought patterns that they developed as children. EMDR can help you break out of old patterns and find a path forward.
In addition to trauma-focused therapy, I'm honored to help people who are identifying as LGBTQ+ in adulthood or considering transition. I'm kink-aware.
Please contact me for a free consultation, so we can determine whether we are a good fit.
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