Life is often full of stress. The stress may be related to trauma, such as childhood abuse,
domestic violence, or an assault. Or it may be related to less well defined events in our lives
including job pressures, unhappy relationships, or even a vague feeling of discontent. Often we
can manage the stress on our own or with the help of our friends. At other times, therapy may
How do we know when therapy should be considered?
Chronic stress, regardless of the cause, takes a toll on human beings. Our bodies and our
minds become depleted. We may feel anxious, depressed, or our physical health may suffer.
Some people self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. The quality of our lives is impacted negatively
and we experience less joy. It is often at this point that therapy can be helpful.
I integrate a variety approaches to facilitate growth and healing. I use an attachment
perspective that looks at how early relationships have influenced our view of ourselves and
others, leading to patterns that get repeated in our present lives. I have been trained in EMDR
(Eye Movement, Desensitization, and Reprocessing) that has been empirically validated to be
successful with trauma, phobias, panic disorders, as well as a number of other issues. I also
draw from mindfulness training that helps us learn to live more fully in the present. By combining
these approaches, I am better able to meet the needs of individual clients.
If you have any questions or would like to speak with me further about the services I provide,
please give me a call at 530-756-5525.