My philosophy for improving your wellness is to foster a team approach where we work together to devise a plan that meets your needs and your goals. Collaborating is important as it allows you the opportunity to be an active participant in the change process. I utilize the following to assist with addressing and working through emotional blocks and patterns that are limiting personal success.
Polyvagal theory is incorporated into therapy so clients can begin to understand the role of their autonomic nervous system in regulating emotional responses and social engagement. This framework is used to guide interventions, such as EMDR, BSP, IFS, and SSP that promote self-regulation and safety, particularly in clients who have experienced trauma. By recognizing the unique interplay between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system in response to certain stressors, we can work together to tailor the specific pathway to fostering a sense of calm, connection, and resilience.
EMDR and Brainspotting (BSP)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and BSP are both reprocessing therapies that offer valuable tools for individuals seeking healing from emotional wounds. These therapies facilitate the processing and resolution of traumatic experiences by targeting specific neural networks, helping clients alleviate distress and achieve emotional well-being.
Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)
SSP is an acoustic vagus nerve stimulator that is used to assist with numerous challenges with the primary goal of regulating the
nervous system. Utilization of this tool can assist those with trauma, mood disorders, inattention, sleep issues, and auditory sensitivities.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Incorporating Internal Family Systems (IFS) into therapy offers a transformative approach to self-acceptance by acknowledging and embracing all facets of an individual's inner world. Being an IFS-informed therapist allows me to assist clients with developing a deeper understanding of their inner conflicts while promoting unity and harmony within the self.
Interpersonal problem-solving can be enhanced by modeling and teaching clients effective communication strategies and conflict resolution skills. The goal is to identify unhelpful patterns of interaction and replace them with healthier ways to express needs, listen actively, and collaborate in resolving conflicts. This is often incorporated with the tools mentioned above.