An effective therapy process is one in which the therapist works with the client's goals, interests, and personality to come up with an individualized plan that is the best fit for that client. Each session that you and I have will be tailor-made for where you are right now, and where you would like to go.
In most of my sessions, I use one or more of the following modalities:
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is an effective modality for dealing with traumas of any nature. It has been placed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense in the "A" category as “strongly recommended” for the treatment of trauma. While the word "trauma" is often thought of in relation to events such as witnessing death, or experiencing assault, in fact, any event that affects our lives significantly can be viewed as traumatic. You can read and watch more about EMDR Therapy here: http://www.emdrhap.org/content/what-is-emdr/
Yoga is a 5,000-year-old practice that includes breath control and specific bodily postures. Studies have demonstrated that yoga can help reduce stress and anxiety, alleviate symptoms of depression, and enhance mood and overall sense of well-being. Incorporating breathing techniques and/ or particular movements from yoga may be something that would help you to access and shift feelings and patterns that no longer serve you. No previous experience with yoga is required, nor do you have to have a particular body type to reap the therapeutic benefits of yoga.
I am a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT), hold a professional-level (advanced/ 500-hour) certification in yoga from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA (e-RYT 500), and am author of “Mental and Emotional Healing through Yoga” (Routledge, 2018)
Expressive Arts Therapy
Expressive Arts Therapy is a way of connecting with your inner wisdom, engaging in a journey of self-discovery, understanding emotions, and experiencing emotional healing, all through artistic expression and the creative process. Just as the words in our conversations act as symbols (how many times have you found yourself searching for the perfect word to express exactly what you mean?), we can also express our thoughts and feelings in a variety of other ways, among them visual symbols. No artistic experience is required: the emphasis is on the process rather than the product.
I hold a certification in Expressive Arts Therapy from Sky Mountain Institute in Escondido, CA.