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Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy

 

Therapy and emotional wellness are how I channel my compassion, education and personal experiences to help you on your healing journey. I have specific methods that will help you shift from distress to feeling more ease in your daily life.

 

In working with individuals, I use my experience and training ranging from my foundational education in Expressive Arts Therapy to my later training in Mindfulness and Somatic Psychotherapy (Hakomi and Sensorimotor methods) to help shift core beliefs and patterns that are no longer serving you. Mindfulness facilitates curiosity of internal processes. This allows the body to become the window through which thoughts, emotions, movement impulses, body sensations and the five senses are tracked and used to have a new experience, away from old patterns that have created distress.

 

 

 

Somatic Psychotherapy is inclusive of talk therapy. I find it to be the most efficient use of therapeutic time, sometimes allowing for a shorter course of therapy. While not always the method that individuals choose to utilize, I also welcome those that would rather utilize a more traditional talk based therapy.

Addiction Therapy

People use substances and/or behaviors addictively for all sorts of reasons, to feel pleasure, socialize, feel accepted, to escape from difficult feelings. The basis of my addiction treatment is to work together to understand the relief or hope you are finding in your addictive behavior. That understanding is often coupled with a renewed desire to shift the behavior away from the addictive behavior. Together we will work towards helping you recognize the craving signals, connected to addictions, with an aim to develop tools to help you potentially move to other healthier behaviors. 

 

 

“It is impossible to understand addiction without asking what relief the addict finds, or hopes to find, in the drug or the addictive behavior.”--Gabor Mate, "In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Encounters with Addiction"

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