I strive to make each session count by drawing upon extensive training and experience in a variety of proven therapies including:
Clinical hypnotherapy, along with psychotherapy, can help you ease emotional pain, manage anxiety and depression, heal trauma and abuse, and eliminate unwanted habits. Hypnosis helps you achieve a more relaxed state of mind so you are able to receive and use positive suggestions to heal or change.
Heart-centered hypnotherapy (HCH) is a powerful, deeply cathartic way of using hypnosis to help you release psychological shock and painful emotions. HCL also helps you identify and transform self-defeating patterns and safely heal trauma, abuse, and PTSD without the risk of being re-traumatized.
Voice dialogue is a respectful conversation between me and different parts of yourself. When you understand how different voices are in conflict with each other, the clarity is revealed to help you make more conscious choices about what you really want, rather than feeling stuck or acting out of confusion and habit.
Sensorimotor psychotherapy is a body-oriented talking therapy that stops the re-living of trauma symptoms that you may be feeling in the form of physical sensations. You'll become free from the extremes of either feeling numb and frozen, or triggered and reactive.
Somatic experiencing helps you develop body awareness to "renegotiate" and heal your traumas by "revisiting" them rather than reliving them. Unexplained lifelong symptoms ranging from anxiety and depression, to pain and "acting out" behaviors, are healed at their source — the body — to return you to a healthy state of mind.
My treatment methods are numerous and varied, so I'm able to tailor your therapy to resolve your specific presenting problems. In addition to the above techniques, other therapy methods I regularly use include:
The client-centered method is based on Rogers' empowering idea that you hold the answers to your problems. I'll help you to feel heard, understood, and encouraged to tap into your natural ability to change, heal, and live in the moment.
Mindfulness techniques help you find relief from problems by focusing on the power of living in the present moment. When you're able to be fully present, you can be free from worrying about future "what-ifs" that may never happen, as well as the fear of past problems happening again. Give yourself the gift of opening to the transforming experience of living in the "Power of Now.”
Positive psychotherapy provides tools to manage anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and relationship problems. Practicing these skills rewires your brain to experience more happiness, resilience, and motivation to get through difficult times.
Existential psychotherapy is based on the philosophical belief that human beings feel alone in the world and may overcome this anxiety by creating meaning and purpose. I'll encourage you to feel empowered by exercising your freedom to choose and taking full responsibility for the consequences of these choices.
The Humanistic method takes a positive view of human nature and emphasizes how unique you are as an individual. We'll explore the nature of creativity, love, and self-actualization to help you realize your potential through change and self-directed growth.
Trans-personal therapy emphasizes the transcendent states when people experience a deeper sense of who they are. I'll help you cultivate a greater sense of connection with yourself and others by powerful transforming methods such as Integrative Breathwork and Hypnotherapy.
Psycho-dynamic therapy, also known as Insight therapy, helps you bring the subconscious into conscious awareness about what has happened in your life that is still affecting you now. I'll help you use this awareness to become clear about how to take actions and use positive self-talk to manage thoughts and emotions.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is based on the belief that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings. I'll help you identify and correct self-defeating thoughts and behaviors, and take appropriate actions to find relief from a wide range of problems, especially anxiety and depression.