Your path to mental, physical and emotional wellness is important, and we strive to offer a variety of options to best fit your goals. We strive to deliver this supportive care in a way that feels compassionate and effective. This is what we would want for the important people in our own lives, and we wish the same for all people struggling with hard places and things within their lives and within themselves.
Individual trauma informed therapy will help you gain knowledge about why you respond to things the way you do, and give you a framework for understanding why you may feel stuck in certain aspects of life. I use a variety of therapeutic modalities to tailor treatment to your individual needs and goals. Whether you are at the beginning of your therapy journey or continuing on your path towards better health and feeling more balanced in your body, I will be beside you in the process. Therapy can help you become more conscious about yourself, your world, and your relationships.
Perhaps you are needing help dealing with trauma – right now – and don’t want to wait and spend months in the traditional, weekly model, of therapy to feel better? Perhaps your schedule just doesn’t allow for the weekly interruption of time spent both in therapy, and on self-care following appointments? If so, our EMDR Intensive Programs may be the best choice for you. Our Intensive EMDR Programs are ideal for clients who want to expedite their treatment results.
Many of us have some form of early attachment trauma from when we were babies and toddlers. However, once we are adults we have no picture memory of what happened to us then. All we have are implicit memories that we “feel” in our bodies. The great thing about EMDR is that it can access these felt memories and get to the somatic parts of the body that store deep emotional pain.
It’s easy to live life reactively and never think about the way you respond to stress. Mindfulness can help you slow down and shift out of autopilot, giving you more control over your reactions, and find balance. When we practice mindfulness, we cultivate skills that are essential for human living: we learn to pay attention, calm down, and nurture joy.
This type of coaching helps people make behavior changes to improve their health and wellbeing. Your coach will help you to achieve your overall goals from a holistic perspective that views each person as intrinsically whole and the ultimate expert in his or her healing journey. Using concepts drawn from psychology, behavior change, and life coaching fields, a wellness coach helps their client overcome obstacles to maintain healthy habits for life.
As traumatic as birth can be for parents, it can also be traumatic for babies and toddlers who are born prematurely or with medical complications or other stressful in-utero experiences. Parents/caregivers will learn and practice self regulation skills in order to be in a relaxed muscle bodies while trauma is processed with their precious one. If children experienced in-utero exposure to drugs or alcohol, EMDR therapy may be limited in what it can do, but it may still help.
We are dedicated to walking through the hard work of relationship with couples in a new way with our 2-on-2 Couples Therapy & Coaching approach. We will offer these services in both traditional and intensive formats depending on your needs. Together we will explore those stuck points in your relationships and learn how to disrupt the dance you may be locked into. Learn how your attachment style influences and may be impacting your rhythm with your partner and ways to shift these patterns.
Trauma-informed life coaching can help you identify stuck places, educate you on why your body and mind react the way they do, and shift your reactions in a way that feels positive and empowering. Coaching will help you learn what it means to be resilient. Unlike ordinary talk therapy, coaching doesn’t dwell as heavily on your traumatic experience itself. Instead, it focuses on the reasons your body and mind react the way they do. Here you will learn practical skills for managing your trauma reactions. The goal is to help you reconnect with your feelings, build on your strengths, and improve your emotional regulation.
Wilderness based coaching will involve an intentional change of environment. It will immerse clients in the natural environment as part of the coaching process to evoke introspection and facilitate change. Hiking in nature reduces negative patterns of thinking and increases neuroplasticity. Learning about and facing challenges in nature is a beautiful environment in which to grow and gain confidence.
Anxiety symptoms are often as physical as they are emotional. These may include feelings of panic, trouble sleeping, trembling, tingling, fatigue, heart palpitations, nausea, loss of appetite, feeling dizzy, random aches and pains, or even a fear of dying. It can also present with racing thoughts, social anxiety, and lack of self confidence. Anxiety can cause us to want to withdraw from others and isolate which can impact our ability to form meaningful relationships with others. At times, these symptoms can feel like they can overtake your life. We are here to help you learn to manage your fears, decrease how you take in stress, and live in a more relaxed body.
‘Birth trauma’ is distress experienced by a parents during or after childbirth. Birth trauma includes struggles with mental health at any point in the perinatal period. EMDR can help with loss, struggles with fertility, fear of or trauma within the birthing process, births resulting in a NICU stay, previous medical and hospital experiences we may have had, breastfeeding experiences, past mental health struggles. EDMR can also help with our own childhood experiences and life experiences that can be triggered when we become parents.
Grief is a natural process that most people experience following a meaningful loss. There are so many types of loss we may experience as humans, and often times as we grieve we can feel alone and misunderstood. Grief and it’s far reaching effects this can lead to feelings of isolation and confusion amongst the pain, anger, short fuse, forgetfulness, numbness, sadness and whatever ever else we may be experiencing. Everyone copes with grief differently, and the process is very non-linear for most of us. While grieving is important following a loss, we all grieve differently which can be difficult within the context of life and relationships.