Here, I summarize my services and explain how I work with individuals, couples and even musicians in bands. You may read in much more detail by selecting the button under each section.
I was trained in EMDR years ago by my psychiatrist father and then more recently in formal training.
My father has often stated, “It would be malpractice not to use EMDR. ” That statement may be an exaggeration, but I find it to be my most powerful therapeutic tool and I am currently engaged in research to test its efficacy with a group of adults. You can find out more about that under Free Therapy.
I often combine EMDR with other short term psycho-dynamic methods to help patients process traumatic events and gain control of powerful emotions.
Our first formal session will be long – about two hours. I have a short term focus and I expect the coping skills and emotional processing to have an effect within just a few sessions so that we will know we are on the right track. The goal is to help you and get you back to living your life with less anxiety and more joy. If you are reading this you are probably already aware psychotherapy is proven to lead to better relationships, better day to day function, solutions to specific problems, and reductions in feelings of distress.
Now you are just looking for the right fit.
You can call me. Be brave and do it now. You have nothing to lose, much to gain and no time to waste – a bit cliche, but in this case, so true!
My specialty is working with intimate partners. Due to the complexity of the relationships, we work in longer sessions that can be tailored to unique needs. I have helped couples on the brink of divorce recover from affairs and learn to self-soothe, communicate with patience and curiosity and be a source of emotional attachment for one another. I often use the Gottman Checkup – a quick way to get to the root of a couple’s problems, as well as coaching, educational techniques and, as a bonus, I use EMDR to treat trauma induced over-reactions to relationship stresses that are often the root of the couple’s problems.
I have a long history of working with families and going the extra mile for the students I serve as a school psychologist. Now, in my own private practice I have the ability to use my skills to help as many people as possible live a life of wholeness and freedom. Starting in early 2019, I was offering free EMDR therapy in a group setting to reduce PTSD symptoms as part of research project. Pull down the services menu for more information, and look for future opportunities by checking in often. Now that COVID is nearly past and I have relocated to a larger space, I am looking for ways to serve small groups at no or low cost. I have availability for ‘pay what you can’ therapy at times. Don’t be afraid to ask if you are ready to work but have limited resources. I typically take on one or two such situations each quarter.
Being in a band is like being in a marriage or family – you are not just friends or co-workers. With the joys come challenges that can split a band before they reach their full potential. I use many therapeutic and coaching skills and my own experience of being in a band for the last 12 years. Read more by clicking the button below.