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My Approach

A therapist's clinical approach indicates that they have chosen to specialize an approach to conduct therapy, with a perspective on humanistic experiences within the field of counseling and psychotherapy. 

Expressive Arts Therapy

Expressive Therapists integrate therapeutic writing, narrative writing, poetry, drama, movement, visual art, and music into appropriate sessions to assist clients who are having difficulty recognizing and expressing emotion as well as meeting their needs. Individuals do not have to be "artistic" in order to benefit from expressive art therapy. This is beneficial for those are would prefer to use creative expression in their process and to have deeper insight and make meaning of their truths in life.

Mindfulness
Brainspotting (BSP)

Brainspotting is a gentle flow rapid change, brain-body healing therapy that thrives on the intuitive, uncertain, and attuned relationship between client and therapist. Brainspotting is a relational, neurobiological, and mindfulness-based approach so that clients can receive and process information readily. Brainspotting allows you to reach certain areas of your brain and aids in the integration of content or manifestations of earlier occurrences. Some clients will notice a difference earlier in sessions, than traditional or cognitive therapy models, and others may require longer therapy, depending on the presenting issue.

 

Brainspotting can be conducted with individuals, young children, couples and groups. You do not need to wait following trauma or stressful event to initiate a Brainspotting session. In fact, it's essential to pursue your intervention for significant integration of those experiences within 30 days of exposure. The Brainspotting approach is fostered the client leads the therapist in every session​ with the use of dual attunement.

Who is Brainspotting for?

Brainspotting has been found to benefit those who have experienced a stressful and distressing experience. This form of therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment option for those experiencing:

  • All forms of trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Attention issues (ADHD)

  • Anger issues

  • Phobias

  • Substance abuse

  • Chronic fatigue and chronic pain

  • Impulse control issues

  • Sports performance issues

  • non-diagnosis

  • individuals, couples, and children

 

If you are currently seeing a therapist and would like to incorporate Brainspotting into your healing, please see the Adjunct Therapy page.

For more information read this article.

For more information watch this video of Dr. David Grand.

For more information watch me explain how BSP works.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a systematic therapy that uses repetitive eye movements, bilateral sound, and tapping techniques to interrupt and re-pattern trauma-related symptoms or manifestations. EMDR allows clients to reprocess and desensitize traumatic material by accessing areas of the brain and employing embodied experiences. EMDR helps clients integrate traumatic, painful, and unpleasant life experiences in a more adaptive way.

Summer Times
Emotionally Focused Therapy

Often regarded as a short-term practice for individual and couples therapy, is a structured approach that was originally developed for couple therapy and is based on attachment science, which was first proposed in the 1980s. It has since grown in scope, and its methodology is easily compatible with multiple humanistic approaches for individuals, couples, and families. The goal is to reorganize emotional experiences utilizing particular strategies immediately in the session using experiential and humanistic techniques. EFT has a 70% success rate when used primarily or integrative with other approaches.

Somatic Embodiment

A body-based approach that emphasizes the externalization of internalized sensations through direct and flowing body-based movements and positions. This could involve primal sound and movement that your practitioner is witnessing or participating in. There is an emphasis on comprehending the bodily events and processes that influence the individual's mind and soul.

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