People suffering from multiple episodes of trauma utilize Complex Trauma Therapy as a means of moving forward.
By creating awareness of the building blocks of self you can address pain beneath the surface and find closure. Through integrating fragmented parts of your personality and aligning them into one you move into a state of wholeness and higher expression of self - shedding harmful behaviors triggered by old defense mechanisms that no longer serve you.
Specific traumatic events can have a lasting and devastating impact on your personality and behavior, making daily life, relationships, professional performance and nearly every aspect of life more difficult. Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) gives you the ability to let go of the harmful / negative responses- enabling you to live a freer more present life.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy allows you to address a past trauma in the most unobtrusive way possible and focuses on training the brain to replace negative and old memories with positive and new ones - all while avoiding re-traumatization or speaking directly about painful events from the past.
Eliminating harmful beliefs and behaviors and creating positive ones is an intense and challenging yet deeply rewarding experience. Hypnotherapy enables you to dive deep into your subconscious to make lasting changes.
Hypnotherapy or Hypnosis can be effective in the treatment of anxiety, stress, phobias, smoking cessation, substance use, sexual disorders, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleep disorders, issues with focus or studying, and other related issues. Hypnosis can also be used to treat medical issues, such as chronic pain. People also see hypnotherapists for age regression and past life regression.
I specialize in CBT techniques such as cognitive restructuring, identifying and reframing maladaptive core/intermediate beliefs to adaptive ones, mindfulness, and exposure therapies (Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, and Thought, In-Vivo, Imaginal, and Interoceptive Exposures for other anxiety based disorders).
Your core beliefs can either frame a confident, productive and accomplished life or can be debilitating and rob you of your ability to live and maintain the life you deserve. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) allows you to identify your negative and intrusive thoughts and beliefs, manage/stop their ability to control your behavior and replaces them with reasonable/positive ones, - altering your perception, and therefore your reality, for the better.
Core beliefs are the way we define ourselves to ourselves - creating what many see as "self-fulling prophecies" or patterns. By replacing harmful core beliefs with adaptive ones, and using positive affirmations, visualization, and corrective actions we can rewrite the narratives of our lives.
Through the Beck Institute, I was able to obtain certifications in CBT for Personality Disorders, Depressive disorders, and Anxiety Disorders which includes Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Many people think substance abuse and alcoholism are the problem - however we have come to find out they are a deadly and destructive fix to our deepest pains and problems. People begin to use drugs and alcohol as a social lubricant and release that eventually turns into a main coping mechanism for every aspect of life - transforming a simple release into an all consuming parasite. Substance Abuse Therapy creates awareness to this cyclical process, confronts your inner turmoil and replaces harmful behaviors with healthy coping skills giving you the means to take on life on life's terms.
Substance Abuse Therapy is multi-faceted, taking elements from other treatment strategies to both address our triggers and subsequent coping skills. By those afflicted by both substance abuse and other mental health issues, otherwise known as dual diagnosis, it is important to first stabilize surface level issues created by drug or alcohol dependency and then work on underlying mental and emotional issues.
All too often, it is difficult for people to implement the changes they talk about during therapy on their own. A lack of social or interpersonal support can render even best behavioral changes difficult to launch. By leaving the comfort of the therapists couch and venturing into new environments we can embody the change we need in the real world with real support.
Adventure Therapy puts treatment coping skills discussed in other treatment methodologies into action - while having some fun and taking part in exciting adventures along the way.
In our most intimate relationships both our most positive as well as our most negative attributes come to life. These behaviors rob us of intimacy, passion, excitement and the connection we need to have a loving, supportive and fulfilling relationship. Imago Therapy addresses the harmful defense mechanisms we learned in childhood from our families, and taking head on we heal individually and as a couple.
Early childhood experiences form our frustrations and struggles in our most important adult relationships. Issues like abandonment, suppression or neglect learned in one's youth can devastate a a marriage or committed relationship - often overshadowing the good feeling we once saw in the people we fell in love with. Imago Therapy enables couples with understanding of our partner's feelings and childhood scars in a move towards a fruitful and conscious relationship.
Our behaviors and emotions are surface-level representations of deeper rooted misalignments of our subconscious and ego. Through peeling back the layers of one's mind we can begin to transform unactualized understandings of live from our subconscious to our subconscious mind - embodying a truer self.
The basis of this style of psychotherapy is analyzing in depth thoughts, beliefs, schemas, patterns, perception, and personality. This approach is used for higher functioning clients who are looking for long term therapy and would like to dive into a place of self actualization.