I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and EMDRIA Certified Therapist in EMDR. My specialty areas are Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders, and I am actively (92.5 of 100 hours completed) pursuing an Advanced Certificate in Complex Trauma and Dissociation through the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD).
I believe that we have everything we need within us for healing to occur; however, this innate self-healing potential is often disrupted and/or rendered inaccessible by an underlying trauma or attachment wound (usually from childhood) that must be fully addressed before this healing process can be activated.
These traumas can be overt, such as abuse or neglect, or more insidious, such as a disparaging comment made by a parent or a peer. These traumas, whether “Big T” or “Little t,” are the reason we have the “voice in our head”—our inner critic who tells us that we aren’t good enough, worthy enough, beautiful enough, etc.
The work I do—which is a combination of Attachment Therapy, Ego State Therapy, and EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, an evidence-based treatment used to heal trauma/PTSD)—helps to transform our negative inner critic once and for all. I often use the example that traditional talk therapy is akin to mowing the grass, while attachment/trauma work is like pulling out the root.
What I most want people to know is that our negative inner voice is an absolute lie; that due to unconscious processes, we adopt these self-limiting beliefs as the truth without ever being given the opportunity to examine whether these beliefs are indeed the truth.
The answers that we seek are always contained within us. I strive to create a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space for you to access this inner knowing—and to realize and integrate your inherent truth and worthiness.