“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we
discover the infinite power of our light.”
– Brené Brown
I provide individual therapy for adults and older adolescents for a variety of issues. Sessions are typically about 55 minutes in length, and occur on a weekly basis following completion of the initial assessment and treatment plan. However, this can be adjusted to meet client needs after goals and a therapeutic relationship have been established.
My specializations and areas of emphasis are:
Abuse & Neglect
Diversity & Multiculturalism
Identity & Existential Concerns
Social/Interpersonal & Behavioral Issues
Difficult Life Transitions
What to Expect?
Following an initial phone consultation, we will schedule a therapeutic intake, in which we will review paperwork and address any questions and logistical concerns you may have before completing the intake assessment. This is a lengthy diagnostic interview that briefly explores your present concern(s), assesses your current symptoms and functioning, obtains relevant history, and identifies strengths and resources you can draw upon.
You and I will clarify what you’d like to address in therapy and how you’d like to go about it, establishing therapeutic goals and creating a treatment plan reflective of your needs as well as your intersecting identities and preferences while developing a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship. We will then begin the work of exploring your therapeutic concerns more thoroughly while expanding coping skills and resources, building on your strengths and inner wisdom. From there therapy becomes more challenging as we deepen the therapeutic work through integrating new experiences with processing the past, overcoming what was previously rigid and limiting by moving towards your goals, while engaging mindfully in the present moment. This work, and especially trauma therapy, takes vulnerability and courage, is messy, and is necessary in order to reconnect with or manifest your ideal self and improve your experience of life, relationships, and communities.
I offer supplemental couples and/or family therapy sessions for individual clients to address issues within these relationships related to their individual therapy work.
Sessions are typically 45-50 minutes in length, and the number and frequency of these sessions vary dependent upon needs and contextual factors and should be discussed with your therapist in order to ensure appropriateness and fit.
The following trauma-focused therapeutic groups are offered on a regular basis for clients wanting to try group therapy or who are looking to expand or deepen their therapeutic experience. Groups are between 50 and 90 minutes in duration and require a commitment to attend consistently. Group screenings are required prior to admission as they are closed and have a specific focus. Contact me to inquire about openings and to see if one of these groups fits your needs.
Healing from Trauma: Education and Skills Group: This is a 10-week mindfulness-based education and skills group series in which we provide psychoeducation about trauma and its various impacts coupled with mindfulness skills clients practice in a group and can use to manage trauma-based symptoms outside of the group.
It is very structured with limited processing and is appropriate for individuals who have experienced various types of trauma(s), are stable, and have done a fair amount of individual therapy, or are currently seeing an individual therapist for trauma-related work. We offer this group periodically throughout the year, typically on Thursday evenings. Ask me about the next scheduled offering or how to be put on the waitlist!
This group is co-facilitated by, and was developed in collaboration with Emilie Ryan, LPC, NCC, RYT, of Sense of Self Counseling.
Post-Traumatic Growth Group: This group is for individuals who have completed the Healing from Trauma Education and Skills Group (or have had equivalent experience with another group or in individual therapy) and are interested in furthering their education, resources, and connection with others who have undergone trauma. This group is not an interpersonal process group. The primary focus is on sharing and discussing trauma and trauma-related materials and resources such as media, education, lived experience, and research, to inform discussions focused on extended healing or post-traumatic growth.
This group is co-facilitated by and was developed in collaboration with Emilie Ryan, LPC, NCC, RYT, of Sense of Self Counseling.
I am available to provide customizable individual consultation services for clients and fellow professionals as well as group training, presentations, and workshops for groups and organizations seeking additional information and guidance pertaining to the following areas:
Trauma, PTSD, CPTSD
Codependency and Relationship Issues