Here is some information about the different approaches I can use to help:
Relational/Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral: These interventions involve asking questions about your life and how you came to have the beliefs you hold about yourself, others, and the world around you. A detailed inquiry into your life experiences, can help you to understand the emotions you feel most strongly, or why it is hard for you to feel and express your emotions. By knowing the questions to ask, asking them in a sensitive manner, and reflecting them back to you with candor and empathy, I can help you to better understand your needs and how to get them met more effectively.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): This is a specialized form of treatment that helps to reduce the power and intensity of traumatic and/or difficult memories, improve self worth and self confidence, and to improve your sense of safety and trust in others and the world around you.
Internal Family Systems: This is a specialized form of treatment that works to decrease shame and self blame by helping you to understand and unburden parts of yourself that you do not like or understand.
Sensorimotor and Mindfulness: These interventions are utilized to help you to pay attention to what is going on inside, recognize how you have been impacted by trauma and/or difficult life events, and to help you figure out what you need to take better care of yourself.
In addition to the above interventions, I also make space in therapy for you to be able to discuss the various parts of your identity that may inform your sense of self and your worldview. These may include race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. In therapy, I welcome dialogue about the ways in which you identify so that you feel that you are being truly seen and heard.