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Individual Counseling/Psychotherapy 

ADOLESCENTS AGES 13 TO 17

Teenagers undergo a number of emotional challenges resulting from puberty, peer pressure, social media, family dysfunction, academic pressure, and identity issues.  As a parent, I have witnessed the impact of these factors on my child and feel compelled to support other teens going through tough times.

Using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness/Relaxation, Skills Training, and Person-Centered Strategies, I work with teens to address the following areas:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety/Panic Disorder

  • Self-Esteem

  • Stress Management 

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness/Communication Skills

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Anger Management

  • Social/Peer Pressure

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Individual Counseling/Psychotherapy

ADULTS 18+

Whether you are looking for help to adjust to life changes or dealing with deeper emotional issues, you are in the right place.  Life is full of challenges and there is no doubt the pressures of modern society take a toll on emotional well-being.  A sky rocketing number of adults are suffering mentally and emotionally; and in turn dealing with physical health problems.  I value the mind-body connection and aspire to help you be the best version of yourself. 

Using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness/Relaxation, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Person-Centered Strategies, I work with adults to address the following areas:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety/Panic Disorder 

  • Bi-polar Disorder

  • Stress Management

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness/Communication Skills 

  • Relationship Troubles

  • PTSD/Trauma

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"Often it's the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self"

~Karen Salmansohn

Individual Adult
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Specialties ~ EMDR &

Cognitive Processing Therapy 

Often times, mental and emotional disturbances are symptoms secondary to trauma and/or adverse life experiences.  Undergoing mental distress is a normal reaction to experiencing abnormal life events.  As such, I take a trauma focused approach.  Examples of traumatic events include but are not limited to abuse, assault, rape, combat, natural disasters, terminal illness, grief and loss, accidents, miscarriage and divorce.  I specialize in EMDR and CPT which are highly effective in treating PTSD and trauma related symptoms. 

Specialtiese EDMR and Cognitive Processign Therapy

Eye Movement

Desensitization & Reprocessing

EMDR is a psychotherapy that assists individuals to recover from the symptoms and emotional disturbances resulting from distressing life experiences.  Research shows that by using EMDR, individuals can experience the benefits of psychotherapy in a shorter amount of time. EMDR suggests that the mind can heal from psychological trauma similar to the body recovering from physical trauma.  The body works to close the wound when you cut your hand.  If an extraneous object or recurring injury aggravates the wound, it festers and causes pain.  Healing resumes when the block is removed.  EMDR therapy suggests that a comparable sequence of events occurs with mental healing.  Naturally, the brain’s information processing system moves toward mental health.  If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the effect of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause extreme suffering.  Emotional healing is resumed once the block is removed.  The effects of EMDR stimulate a client's natural healing processes to unblock the system toward recovery.

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Eye Movement Desenitization & Reprocessin
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"Peace ~ it does not mean to be in a place where there is no trouble, noise or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." ~unknown

Cognitive Processing Therapy

CPT is a specific type of cognitive behavioral therapy designed to treat PTSD and trauma related symptoms.  This 12 session curriculum based therapy suggests that PTSD is caused when a person does not fully recover after a traumatic event.  Non-recovery is a result of the person’s maladaptive belief system.  After a trauma, a person will view the world to include trust, safety, power and control, esteem, and intimacy through a new set of lenses, often in a destructive manner.  According to CPT, much of what is keeping people stuck from recovering after a distressing event is their mistaken beliefs about what happened.  For example, people often believe that what happened to them was their fault and makes them a bad person.  These beliefs lead to negative emotional states and behaviors.  Using Cognitive Processing Therapy, you will be guided to experience the natural emotions associated with what happened to you, become desensitized to the memories of what happened, challenge maladaptive thoughts, and develop adaptive beliefs…aiding in recovery.

Cognitive Processing Therapy
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