Individual Therapy

Individual clients typically come to me when facing these types of issues:

  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Panic attacks.
  • Mood swings.
  • PTSD symptoms of all kinds, including those listed above and:
    • nightmares
    • flashbacks
    • sweats
    • jittery feelings
    • anger and irritation
    • spaciness, numbness, listlessness, etc.
  • Recovery from:
    • trauma (physical or emotional)
    • major physical and/or mental illness.
  • Dealing with relationship issues.
  • Grief and loss.
  • Resolving old wounds.
  • Finding meaning in life.
  • Coping with ongoing career stress, especially in dangerous, high-stress careers such as:
    • fire
    • police
    • EMT
    • nursing
    • physician
    • military

Models and Approaches

For individual clients, I customize an integrated approach aligned with my client’s needs. I start by creating safety and a solid working relationship. From there, we may begin looking more deeply into the feelings and symptoms which may be distressing you. Many people are surprised to find parts of themselves operating behind the scenes that they lost touch with long ago, and find themselves able to unlock hidden joy upon unburdening themselves. Just reconnecting with these parts of themselves has a healing effect. Going deeper can even resolve past traumas and relieve troubling symptoms, if that is your goal.

The foundation of my approach is Internal Family Systems (IFS). As we get into the work, other techniques and modalities can enhance the work. These include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), , Trauma Dynamics (TD), and skills from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I also bring perspectives to the work from mindfulness practices, Attachment Theory, Family Systems Theory, Feminist Theory, Narrative Therapy, Experiential Therapy in general and Gestalt Therapy in particular.