My experience and expertise allows me to focus on and specialize in treatment for individuals, families or couples dealing with the following situations:
Eating Disorders, Addictions, Trauma and/or needing Step-Down + After-Care from Inpatient/Residential Treatment (Recovery Therapy).
Eating Disorder Therapy
Are you tired of hating your body? Do you find yourself obsessing about food, numbers and exercise? Do you feel out of control, exhausted and self-critical? You are not alone. This is a real problem, worthy of care and compassion. If you are currently struggling with an Eating Disorder and are in need of support, please reach out- recovery is possible!
In our work together, I will help you create a balanced, sustainable and authentic relationship with food, weight and body. I will meet you where you are at and will help you develop coping strategies so that you can break free from disordered eating patterns. I will challenge you to get in touch with your body's natural cues so that you can develop a strong relationship and sense of trust with your body. Freedom and relief from self-sabotaging behaviors is possible. Your ambivalence may be saying otherwise. Therefore, I will hold the hope for what is possible until you can hold hope for yourself.
I offer help, support, and resources to those who are struggling with alcohol and drug addiction so that they may find answers, hope and a positive way to move forward through sober living. Together we will explore how drug or alcohol abuse or mental health issues may be affecting you, your family, your education, your career and your quality of life.
“Trauma is about loss of connection to ourselves, to our bodies, to our families, to others and to the world around us.” - Peter Levine
Trauma is an extreme form of stress that is often associated with exposure to life-threatening events. Trauma can occur even if the events were not life-threatening. Individuals who have a history of abuse, abandonment or neglect also experience similar post-traumatic stress reactions. Memories surrounding trauma are stored in the body, and often cannot be accessed solely by words. Because of this, somatic methods of working with trauma, especially EMDR therapy, can be extremely beneficial for healing trauma.
I appreciate the role of the body in one’s life. Becoming more aware of the body allows us to access our memories, sensations and the felt sense of our life (smells, feelings, sounds) as related to the story of our life. Trauma, as difficult as it is to approach, can lead to transformation if we are courageous enough to bring forth curiosity and strength. Whether you are dealing with Complex Trauma, Preverbal Trauma, PTSD or Trauma/PTSD symptoms, I can help you understand the ways trauma impacts your mind, body and spirit in a safe and sensitive way.
Transitioning from an Inpatient/Residential or PHP program is often an extremely challenging time. I work with individuals, couples and families who are going through this transition by providing the resources and skills that help to make this transition a smooth one. I will support you in developing a plan that is manageable and customized to your individual needs so that you can build upon the work you have already begun in the inpatient setting.