Just like there are lots of therapists, there are also lots of different kinds of therapy.
I am a trauma-informed practitioner trained in modalities that demonstrate effectiveness
in reducing symptoms and increasing client skill and agency.
Most importantly, I practice in ways that prioritize clients' values, autonomy, and choice.
The modalities that inform my PACT couples' work include:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a structured protocol to engage the whole brain. It's particularly useful for healing PTSD, but is also impactful for anxiety, depression, and many other challenges.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) supports clients to build caring relationships with themselves while cultivating what found Dr. Schwartz named "The 8 C's": calm, clarity, confidence, courage, curiosity, connectedness, compassion and creativity.
Somatic Regulation helps shift the impact that mental health has on our nervous system. Guided by Polyvagal Theory, we can incorporate awareness and exercises to support
This integration can help us
to feel safe and calm.
In addition to the main approaches above, I am also trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based CBT, Psychodynamic and Narrative therapies. I also pursue learning about womanist multicultural theory and pre-colonial indigenous healing ways, which I utilize when appropriate and with permission.