MY APPROACH

I am an Integrative Therapist who takes a mind, body, and meaning making approach to addressing the challenges facing my clients.  This approach emphasizes  flexible attunement, opening curiosity, compassionate challenging of blocking beliefs, and  working creativity.  I value the reflective healing process and believe in the body's wisdom to heal when given the space and conditions to do so. 

I have found the use of evidenced based approaches along with creative, flexible and innovative tools to be  invaluable and powerful for helping clients achieve deeper processing of life experience and clarity of meaning. This approach combines the very best tools in the field of psychotherapy to address the issues and needs of the individual client while making therapy not just tolerable but a deeply meaningful experience.  

Issues specific to my training and experience are: 

  • Adoption and Foster Care

  • Anxiety

  • Attachment Insecurity 

  • Behavior Issues

  • Child Trauma 

  • Complex PTSD

  • Depression

  • Dissociation  

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Emotional Imbalance

  • Grief and Loss

  • Life Transitions

 

  • Neglect

  • Personality Disorders

  • Physical Abuse

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Performance Issues

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Self-Harming

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Substance Use

  • Suicidal Ideation

MY TRAINING

EMDR THERAPY
 

I am certified in EMDR, a Consultant through EMDRIA, and an EMDR Trainer through Trauma Institute.

 

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.  EMDR is one of the most researched effective methods for treating the symptoms related to overwhelming stress and trauma.  Millions of people from all over the world have been successfully treated with EMDR and this treatment is ever growing in popularity and demand. Learn more...

SENSORIMOTOR PSYCHOTHERAPY
 

Level 1 certification through the Sensorimotor psychotherapy Institute 

 

Sensorimotor psychotherapy is essentially body-based talk therapy. This therapy approach sees the body as having an innate source of intelligence as well as holding the recordings of experiences.  Our nervous system and habitual patterns of movement and posture tell the story of our experience and conditioning. Trained clinicians use mindful tracking of the body, as well as trauma resolution methods to help clients process through stuck traumatic states. Learn more...

INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS
 

IFS Institute Level 1 (Level 2 certification expected Fall 2021)

 

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidence-based model of psychotherapy that works with internal experience to help clients understand themselves, obtain greater awareness, and relieve trauma and stress. Learn more...

CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY
 

Masters degree in Creative Arts therapy  and licsenced in Creative Arts Therapy in New York State

 

Art therapy as an approach to treating mental health issues, is more than just engaging in arts and crafts. Art therapists, who are master level clinicians trained specifically in the use of expressive media, use art materials strategically and sensitively to aid the process of work for healing. Learn more...

ATTACHMENT ASSESSMENT
 

Trained in the Adult Attachment Interview and extensive training in Attachment and Dissociation.  Trainer at the Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute in Attachment and Dissociation.

PLAY THERAPY & SAND TRAY THERAPY
 

Structured play therapy is a directive style of play therapy that guides the child through play to address traumatic memories so that they can be processed, and the child heal. Sand Tray Therapy is an expressive approach for both children and adults to create distance in a safe and healthy way from their trauma experience. Learn more...

PROGRESSIVE COUNTING
 

I am certified in PC through the Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute

 

Progressive Counting (PC) is a specialized procedure for resolving trauma or loss.  With PC, the client visualizes a series of progressively longer “movies’ of the traumatic memory while the therapist counts out loud.  The “movie” of the trauma is meant to allow the client to get distance from the memory, understanding it as “a memory”, while at the same time thoroughly reviewing it and processing through any emotional blockages.  PC therapy always ends with positive or neutral endings where the client can come to better understand the trauma is over and that they can move on. Learn more...

 
 

THERAPY

Intensive Therapy: 

My approach to working through packed away trauma and stress is the Intensive Therapy approach.   In Intensive Therapy  we work together several hours, or days at a time to address all the difficult to work through issues without worrying about reaching the end of the session. This saves time in the long run for most clients as we are not spending as much time maintaining symptoms and more time getting to the root of the problem and healing.

 

Tele-therapy in New York:

  • I offer my services remotely through video conferencing, also referred to as telemedicine, teletherapy or telehealth.

LOCATION

4955 N Bailey Ave #100

Amherst, NY 14226

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Tel: 716-435-9611

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