Trauma & Sexual Abuse
A great deal of my therapy experience is working with victims of sexual abuse (female, male and children). With adults and children there are a wide range of issues that can arise from trauma including mood regulation, body image, sexual functioning, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I've had success significantly reducing and/or relieving symptoms from PTSD, Depression, Sexual Pain, Sexual Aversion, Guilt, Panic Attacks (including ones happening unconsciously in sleep), Psychosis and other Anxiety spectrum symptoms using DBT, EMDR, CBT, Existential/Humanistic, Behavioral and Gestalt techniques. These matters are treated very delicately and processed in a safe environment.
I received both Level 1 and Level 2 EMDR training and use the most current technology and techniques when using this intervention. I am certified in TFCBT - Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I prefer this method with children because it uses Evidenced Based Play Therapy techniques and it tends to be less invasive and involves the entire family (when possible) during different stages which can be very powerful in the healing process.