Services for Clients and Professionals
Clinical Psychotherapy Services for Clients
Therapy approaches used:
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Somatic Experiencing (SE) and Somatic IFS
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)
All treatments are informed by trauma neurobiology. Focused attention is given to regulating certain regions of the brain and nervous system to promote healing and integration at the deepest level. This foundation is utilized with all clients regardless of the presenting problem. Instead of learning cognitive coping skills, neurobiology interventions target the very root of dysregulation regardless if the client is experiencing anxiety, depression or a severe stress reaction.
Services for Professionals
Personal and Professional Growth and Development:
I specialize in working with clinical therapists, counselors, social workers, nurses, teachers, coaches, and equine professionals, and believe that the personal is the professional. Who we are shows up in what we do. Increasing awareness of our internal processes allows us to be more Self-Led and connected with ourselves and those we serve.
Individual and Group psychotherapy and consulting services are offered both in-person and virtually.
Consulting specializations include:
IFS and IFS informed EMDR
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Equine Business and Barn Management
Case Consultation on trauma, dissociation, somatic and conversion disorders, eating disorders, and complex client presentations.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Everyone has an internal family; the core Self, and other parts or aspects of self. Due to circumstances in life “inner parts are forced from their valuable states into extreme roles within us”. Identifying and working with these activated parts help to heal the whole person from longstanding issues. IFS is a non-pathologizing treatment meaning that every aspect of self is important and needs to be heard and understood. The IFS institute explains that “IFS is a transformative, evidence-based psychotherapy that helps people heal by accessing and loving their protective and wounded inner parts.” Connection within ourselves leads to connection with others with the goal of permanent healing. (I am IFS Certified and Level 3 trained.)
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
The EMDR Institute explains that "EMDR facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experiences to bring these to an adaptive resolution. Affect distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological arousal is reduced". This approach helps to heal emotional material that keeps a person "stuck" in old behavioral and belief patterns. EMDR can be used with a wide variety of presenting problems. This is a fast approach to move the client forward as quickly as possible; it has been said that "20 minutes of EMDR therapy is worth 5 hours of talk therapy". (I am EMDR certified and advanced trained.)
Somatic Experiencing is a body-oriented approach to access and release unexpressed emotions and energy in the body. It assists in healing fixed physiological states that impair functioning and resiliency. This is a gentle approach in addressing the root cause of trauma symptoms and dis-ease from emotions suppressed in the body.