I work particularly well with people drawn to visual imagery and other nonverbal experience. While verbal expression is essential, we all also carry internal images, physiological and emotional expressions that can stretch well beyond words. These nonverbal thoughts, images, emotional and bodily experiences texture our lives from moment-to-moment and form the basis of our memories - for better or worse. The ways we view ourselves through these memories can set assumptions of who we are and in some cases hold us back.
I find working efficiently with these nonverbal elements can generate deeper connections and expand therapeutic potentials in very effective ways. I believe the most successful treatments meet you in the moment and find ways to process the multiple layers (verbal and nonverbal) inherent in experience. The therapeutic relationship is an essential part of this. EMDR is especially useful when a particularly painful or traumatic memory emerges and I am in a position to shift gears and offer the additional tools. EMDR safely structures and accelerates processing traumatic experience in cognitive, emotional, imagistic and bodily modes.
In addition to my primary integrative practice, I also often work as an adjunctive EMDR therapist for ongoing psychodynamic treatments; this allows for the benefits of EMDR trauma processing in context of existing therapy relationships. In all cases, we will move at your pace and discuss your preferences to determine what treatment options make the most sense. I look forward to the potential of finding the right balance with you.