I am trained in evidence-based and researched interventions and techniques that have proven effective for restoring and sustaining wellness.
BSP is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing, and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional pain, pain in the body, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other chronic conditions. BSP works to facilitate the brain and body's effective communication with the autonomic and limbic system within the body's central nervous system to restore wellness and balance.
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
MI is a client-centered approach to facilitate movement along the continuum of change. People tend to have conflicting desires about wanting change. MI dignifies ambivalence as a necessary part of the change process. Absent of shame, guilt or coercion; MI fosters emotional safety; encourages alignment with personal value systems; and cultivates internal power. MI is grounded in collaboration honoring the individual's expertise in their own life.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is an action oriented approach that aims to develop & expand psychological flexibility including emotional openness, adaption of thoughts to align with values, and adjustment of behaviors to synchronize with values. Clients experience more resilient responses to distress and sustained balance in reactions and responses to distress.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
MBSR trains people to intentionally focus attention on each moment as it happens, accepting what it brings with awareness and curiosity and without judgment. MBSR soothes the sympathetic nervous system (responsible for fight/flight/freeze responses) while activating the parasympathetic nervous system (responsible for states of calm).
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT teaches people to identify distressing thoughts that are clustered in patterns and assess the validity and accuracy of the thoughts. Responses to situations are informed by an individual's interpretation of the interactions. Interpretations are informed by experience, sense of self, understanding of personal worth and core beliefs; any of which could be distorted. CBT provides the individual tools to maintain accurate thought patterns.
Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT helps people increase personal comfort with integrating opposites. For example; being able to hold positive regard for another while setting and maintaining solid boundaries requires integrating opposites. The four pillars of DBT are two sets of acceptance oriented skills (mindfulness and distress tolerance) and two sets of change oriented skills (emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness).