My work with clients is to first listen and understand their experiences while offering them a safe and non-judgmental place to express themselves. The relationship and connection between each individual client and myself is vital for the healing process to take place. I have specialized training in EMDR through the Parnell Institute, which addresses PTSD, but also smaller relational traumas, which can cause anxiety, depression, fears, and low self worth. I am involved in ongoing training in Hakomi methods (mindful somatic psychotherapy), which works to transform limiting beliefs about self and opens us to new possibilities. I have also been trained in Internal Family Systems Therapy that offers a compassionate way for clients to express "parts" of themselves that act and react to situations. This therapy provides the client with awareness of themselves and healing at their own pace. I have worked with clients to reduce stress and anxiety with Guided Imagery and relaxation techniques and am experienced in helping them feel more centered and connected to their bodies through breath work and mindfulness. I have worked with late teens, adults, and elders with substance use disorders, anger issues, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma issues.