An attachment-based and culturally inclusive approach that was developed by Dr. Sue Johnson in the 1980’s. This approach helps us understand attachment and boding so one can navigate and find healing in relationships. There has been substantial research on the effectivenss of EFT and studies have found that approximately 90% of couples show significant improvements. EFT is also used with individuals and families.For more information on EFT you can visit: Emotionally Focused Therapy
A therapeutic technique that uses expressive tools and activities such as guided imagery, arts and crafts, role playing, music, and props with the purpose of re-enacting previous emotional experiences. This can be a very powerful therapeutic tool to work through trauma, grief, substance abuse, and process addictions.
Being culturally competent as a Professional Counselor is one of my core values and is something that I think we must all continuously work on. As a professional, I maintain my cultural competence by continuing to do my own research, immersing myself in different cultural experiences, and being mindful of my language. With this, it is important for me to know about your identities and your experiences and these are conversations that I invite in our first session and throughout our work together.
Trama Informed is the state of being aware and mindful of the various impacts of trauma and providing a safe place to explore and process personal experiences.
Born from sludgy, slimy waters, the lotus flower is a beautiful blossom often associated with purity, spirituality, life, and harmony. It reminds us that even in the worst of times or when we feel the most stuck, we can thrive in our resiliency. People can overcome brutal circumstances and end up on the other side, a better version of themselves. We can lift our heads to the light that calls us and make progress with dignity and calm assurance.
The lotus flower also represents the wise and spiritually enlightened quality of a person. The unopened bud is representative of a folded soul that has the ability to unfold and open itself up to the divine truth. This unfolding is where we find our truth.
I picked this beautiful symbol of life as my logo because I am truly inspired by the resiliency, growth, and beauty of human nature.