Trauma Work

I work with individuals who have experienced traumatic events throughout the lifespan, including single-incident trauma and chronic trauma or abuse. I have a particular specialty in women's trauma and working through early childhood trauma as an adult. We may elect to use an evidence-based protocol such as CPT, PE, or EMDR, or to blend elements from these treatments with a deeper exploration of early events, relationship patterns, and identity.

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

CPT examines beliefs developed during and after trauma that stay with us and keep us stuck in the trauma. We re-work those beliefs to develop new, more helpful and balanced belief systems.

Prolonged Exposure (PE)

PE involves moving toward: toward things we've been avoiding in our lives, and toward memories and emotions we've been trying to push away. By gently and gradually building our ability to tolerate trauma-related content, uncomfortable symptoms reduce dramatically.

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

In EMDR, revisiting and recollecting your trauma is paired with bilateral stimulation (usually eye movements or tapping), which reduces the intensity of emotion and distress associated with the trauma.