WELCOME! Thank you for choosing my Website. I’m thrilled you decided to visit me. Perhaps you want to make some positive and permanent transformations in your life? In that case, I believe I can help you. I am solution focused and results oriented and I will only accept you into my practice if I believe I can help you–but more importantly–you must desire to help yourself. Without such motivation, the necessary teamwork is handicapped. I offer my personal and professional experience in a humanistic, empathic environment.
I am a dedicated violence, trauma and addictions and eating disorders expert. I treat depression and anxiety; body image problems; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, including childhood trauma, clergy abuse, sexual abuse; toxic parents; partner abuse, including verbal/emotional abuse (yes, such abuse really does exist) and domestic violence. Because I have maintained recovery from addictions since 1975, I offer you personal as well as professional experience rather than the latest research from statistics.
My international Board Certifications include: Fellow of The National Council of Experts in Traumatic Stress in Domestic Violence, Rape Trauma, Crisis Intervention and Sexual Abuse; and a Substance Abuse Professional. I practice EMDR, (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: www.EMDR.ORG); Thought Field Therapy (Callahan Techniques) and Somatic work. My orientation is Cognitive Behavioral/Humanistic. It is my pleasure to serve on the boards of numerous organizations and volunteer for the American Red Cross; Children of the Night, Give an Hour (Military Service) and in 1999 I earned the Volunteer of the Year Award from Break The Cycle. I practice strictly with individual adults and older teens. I do not accept court ordered cases. I accept some insurance policies.
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