A therapy called eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR, is proving to help break many patterns of anxiety. A simple way to describe EMDR might be to say a person holds a thought of an anxiety-producing moment, like an accident, while tracking the therapist’s finger as it moves back and forth. In an unscientific […]
Children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
- Mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Drug and alcohol problems
- Chronic psychiatric conditions
- Cross-cultural issues
Carnegie Mellon University, B.A. Psychology
University of Massachusetts Boston, M.S. Mental Health Counseling
Everyone, at least once in their life, finds themselves struggling with life events that feel insurmountable or with emotions that feel outside of their control. I believe that therapy can help with that and bring out your own resilience and capacity to learn. My guiding principle is to provide an open and accepting environment where people can explore their personal experiences and reinforce their well-being.
I view therapy as a collaborative process and use acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to emphasize mindfulness and awareness of self. Working together, we can identify barriers to success, maladaptive responses and strategies to help you find the change you’re looking for. I enjoy working with a diverse and multicultural population of clientele, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
EMDR Uses Eye Movement to Allow Positive Connections to Replace Traumatic Memories During the 20 years Bill Devine was an ambulance driver, he dealt with trauma, grief and threats to his personal safety. When the stress became too much for the Australian emergency responder he took his own life. His unexpected suicide was, obviously, a […]
EMDR for Trauma or Emotional Distress I love my work as a therapist being able to provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for clients who have experienced trauma and/or emotional distress. EMDR helps clients overcome suffering from their past to live at peace and empowered in the present. When I first heard about EMDR therapy, I was uncertain and did not understand […]