- Individualized Psychotherapy specialized in trauma & PTSD, grief & loss, and substance abuse
- Relational and Psychodynamic talk therapy
- Experiential, TSM Psychodrama, and somatic psychotherapy
- EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) with focus on attachment and somatic processing
- Often, when something traumatic happens, it seems to get locked in the nervous system with the original picture, sounds, thoughts, feelings, etc. Since the experience is locked there, it continues to be triggered whenever a reminder comes up. It can be the basis for a lot of discomfort and sometimes a lot of negative emotions, such as fear and helplessness, that we can’t seem to control. These are really the emotions connected with the old experience that are being triggered.
- The eye movements (or other bilateral stimulation) we use in EMDR seem to unlock the nervous system and allow your brain to process the experience. That may be what is happening in REM, or dream, sleep: The eye movements may be involved in processing the unconscious material. The important thing to remember is that it is your own brain that will be doing the healing and you are the one in charge.
- The current treatment guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies designate EMDR as an effective treatment for post traumatic stress. EMDR was also found effective by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense, the United Kingdom Department of Health, the Israeli National Council for Mental Health, and many other international health and governmental agencies. Research has also shown that EMDR can be an efficient and rapid treatment.
- Read more about EMDR in this introductory pamphlet
- Experiential Trauma Group Therapy (ongoing)
- This is not a group where we will sit in a circle telling war-stories about trauma or loss. Here, we will cultivate the healing experiences necessary to grow from trauma. Sessions will be facilitated using TSM psychodrama with an emphasis on safety, building strengths, and empowering participants to put change into action. Group sessions will include various embodied and experiential forms of therapy that allow us to move beyond words or narratives. Instead of an emphasis on retelling trauma stories – we will build the strengths necessary to change how trauma lives within us and alter the trajectories of our lives going forward.
Individual therapy sessions (50 min) are priced at $130 with Scott and $115with Amy or Susan. The two hour group session cost is $85 (sliding scales available).
Although we only work on a self-pay basis, we are able to provide documentation for clients to submit for out-of-network reimbursement from their insurance provider.