I have been in private practice for the past 30 years, working primarily with adolescents and adults who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties. I strive to create a collaborative relationship with clients that fosters growth and behavioral change. I work with clients to identify maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, to find more adaptive ways of thinking and functioning, and to empower clients in their own growth and healing.
I have a general psychotherapy practice where I work with depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment disorders, and relationship issues. Additionally, I have three areas of special interest that I focus on. The first is in adoption and reproductive issues, the second is adult ADHD screening and therapy, and the third is in EMDR therapy.
I was initially trained in EMDR by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. in the early 90s. Approximately 10 years later, I retrained with Laurel Parnell, Ph.D. and have been using EMDR therapy in my practice ever since.
Years in Practice: 30
- Completed Approved EMDR Basic Training
Approving / Certifying Organization: EMDRIA
- Adolescents (13-17)
- Attachment Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Sexual/Physical/Emotional Abuse
Date completed basic EMDR training: 1992
Trainer: Francise Shapiro, Ph.D.
Date completed EMDR Advanced Clinical Workshop and Refresher Course (Part 3): 2011
Trainer: Laurel Parnell