I blend Gestalt psychotherapy and AF-EMDR. In Gestalt practice we attend to our senses in the here-and-now to understand our unique nature, including past conditioning made up of rules and roles. Conditioning helped us belong while disavowing essential parts. Embodied processes build awareness, enhance relational contact, and help us find our innate capacity to heal. How can we support ourselves to release old patterns? What unmet needs and buried parts lie dormant? Experimentation facilitates discovery and healing.
Complex, embedded traumas make it difficult to get underneath conditioning. AF-EMDR more directly facilitates innate healing mechanisms in the nervous system where traumas are stored, attending to attachment needs as we move through previously unheld traumas. I often work with adults with childhood trauma, such as alcoholism in the family history. I have a warm, empathic, and intuitive presence to guide you in shifting out of the past and becoming more of yourself.
Years in Practice: 11
- Completed Approved EMDR Basic Training
Approving / Certifying Organization: EMDRIA
- Alcohol/Substance Abuse
- Panic/Anxiety Disorders
- Sexual/Physical/Emotional Abuse
- Somatic Issues
Date completed basic EMDR training: 2018
Trainer: Laurel Parnell