I am a Clinical Social Worker in New York and New Jersey. I am a specialist in addressing anxiety, depression, and the trauma that often underlies these emotions. I am also a certified specialist in working with addictions of all kinds including alcohol, drugs, and behaviors like gambling, sex, shopping, and food.
I work with trauma to address the fear, helplessness and shame that can trouble a trauma victim for most of their life if left untreated. I have found that the use of EMDR within a relational psychotherapy to be the most complete way of addressing the biological, psychological, social and spiritual injuries resulting from trauma.
More often than not addictive behaviors are found to have a background in trauma experiences, earlier or contemporary in life. EMDR has been shown to address addictive cravings, as well as the post traumatic emotional dysregulation that can fuel the development of addiction.
Years in Practice: 14
- Completed Approved EMDR Basic Training
Approving / Certifying Organization: EMDRIA
- Alcohol/Substance Abuse
- Panic/Anxiety Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Date completed basic EMDR training: 2020
Trainer: Laurel Parnell