I am here to tell you that healing from difficult life experiences, negative relationship patterns, and trauma is possible. The vulnerability to ask for help and reach out takes courage. I consider it an honor to sit with my clients and hold a compassionate, non-judgmental space for them to discuss shame, hurt, and trauma in order to move forward and find hope and healing.
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I offer individual and group support for adult women coping with anxiety, depression, relational issues, trauma, grief and loss. I believe change occurs in the context of a supportive, trusting therapeutic relationship where clients feel seen, heard and attuned to their chosen counselor.
I am actively involved in the EMDR community and I am a member of both the EMDR International Association and Parnell EMDR Institute. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and I use Attachment Focused EMDR to help process trauma and anxiety. I also can offer CBT, coping skills, and Seeking Safety treatment.
I received my Masters in Mental Health Counseling in 2014 and have been working as a Mental Health Counselor ever since. My experience includes: supporting women looking for safety from abusive relationships at a Domestic Violence Shelter, counseling individuals and families as a Licensed Masters Addiction Counselor in an Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment setting, and working in a private group practice with women and men recovering from negative life experiences and PTSD.
I am informed by Addiction Recovery principles, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy techniques. I am both trauma-informed and addiction-informed in my approach to treatment.
Credential/Qualification: LMHC and LCPC
Years in Practice: 6
- EMDR Certified
Approving / Certifying Organization: EMDRIA
- Panic/Anxiety Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Sexual/Physical/Emotional Abuse
Date completed basic EMDR training: 2017
Trainer: Roxanne Grobbel, JD, LCSW
Date completed EMDR Advanced Clinical Workshop and Refresher Course (Part 3): 2020
Trainer: Laurel Parnell