I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in trauma, substance misuse, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and gender. LGBTQ, kinky, polyamorous/non-monogamous folks, & current/former sex workers are welcomed and affirmed in my practice. I use tools like harm reduction and EMDR, teaching coping skills you’ll actually use and processing through past trauma so you can live in the present. I also incorporate DBT skills training, and somatic and expressive arts therapies to approach issues in multiple ways for deep and lasting change.
My approach, is warm, compassionate, and interactive. Whatever brings you to therapy, my first goal is to help you feel safe and heard. I’ll help you better understand why you feel how you feel and do what you do. Together we’ll identify what, if any, changes you want to make. Then I’ll support you in making those changes so you can feel better, using evidence-based strategies that work. I look forward to hearing from you.
Years in Practice: 9
- Completed Approved EMDR Basic Training
Approving / Certifying Organization: Parnell Institute
- Alcohol/Substance Abuse
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Sexual/Physical/Emotional Abuse
- Sexuality/Relationship Issues
Date completed basic EMDR training: 2020
Trainer: Laurel Parnell