I am trained to use a variety of techniques and am highlighting the two primary methods that we will use. This work is more experiential and body oriented when compared to traditional talk therapy. I welcome your inquiry - please contact me to discuss if this is a good fit for you at this time.
Brainspotting is a form of psychotherapy based on the idea that traumatic or emotionally charged memories are stored in specific locations in the brain.
The therapist helps the client to find a specific spot in their field of vision that is connected to their traumatic memory. Once the spot is located, the therapist will then guide the client to focus on the spot while processing the traumatic memory, which can help to reduce the emotional charge and symptoms associated with the trauma. Brainspotting is very effective for medical trauma, major traumatic incidents and the bumps and bruises that occur throughout life that stick with us.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is based on the idea that each of us is made up of different parts or subpersonalities, each with their own characteristics and roles. These parts are thought to be formed as a result of past experiences and can include, for example, an inner critic, a protector, or a wounded child.
The therapist helps the client to identify and understand these different parts and their roles, and then guides the client in a process of "self-leadership" where they learn to communicate and collaborate with their different parts in order to achieve a state of inner harmony and balance. The goal of IFS is to help the client to access the "Self", which is considered to be the part of the mind that is capable of compassion, wisdom, and inner peace. IFS therapy helps individuals to understand and work with these parts in order to resolve inner conflicts and achieve greater self-awareness.
I provide supervision for LMFT and LPC licensure in the state of Oregon. Please contact me directly to discuss my approach and your needs.
The primary goal of supervision is to help the therapist develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide effective and ethical therapy. This involves reviewing case materials and discussing treatment planning and implementation, as well as providing feedback and guidance on the therapist's therapeutic style and approach.
Clinical supervision also serves as a means for therapist to maintain ethical standards, to ensure that the therapist's work is aligned with the professional code of conduct and to help the therapist to identify and address any areas of concern or potential malpractice.