How I Work

I am trained and certified in many of the latest breakthrough treatments including EMDR, Comprehensive Resource Model, and more. I use these modalities because I have found them to be the most effective, and I integrate them into traditional talk therapy.

The field of psychotherapy has come a long way since it began. There are new kinds of cutting-edge therapy treatments that work very quickly, and we now know that it doesn’t have to take as long as previously believed for permanent healing and change to take place. The term “neuroplasticity” refers to the brain’s ability to change and rewire itself at any age or stage of life.

Neuroimaging studies showed that when deeply traumatized people try to consciously access and put language to their trauma, their thinking brains essentially shut down, making them mostly unable to profit from standard talk therapy. As Bessel van der Kolk, a champion of a more somatically oriented approach to trauma, explained it:

"The trauma doesn't 'sit' in the verbal understanding, part of the brain, but in much deeper regions of the brain--amygdala, hippocampus, hypothalamus, brain stem--which are only marginally affected by thinking and cognition...To do effective therapy we need to do things that change the way people regulate these core functions, which probably can't be done by words and language."

Richard Simon, Editor, Psychotherapy Networker

Also Consider these words:

"Your intentions entangle with your energy flowing in the meridian/chakra system. That higher free energy state can drive all processes in our body...when information is created, entropy decreases. Nature is restoring itself. Focused sustained human intention can allow us to do things."

—William A. Tiller, PhD, Professor Emeritus
Stanford University's Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Author of Psychoenergetic Science: A Second Copernican-Scale Revolution.
(used with permission)

Additional links about EMDR

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Shows SPECT brain scans before and after treatment,
features an EMDR video.

The EMDR International Association

The EMDR Institute (provides training)

EMDR is considered an Empirically Supported Treatment by:


• American Psychiatric Association
• American Psychological Association
• Department of Veterans Affairs
• Department of Defense
• International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
• National Institute for Mental Health
• Cochrane Collaboration

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