MODALITIES AND TREATMENT
Ways I work with my clients
I customize my therapy approach to suit my client's individual needs and objectives. I believe that each person has a distinct history and narrative that shapes their present experiences, behavior, desires, and emotions. When we work together, my primary aim is to create a safe and trusting environment where you feel comfortable sharing your story with me. I value your feedback and preferences in our sessions.
My work is influenced by Gestalt Psychology, emphasizing present-moment awareness, somatic experience, and authenticity.
My transpersonal approach makes room for spirituality, and I use imagery and dreams to access the healing power of the imagination. In my view, psychotherapy is a journey inward that can be daunting to navigate alone, and I am here to offer support and partnership.
My role is to collaborate with you on discovering your unique toolkit and strategies for living the life you desire. I will be there to support you, challenge you, ask thought-provoking questions, provide resources, teach new skills, identify patterns, and take note of our relationship dynamics.
What Is Gestalt Therapy?
Gestalt therapy is a type of psychotherapy that emphasizes personal responsibility, present-moment awareness, and the client's experience in the present moment.
Gestalt therapy focuses on the whole person and their relationships with others and the environment. It emphasizes the importance of the client's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the present moment, and encourages clients to take responsibility for their experiences and make changes to improve their lives.
When It's Used?
Gestalt therapy can help clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, and even physical ones like migraine headaches and back spasms.
The therapist's role:
The therapist in gestalt therapy works to help the client become aware of their thoughts and feelings and to explore how those thoughts and feelings are related to their current problems and relationships. The therapist may use various techniques such as role-playing, guided imagery, and body awareness exercises to help clients gain insight into their experiences and make positive changes in their lives.
EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to focus briefly on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms. Ongoing research supports positive clinical outcomes showing EMDR therapy as a helpful treatment for disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, addictions, and other distressing life experiences.
You can find an overview of experiencing EMDR therapy, here.
DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an effective and pragmatic method that empowers individuals to effectively manage intense emotions. Difficulties in regulating emotions can give rise to various challenges in life, such as relationship strain, depression, bursts of anger, and impulsive behavior.
Those who struggle with emotional regulation often face difficulties in maintaining relationships, battling substance abuse, and dealing with disordered eating.
Through a nurturing client-therapist relationship, we impart valuable techniques to handle challenging emotions and stressful circumstances. My approach focuses on developing skills while highlighting personal strengths.
I have graduated from the Robert Moss dream teacher level 3 program and I am a and a regional teacher in his School of Active Dreaming.
Core techniques of Active Dreaming include:
The “lightning dreamwork” process, is designed to facilitate quick dream-sharing that results in helpful action; the use of the “if it were my dream” protocol encourages the understanding that the dreamer is always the final authority on his or her dream
Dream reentry: the practice of making a conscious journey back inside a dream in order to clarify information, dialogue with a dream character, or move beyond nightmare terrors into healing and resolution
Tracking and group dreaming: conscious dream travel on an agreed itinerary by two or more partners, often supported by shamanic drumming
Navigating by synchronicity: reading coincidence and “symbolic pop-ups” in ordinary life as “everyday oracles”.