SERVICES AND RATES
I see adults, seniors, and teens in my practice. I work with clients who are struggling with issues like:
– Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors
– Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
– Childhood Emotional Neglect
– Highly Sensitive Person trait
– Grief and loss
– Reproductive issues, including infertility
– Identity and Self-Esteem
– Emotional Support Animals
– Chronic Illness and Pain
Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors
I have a special interest in working with Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs), utilizing Integrative Psychotherapy, which takes a holistic view of the client as a whole person. I not only assess and treat the chronic behavior, I take into account factors like diet, activity level, the client’s support system, their level of stress, even sleep habits. Behavioral therapy is an excellent approach, but chances for success increase greatly when therapy addresses the person from a holistic standpoint.
Along with Habit Reversal Training (HRT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention, and where needed, family therapy, I offer an understanding and supportive space to reduce and eliminate these behaviors. Monthly support groups, up-to-date information on the treatment of BFRBs, and staying current in the field of BFRB research are a few of the ways I help people who want to stop pulling or picking.
On my YouTube channel, I have produced numerous videos on BFRBs. Check out the playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDFyKW67iXVqdPwc4a5leWObLC4_cf6rx
The Highly Sensitive Person
Another area of special interest in my practice is working with individuals who identify as having Sensory Processing Sensitivities*, also called “highly sensitive” or as “empaths.” These are normal traits and between 15-20% of people could be considered to be HSPs or Empaths. The HSP trait is also referred to as Sensory Processing Sensitivity. Some people are both HSPs and Empaths. Some are one or the other. Whether you identify as an HSP, an empath, or both, you may find that your level of sensitivity affects your relationships, your work, and even your health. It can feel isolating and confusing. Therapy can offer a safe place to explore, learn tools for successful living, and come to love your sensitive self.
Highly sensitive people (HSPs) experience the world somewhat differently than non-HSPs. They may be more attuned to subtleties around them, be extra observant, feel easily overwhelmed, and sometimes may be mistaken for shy. They may feel drained when around a lot of people, noises, lights, etc. HSPs typically recharge best with a bit of solitude. It is not a mental disorder or a diagnosis.
I have completed specialized training in this area, and am listed on Dr. Elaine Aron’s site as an HSP-Knowledgeable Therapist. Are you an HSP? Take the free test by clicking here.