Our Services (Online & In-Person)
I use an individualized, eclectic approach to include: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Expressive Arts (as a Registered Play Therapist), EMDR, CBT, TF-CBT, and other modalities to address trauma, anxiety, depression, trauma, giftedness, parenting, relationship issues, grief/loss, etc. With these tools, I individualize my care in tandem with my client helping them navigate a full range of everyday and/or traumatic life challenges, while gaining insight, healing, processing, effective ways of adaptation, and more.
We provide IFS-Informed EMDR Therapy. I am an EMDRIA-Approved Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) Therapist, which means I am trained and certified to provide this highly effective, evidence-based treatment approach to clients with various past and recent traumas, as well as produce life-changing healing and benefits. I am also an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant-in-Training (CIT), providing both group and individual consultation to trained EMDR Therapists (please contact me for more information!).
I am also trained in other evidence-based approaches, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). With these tools, I start where the client is and work with the client at their pace in a safe and nurturing environment. Having been on the receiving end of EMDR therapy, I believe in the true power of the brain and nervous system, as well as insight, to help heal "stuck" memories and triggers that impact our daily lives.
Our therapist, Elizabeth, is also a trained EMDR Therapist skilled
at providing trauma treatment for teens and adults.
Dialectical behavior therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy that began with efforts to treat personality disorders and interpersonal conflicts. There is evidence that DBT can be useful in treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and for change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm and substance use. DBT includes four primary modules: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal skills.
CBT is based on several core principles, including:
Psychological problems are based, in part, on faulty or unhelpful ways of thinking.
Psychological problems are based, in part, on learned patterns of unhelpful behavior.
People suffering from psychological problems can learn better ways of coping with them, thereby relieving their symptoms and becoming more effective in their lives.
Play Therapy is defined by Association of Play Therapy as “the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained Play Therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development." As an extensively trained and experienced Register Play Therapist (RPT), I offer and utilize play, sand, and other expressive modalities to expand the "language" of the client (at any age) in the therapeutic process. In addition, I provide a specialty in integrating play therapy and EMDR in my work with all ages.
I have been a Virginia-Approved Clinical Supervisor since 2017 and am listed on the Board of Social Work supervisor registry. I currently have room for a few more Virginia-based supervisees who are actively employed in a social work agency (school, CSB, or other private, nonprofit, or public agency) or practice with access to direct clients.
Please contact me for individual and/or group supervision options.