about our different therapy approaches (see below), and if you rather consult with one of us please go ahead and consider one of our therapists.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy is designed to decrease stressed thoughts and feelings associated with trauma and/or stress. Our therapists trained in EMDR use bilateral stimulation with a set of protocols to facilitate the accessing and processing of traumatic/ stressed memories.
Mindfulness is a leading modality in many therapies today, it is a way to bring intention to attention, through non-judgment and curiosity. It allows for a moment to moment noticing of thoughts, sensations and feelings. Jon Kabbat Zinn's work is very helpful, please see link below. As he said, "Wherever you go there you are."
To look at therapy through a trauma lens. Focused on the understanding of trauma through the work of Peter Levine and Bessel van der Kolk. As Bessel states "The body keeps the score" from his BOOK "The Body Keeps the Score."
Somatic awareness reduces stress and anxiety, through titrating the autonomic nervous system and discharging stress. Some of the leading somatic approaches are: Pat Odgen's Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing as well as Ron Kurtz's work in Hakomi.
Identifying different parts of us. This helps with our inner dialogue. Also, to ID the ways we protect our wounds and/or trauma. Layers of protection can keep us feeling stuck. Parts work can help with stuck areas of processing.
Trauma and childhood wounding resurfaces in the present, like it was yesterday. AEDP therapy helps process the past, through emotions, so that you feel more at ease in the present relationships and life.
This is Steve Porges's tool that he created to help with regulation of the nervous system in order to help with calming of symptoms related to trauma/ sensory issues and neurodivergence.