Therapy Modalities

Therapy Modalities I use as a Trauma Therapist

My goal is to help you heal. To do that, I use whatever modalities are best for you based on your personal situation and goals.

That’s why I am trained in many effective and powerful trauma therapies that will help you on your healing journey.

EMDR Therapy

EMDR Therapy helps people to heal the mind and body from the symptoms, and emotional distresses that are a result of disturbing life experiences.

EMDR Therapy helps the brain and the nervous system to adaptively heal and can be effective in treating a variety of issues, including PTSD, Complex PTSD, anxiety, phobias, addictive behaviors, obsessive thoughts, pain, and other sources of distress.

EMDR can also be helpful in working through performance blocks, enhancing creativity and performance. It is a 3-pronged holistic and integrative psychotherapy that focuses on the past, present, and future to help the brain desensitize and reprocess negative memories and neutralize triggers. This alleviates emotional distress, sensations of “stuckness,” and related symptoms of mental unease.

EMDR Therapy has been extensively researched and is proven effective in providing ongoing relief from mental health symptoms caused by adverse life events. EMDR Therapy can be life-changing. EMDR Therapy is recommended by the World Health Organization for children, adolescents, and adults for the treatment of PTSD.


Brainspotting is a trauma treatment modality and is also effective in working with athletes and performers, enhancing creativity and peak performance.

Brainspotting provides a way to process trauma held in the brain and the body in order to help us understand that we are safe from the adverse experiences and trauma(s) of the past. Brainspotting gives us this tool to neurobiologically locate, focus, process, and release experiences and symptoms that are typically out of reach of the conscious (thinking) mind.

Brainspotting is a brain/body-based treatment that has profound psychological, emotional, and physical effects.

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing ®: Somatic Experiencing® (SEI) is a body-oriented approach to healing trauma and other mental health issues related to stress and adverse life experiences.

SEI was created by Dr. Peter A. Levine and offers a collaborative and creative approach to healing trauma. Dr. Levine recognized that prey animals were able to recover more readily after life-threatening events by releasing the accumulated energy from intense stress.

The Somatic Experiencing® approach helps the body release trauma, helps to heal the wounding that occurs with PTSD and developmental trauma, and restores connection. When our nervous system gets overwhelmed, we experience dysregulation, feeling either hyper-activated or hypo-activated. This can lead to symptoms of anxiety, panic, depression, and/or dissociation. SEI offers a framework to assess where a person is “stuck” in the fight, flight, freeze, fawn responses, and gently guides individuals toward nervous system regulation, reducing negative symptoms and improving well-being.

Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR)

Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) is a trauma-specific therapy. DBR accesses the core of the traumatic experience in the part of the brain which orients to situations of danger or attachment disruption. DBR was created for the treatment of attachment shock, but it can also be applied to other unresolved traumatic experiences. The focus on neck and head tension in a DBR session provides an anchor in the part of the memory sequence that occurred before the shock (or emotional overwhelm) to alleviate symptoms. This will help to keep you grounded and present during your trauma processing and allow the natural healing capacities of the brain and body to occur.

We don’t heal in isolation; we heal in relationship.

Together we will find the best modalities for you to break free from trauma.