My Website: https://easternnctherapy.com/play-therapy
Pregnancy and the postpartum period can be an extremely emotional experience for moms (and dads). From preconception planning to the time period after a baby is born, many changes happen mentally and physically that can make this time period challenging. As many as 1 in 7 moms and 1 in 10 dads will experience a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD). PMADs can occur at any point from conception through postpartum, sometimes extending into a lengthy course of time if not treated. If you are a mom/dad with limited resources or therapeutic support, you might feel alone, helpless and fearful of how to ask for help with PMADs.
I provide screening and assessment in order to work with moms/dads in addressing perinatal mental health issues and ongoing individual therapy. I welcome moms, dads or couples struggling with fertility or pregnancy loss concerns as these are particularly sensitive experiences that often evoke feelings such as shame, guilt and depression.
I believe in the importance of bridging the relationship between clinician and client. I aim to make my therapeutic environment warm and welcoming. I believe that an efficient provider is one who has a strong community connection with other resource providers and can provide a well-rounded treatment model.
My Website: http://balanced-wellness.org/
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, a Registered Nurse, a Duke Certified Integrative Health Coach and a level II iRest Yoga Nidra practitioner. I have worked in the Healthcare field for 25+ years, now providing compassionate psychotherapy to help you find peace & happiness.
I am trained in many evidence-based, empirically supported therapeutic modalities to include Gottman Couples Therapy, Discernment Counseling, EMDR/Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, EMI/Eye Movement Integration, TRM/Trauma Resiliency Model, Ego States, CBT/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Ericksonian Hypnosis, i-Rest Yoga Nidra, & Solution Focused Therapy to name a few. Additionally l trained in Mindfulness and Meditative based modalities.
Psychotherapy i.e Therapy or counseling is a collaborative process ... a partnership with a HOLISTIC APPROACH. You have identified the need for help & have courageously taken the first steps of making & keeping your first appointment. My job is to provide a safe, confidential relationship in which you can explore your concerns & hopes , as well as to help you grow with integrity in your relationships with others and yourself. Integrative therapy is a progressive form of psychotherapy that combines a variety of therapeutic tools & approaches to fit your individual needs. With an understanding of normal human development, an integrative therapist modifies standard treatments to fill in developmental gaps that affect each client in different ways. By combining elements drawn from different schools of psychological theory and research, integrative therapy becomes a more flexible and inclusive approach to treatment than more traditional, singular forms of psychotherapy.
Couples counseling is talking , listening, understanding & learning. You & your partner, along with your therapist will talk about your problems, together we will learn how to deal with these problems. We will learn more about your partner & how to help them by giving them the love they need in the way that they need it. In return, you will learn about what you need in your relationship & then communicate that to your partner, so that you both feel heard , connected , loved & validated. I utilize Discernment Counseling, the Gottman Method as an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couples relationship & integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory, AND Emotion Focused Therapy developed by Sue Johnson.
EMDR & Trauma Treatment
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences and optimize your mental health and wellbeing. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. Additionally, I utilize other approaches in conjunction with EMDR, such as Ego States/IFS, Mindfulness, Yoga Nidra , and Somatic Integration dependent on the individuals needs.
Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Nidra
iRest is a meditation practice based on the ancient tradition of Yoga Nidra and adapted to suit the conditions of modern life. When practiced regularly - a little and often - iRest enables you to meet each moment of your life with unshakable peace and wellbeing, no matter how challenging or difficult your situation.
Integrative Health Coaching
Integrative Health Coaching (IHC) empowers you to make lasting health behavior changes that are the cornerstones of lifelong well-being in both your physical and mental health. It bridges the gap between medical recommendations and your abilities to successfully implement those recommendations into your complex life. Integrative health coaches work with the whole person, take time to listen to your concerns, and ask powerful questions to help motivate you to make changes.
I am a Marine spouse and mother of two with experience working with active duty veterans and military families facing military service issues. I also have specific training in positive parenting strategies and techniques in working with children with behavioral and/or special needs.