One-on-one psychotherapy to address a variety of presenting issues. You can see more about my approach in the “About” section.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
From www.emdr.com: EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can causes intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.
My Approach to EMDR
Restoring the Body: Bessel van der Kolk on Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma: An interview with Bessel Van der Kolk from NPR’s, On Being
There are many benefits to group therapy. In The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy, Irvin Yalom, MD, teaches that there are several therapeutic factors present in group therapy, including but not limited to: instillation of hope; universality; imparting information; altruism; socialization; interpersonal learning; and catharsis. People can connect with others for support, feedback and self-reflection.
My approach to supervision is integrative, meaning that it is a blend of supportive interpersonal feedback, insight oriented exercises and practical professional counseling skills. My approach draws heavily from David Powell’s “Blended” model, developmental models and trust. In addition to ongoing verbal, qualitative feedback throughout the supervisory relationship, supervisees are also evaluated through client evaluations, client retention and attendance, progress towards established goals. In supervision, we will utilize modalities including, but not limited to, tape review, live observation and/or co-therapy. According to NC Administrative Code, each supervision session must include “raw data from clinical work which is made available to the supervisor through such means as direct (live) observation, co-therapy, audio and video recordings, and live supervision” (21 NCAC 53 .0208).
Insurance: I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield. For all other insurances, I am happy to provide you with receipts that you may submit to your health insurance provider. Call your insurance provider if you are not sure whether counseling is covered under your plan. You may also consider using your HSA (health-savings account).
In addition to my individual private practice, I am a co-founder and co-owner of both Widening Circles, LLC and Willow Wellness and Recovery, PC.
Intensive Outpatient Program
Widening Circles, LLC is a small, locally-owned, intensive treatment and consultation collaborative providing innovative, highly-individualized and integrative mental health and substance use disorder services. We specialize in providing comprehensive assessment and treatment to create and implement individualized treatment for our clients by incorporating specific care strategies tailored to distinct history, needs and desires. We are able to provide support to a wide range of both mental health and addictive disorders. Our treatment team includes Qualified Professional Recovery Coaches, Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisors, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists and a Psychiatrist.
Willow Wellness & Recovery is an innovative, mindfulness-based outpatient program providing integrative and comprehensive treatment for those struggling mental health concerns, addiction and/or dually-diagnosed conditions. Our office provides an array of high-quality supportive services including psychiatry, individual and group psychotherapy and treatment programs focused on treating addiction with a collaborative, wrap-around approach. We utilize evidence-based, medication-assisted treatment in conjunction with individual and group therapy. We believe that there are many roads to wellness and recovery and look forward to partnering with you to support you in your healing journey.