I'm proud to have completed the rigorous process of earning certification in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) therapy. EMDR can be an effective part of treatment when working on past experiences that continue to negatively impact you today. I'll take time to listen to your concerns and develop a treatment plan with you. If you decide to participate in EMDR, we'll work to strengthen your positive resources, help you deal effectively with upsetting past-related “triggers,” and feel more positive about the future. Part of the EMDR process involves what is called “bilateral stimulation.” In this process, you will think of an issue you've chosen to work on and, at the same time, pay attention to bilateral stimulation, like visually tracking an object moving side-to-side or holding sensors that will lightly vibrate alternately. This process is designed to help you work on distressing material so it won’t upset you as much and help you to feel more comfortable in the present. EMDR can be useful in treating anxiety, PTSD, phobias, life transition distress, and other concerns. I offer EMDR therapy in Little Rock, AR both in 55-minute sessions (typically weekly) and intensive individual therapy.
My practice involves more than just talking about problems. I specialize in providing evidence-based therapies, which are treatments proven to be effective in significantly reducing or eliminated particular symptoms. Evidence-based therapies I provide include Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapt (CBT). Research-proven therapies help individuals reach their wellness goals so they can move forward in their lives.
Art has been said to be "the voice of the subconscious."
Creative expression can be healing and enlightening for those who are open to a more non-verbal way of processing what's going on in their lives. Absolutely no artistic ability is needed to benefit from the expressive arts, as sessions are more about the art-making experience than the end product. Processes can include collage-making, visual journaling, touch drawing, working with clay, vision boards, creative writing, therapeutic use of music, movement, and/or dramatic expression. Activities are tailored, based upon your comfort with particular forms of art-making. (For example you may choose to engage in visual art and creative writing only.) Expressive arts therapy can be great a boost to more traditional treatment. If you wish to participate in expressive arts therapy, please mention this in your initial session.
I offer in-person and HIPAA-compliant telehealth therapy. (A certified telehealth clinician, I began providing secure distance therapy in 2013.)
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