As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist my training has centered around the Family Systems approach.
I believe we are emotionally connected and influenced/influential to those around us. When life difficulties or adjustments present themselves it can cause discomfort within ourselves as well as in our interactions with others.
Currently, I am earning a certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
When EMDR is an appropriate treatment modality, I work with clients to reprocess traumatic or stressful events that have created maladaptive behaviors.
When using EMDR, it is believed that maladaptive behaviors have a root cause that is embedded in our memory networks and has not been fully reprocessed, therefore they have a strong emotional charge. This means that the brain and body react to it as if it is still happening, even years later.
Once a memory has been properly reprocessed it no longer has a strong emotional charge and you can process current and future events differently and in a healthy manner. You can learn more about EMDR as a treatment modality for birth trauma and pregnancy loss, here.
I graduated from New Mexico State University with a Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences and specialized in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Advanced training and certifications:
Perinatal Mental Health Professional Certification (PSI)
Somatic and Attachment Focused (S.A.F.E.) EMDR training (PTI)
S.A.F.E. is a trauma-informed model that considers how trauma affects an individual's ability to regulate the nervous system and to connect with others.
License and State:
CMF0183591 New Mexico