Location: Vancouver and North Vancouver
Individual Therapy for:
- Post-Trauma-Injury Treatment.
- Post Trauma For Combat
- Post-Trauma For First Responders
- Prevention of PTSI for First Responders
- Prevention of PTSI for Health Care Professionals
- Complex Trauma Treatment.
- EMDR for a variety of concerns.
- Youth and Children who have survived critical incidents
- Couples and Marriage Counselling
- Adult survivors of Childhood Trauma
I am so excited about the latest research on how trauma creates predictable symptoms that can be treated, that I facilitate educational groups on PTSD, teach a course on it, and treat it. EMDR is endorsed by the world health authority as one of the top modalities for treating trauma.
Adults I work with:
- First Responders
- Police and Veterans diagnosed with PTSI
- Health Care Professionals ( Vicarious Trauma) Critical Incidents
- Persons in recovery from substances
- The family of origin concerns ( childhood sexual & physical abuse, neglect).
- ACA/ ACOA AA /counselling/ 12 Step work.
- Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
- Survivors of childhood physical abuse/ neglect
- Survivors of rape and domestic violence
- Survivors of accidents, car accidents, disasters and war.
- Individuals who use food, sex, work, or substances to regulate shame or intense feelings of sadness or worthlessness.
- Persons with depression and anxiety as a result of past traumatic experiences
- Experienced a traumatic incident.
- Depression and Anxiety.
- Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D).
- Diagnosed with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Survivors of Divorce/Affairs
Youth and Children I work with using EMDR only:
- Children who have experienced a traumatic experience or critical incident.
- Youth who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress syndrome
- Symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, difficulty with sleep, avoidance problems due to sexual assault or critical incident
Many people have heard of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and know just enough to request it. However, I’m a huge fan of transparency and I think it’s helpful for everyone in the room to have a basic understanding of what we’re after when we’re doing trauma work.
In our culture, we aren’t really taught to listen to our bodies. But trauma, like most mental health experiences, has physical symptoms. We generally respond to physical discomfort by ignoring it, resisting it, trying to push it away.