A therapeutic approach in treatment planning has focused on the initial healing of individuals who have survived Post-Traumatic injury. A consultation, and comprehensive assessment of the client can direct that individual to an improved and motivated quality of life journey.
Though the integration of theory, intervention, insight and to multi-cultural awareness, my goal emphasis has been on clients who are dually diagnosed, complex developmental trauma and psychological effects such as secondary trauma, emotional conflicts, self-medication, substance use to recovery and wanting life back.
I apply strategic attachment trauma, TF-CBT, Psychodynamic, EBP, groups and combination approaches to an emotional directed model towards the discovery. Self validation and externalization through forms of creative expression are also applied.Initial consultations identify the presenting issues. Following sessions focus on the deeper pathway to coping, healing and nurturing the authentic self.
Emotional regulation, balance, self-awareness of internal conflicts between thoughts and feelings, can begin to reduce symptoms of acute distress, uncomplicated post traumatic and other factors surrounding anxiety, panic & depression, developed personality disorders such as Borderline, Depersonalization, mood disorders and dissociation.
While we can’t remove traumatic events, we can work together to better manage the reflections of injurious memories. “When you remember a past event, you’re actually remembering the last time you remembered it, not the event itself”.
Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT)
TF-CBT is a components-based treatment model that incorporates trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral, family, and humanistic principles and techniques. TF-CBT has proven to be effective in addressing Post-traumatic Stress distress, depression, anxiety, panic, startled responses, externalizing behaviors, sexualized behaviors, feelings of shame, rage, fear and mistrust.
Attachment-Trauma Therapy, will treat developmental injuries and complex developmental trauma, formed or maintained negative interpersonal relationships, personality disorders such as Borderline personality, moods dysfunctions such as dissociation, self medication and other paths of destruction related to loss, traumatic events or the witnessing of violence. Self-medication and other paths of destructive self-behavior related to loss, traumatic events or the witnessing of violence.
Trauma Therapy is composed of multidimensional interventions, while the focus is on post-traumatic stress, panic, startled responses, depression and manufactured emotions such as, guilt, embarrassment or shame related to abusive emotional associations of reminders to trauma, distortion of events and a negative view of the self, others and the world.