I once received the sage advice to never call oneself an eclectic counselor.  As with most things, that was also pretty much the declaration that I could be nothing but an eclectic counselor.  My idea is that I have been incredibly fortunate to train with people who inspire me in the therapeutic alliances they build with people from a variety of theoretical models. Primarily, I use tools and techniques that stimulate an active and collaborative environment within the session.

My strength is working with those that are experiencing a crisis; either through an acute or ongoing trauma.  Acute and developmental trauma can take on many symptomatic presentations, meaning I work quite often to help people better understand and reduce the frequency with which they are experiencing anything other than the life they want for themselves.  I do so as a trained Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) counselor, as well as having been trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

The bulk of each and every therapeutic relationship I build is a direct result of the spectacular training I received from Drs. Ed Jacobs and Christine Schimmel using Ed’s Impact Therapy in both individual and group settings.  Being creative while inviting fun back into the process allows light and laughter in the darkness.

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