Specialty Areas

Trauma Treatment

If sexual abuse recovery is your goal there are many options to help you heal.  Through creating a safe enough therapy relationship, we bring compassion to whatever you feel.  All emotions, including shame, fear, sadness and anger are states of being to be accepted. We can also address  depression, anxiety and eating issues.  We might help you express feelings through art, sand tray, or the use of visual imagery.  At times we might help you cultivate mindfulness to achieve  an inner calm.  As we bring awareness to your body, we develop a holistic perspective that supports healing and enjoyment to your life.

If your life has been effected by severe abuse and your diagnosis is Dissociative Identity Disorder it is possible to find hope and healing.  While the time commitment for therapy may take several years, most people express gratitude for their opportunity to live more fully and peacefully.

GLBTQ Issues

Support for the GLBTQ community is most effective within a philosophy that includes psychological, social and cultural perspectives.  Whether you seek help as an individual, couple or family it is important to consider you and/or your relationship from at least two perspectives.  First there are the  normal joys and sorrows that we all face.  Second, we will contextualize your experience within the particular  challenges of being a minority, and sometimes marginalized group.  You will also find support and guidance for the coming out process across the lifespan as well as the importance of creating community.

Adult ADD

For adults impacted by Attention Deficit Disorder you probably have particular challenges in organization, starting and or finishing tasks, memory problems and difficulty with prioritizing tasks.  It is also common to experience a feeling of being overwhelmed or anxious in resolving day to day stressors. At times, an ADD style can complicate relationships. If this is the case for you, we help you learn new ways to cope while understanding that this is a brain processing difficulty rather than a personal fault.  It can useful to address the shame and embarrassment and re-define ADD as a difference not a deficit.  With this understanding it becomes possible to discover new ways to organize, track and prioritize stressful areas in your life.  At times we may find a psychiatrist to use medication to aid your focus.  Ultimately we search for viewpoints that emphasize  self-acceptance for your unique, and often creative way of being.

Expressive Art Therapies Groups

Art, movement, writing, music and guided imagery can provide powerful means to what may be difficult, unexpressed, or unconscious experiences.  When we add putting our thoughts and feelings into words with others there is great potential to express, understand and resolve past suffering.  The use of the group may allow a sense of  normalization and company for previous loneliness.