Psychotherapist, Life Coach, and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist
I enjoy travelling, learning and self-development. Having lived in the Caribbean, UK, US, and Canada, I appreciate what it takes to begin life in a new country. My travel experiences also give me a firsthand understanding of different cultures, which allows me to appreciate and connect with people of various cultural backgrounds.
I use a trauma-informed approach to help you get unstuck, experience healing, embrace your potential, and design winning environments to support your journey to wholeness.
Together we address traumatic experiences and attachment injuries to help you move from being fearful, frustrated and thinking negatively to feeling safe, optimistic and enjoying healthier relationships with yourself and others.
As a lifelong learner, I seek opportunities to learn from the world and everything in it. I love watching movies, British TV, board games, and being in nature. As part of my commitment to continue growing, I embrace more playfulness, joy and laughter in my life, something I encourage in my clients as well.
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I am trained in various therapeutic modalities and provide a strength-bases, integrative,
trauma-informed, person-centered approach to therapy.
I incorporate the following modalities in individual psychotherapy. When working with me,
you can expect to experience one or an integration of these therapies
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) focuses on the client’s desired outcome, hope for their future, strengths, and the resources available to them to get their desired outcome. SFBT is goal-directed and prioritizes solutions rather than the problems that bring you to therapy. This is not to say that problems are ignored; the focus is more on getting clients where they want to be, what they want, and want to become.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) addresses anxiety disorders, depression, drug and alcohol issues, marital problems, and other mental challenges. CBT can improve the function and quality of life by addressing how and what someone thinks. By exploring distorted or unhealthy thought patterns, clients can identify unhelpful thoughts creating problems. They can then re-evaluate the beliefs, better understand the behaviors that occur because of the thought pattern and incorporate alternative coping strategies and thoughts to cope with challenges and produce different behavioral outcomes.
EFT is an evidenced-based attachment approach that explores how we develop personally and in relationships. EFT looks at dysfunction on an individual, relational and family level. We are wired to attach and connect with others. EFT provides the opportunity to regulate emotions, repair relational bonds, address anxiety, individual depression, and post-traumatic stress, strengthening the self and creating new meaning.
Somatic Therapy involves body-centered interventions and exercises for holistic healing for trauma clients. When combined with talk therapy, somatic practices help release pent-up tension or trauma that negatively affects a client’s emotional and physical health. The body and the mind are connected, and one’s bodily sensations and emotions influence each other. Somatic therapy helps clients become more aware of their body and how it responds to circumstances, thoughts, and feelings. Using the body as a guide, clients can learn to identify which feelings and thoughts promote feelings of safety and become aware of the body’s response. Focusing on the body sensations helps to deepen the healing experience and enables change clients can feel at a physical level.
Brainspotting Therapy is a gentle and powerful method used to engage the body’s natural healing capacity to safely access trauma memories and experiences stored beyond the thinking brain and deep in the subcortical, preverbal brain region (the area of the brain responsible for motion, consciousness, emotions, and learning). It is a body-based, advanced form of mindfulness that uses the eye to locate brain spots in a person’s visual field to help them process trauma. Brainspotting allows you to make sense of and release past and current trauma while staying safe and connected in the present.
Dialectical means “the existence of opposites,” and DBT interventions teach trauma clients that they can accept that their behaviors and experiences are legitimate (acceptance) and that they can take steps towards managing emotions and positive changes. DBT has four stages of treatment which are
(1) Move from being out of control to stabilizing behavior,
(2) address past trauma,
(3) live a regular functional life and cope with the ups and downs of life, and
(4) find deeper meaning through a spiritual experience.
DBT can help people with self-harm tendencies, suicidal behaviors, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and eating disorders.
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