Treatment Modalities

  • Somatic Experiencing® (SE) is a short-term naturalistic approach to the resolution and healing of trauma developed by Dr. Peter Levine and is supported by research. It is based upon the observation that wild prey animals, though threatened routinely, are rarely traumatized. Animals in the wild utilize innate mechanisms to regulate and discharge the high levels of energy arousal associated with defensive survival behaviors. These mechanisms provide animals with a built-in “immunity’’ to trauma that enables them to return to normal in the aftermath of highly ‘’charged’’ life-threatening experiences.SE employs awareness of body sensation to help people “renegotiate” and heal rather than re-live or re-enact trauma. SE’s guidance of the bodily “felt sense,” allows the highly aroused survival energies to be safely experienced and gradually discharged. SE “titrates” experience (breaks down into small, incremental steps), rather than evoking catharsis – which can overwhelm the regulatory mechanisms of the organism.
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing EMDR is a method of therapy for dealing with unresolved (stuck) trauma and distressing life events that often produces more rapid results than traditional talk therapy.
  • Somatic/Body Centered Therapies is utilized to relieve the symptoms of the result from trauma, childhood trauma and abuse, grief, and loss.
  • Transforming Touch® ~ an attachment-focused, neurophysiological treatment utilizing hands-on healing for Developmental Trauma. Transforming Touch crosses the barriers of non-verbal and recognizes that through regulation, the client can begin to change their story about their non-verbal, early trauma and gain greater capacity.
  • Couples and Marital Counseling~ Utilizing a blend of marital therapies (Relational Life Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples)

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