I work with children, teens, or adults. I provide diagnosis and treatment for all trauma related symptoms. Trauma creates challenges for the brain and the body that can cause us to have attention deficits or hyper-vigilance, anxiety or depression, and more. Complex symptoms can include disability in daily functions, flashbacks, nightmares, or somatic disorders. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can result from a threat on your life or a loved one, natural disaster, sexual assault, refugee or war exposure, domestic or family violence, or medical trauma. We try to “suck it up” and forget about it but, often with horrible results. My clinical focus for clients is working with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Imaginal Nurturing. EMDR works with how your brain stores bits of memory, inviting all your senses, and helping you discover greater awareness. I also use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness practice, Ally Work, and processing your worst nightmares. Trauma is life changing.We can learn coping skills and work at having a positive outlook. But the mightiest of bandages fail to fix the monster wounds as the brain disconnects leaving us emptiness. EMDR works to sort out bits of memory and helps you feel better with art, Dream, and Play. Therapy helps make your recovery and your life fun again.