Therapy

The art of healing, it's not always linear and scientific

60 minute sessions

 We discuss your concerns in a safe, comfortable, supportive, and non-judgmental environment.​

Treatment Outline 

Our Therapeutic Journey

The goal is to gain awareness of our belief system, understand conscious choices of what we can control, gain empowerment of personal agency, and engage in self-compassion.  As your therapist, I am not here to fix you. I am here to offer understanding, guidance, and support while you learn your choices, self-compassion, and feel your feels. I believe you have the power, you just have to learn it for yourself... and I am here to remind you of your power.

Build Therapeutic Rapport

I want to make sure you feel comfortable and the Therapeutic relationship is a good fit for you. 

The Patterns

We recognize the conditioned story we have been telling ourselves, conditioned thoughts and behaviors, ways we have learned to survive, our perception of the world, and psychoeducation of the body (autonomic nervous system)-mind (triune brain) connection, as well as engage in radical acceptance & self-compassion.

 

Healing

We learn and engage in mindfulness, relaxation techniques, grounding skills,  self-regulation techniques, engage in self-compassion, and start to connect the mind and body. We create a new narrative, rewire the nervous system, and gain a new perspective of our world.  

Thrive

Maintain body-mind balance through learned self regulation, and self-compassion, and self-care techniques.

Modalities:

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) -  Reduce level of distress of a memory by using bilateral stimulation through eight phases of treatment. 

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) - Teach and review skills involving Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Skills.

Mindful Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - Teach and review how to be mindful of our thoughts, behaviors, emotions, and sensations and how to stop the conditioned loop. 

Internal Family Systems (IFS) - Understand and accept each part within us. Discuss how our parts protect our whole and offer appreciation. Yes, we name our parts.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) - Review the importance of actions, thoughts, emotions and integrate stages of change model with the clinician using open ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, and summarizing.

Solution Focused - Quick model that discusses what an individual can do in the moment to engage in positive changes.

Yoga - Engage in movement to feel our body, learn to sit with discomfort, and move parts that are holding onto stress. 

Guided Meditations - Teach and learn to become the observer of our thoughts and sensations. 

Acceptance Therapy - Acceptance of the WHOLE you with recognizing choices as well as the current circumstances. We learn non-attachment and validation of thoughts, feelings, and sensations. We learn to feel our feels without judging ourselves and getting stuck in a loop.

Whole Health - We discuss sleeping, nutrition, movement, hormones, gut health, autonomic nervous system,the brain, and neuroscience!

Ms. Freya, Therapy Dog in Training - Freya is there for extra support, learning, love, comfort, and laughter. Not in sessions due to COVID-19.

 

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The Velvet Mill

22 Bay View Ave Suite #4G

Stonington, CT 06378

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