I've provided psychotherapy to survivors of sexual, medical, and military trauma since 2009. Although I was trained in the use of exposure-based and cognitive therapy for PTSD at a VA Medical Center, my specialized training in recognizing and addressing the underlying patterns of psychological trauma has led me to generally use a more holistic, depth-oriented approach to PTSD treatment.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs when:
- A threatening or invasive experience disrupts your sense of security in the world
- Powerful emotions overwhelm your ability to see how the experience fits into the story of your life
- Those emotions lead to avoidance, phobias, anxiety, and disengagement or dissociation
Addressing those three psychological and neurological factors in therapy stimulates healing not only of the nightmares, flashbacks, and anxiety typically associated with PTSD, but also the depression, sleep disturbance, chronic pain, and substance abuse that often accompany them.
How to schedule an appointment
Contact my practice group Psych Lab at (562) 684-1300.