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As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Supervisor I am also available to offer supervision to those who are Licensed Professional Associates.  I am willing to work to help you to reach your goal as quickly as possible.  Weekly and Bi-weekly supervisor sessions are available, however a better rate is available when opting for weekly.  


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BioFeedback 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing(EMDR) 

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma, much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes. [EMDR Institute.Inc]  To learn more about EMDR go to the following website. https://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/

I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

Children and adults sometimes experience things that are traumatic to them.  These experiences can leave both children and adults with symptoms that disrupt their day-to-day functioning, even causing them to become stuck.  These symptoms might include: ruminating thoughts, nightmares, hyper vigilance, anxiety, depression, mood problems, anger, and behavior issues.  When traumatic events occur it is important to get help from a qualified professional. I am certified in a special type of therapy called Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 

(TF-CBT).  This therapy is designed to specifically deal with trauma.  TF-CBT is mainly used with children and is researched-based and proven to help those who suffer from trauma symptoms get back to normal functioning and well-being.  

Triple P Parenting 

Triple P parenting is a program designed to assist parents in developing consistent and structured parenting strategies.  Triple P gives you strategies and ideas that you can choose from to work for you and your family.  Triple P helps you to raise happy, confident kids, manage misbehavior, set rules and routines, encourage behavior you like, take care of yourself as a parent, and fell confident you're doing the right thing.  

HeartMath Bio-Feedback

The Intelligent Heart

Many of the changes in bodily function that occur during the coherence state revolve around changes in the heart’s pattern of activity. W​hile the heart is certainly a remarkable pump, interestingly, it is only relatively recently in the course of human history—around the past three centuries or so—that the heart’s function has been defined (by Western scientific thought) as only that of pumping blood. Historically, in almost every culture of the world, the heart was ascribed a far more multifaceted role in the human system, being regarded as a source of wisdom, spiritual insight, thought, and emotion. Intriguingly, scientific research over the past several decades has begun to provide evidence that many of these long-surviving associations may well be more than simply metaphorical. These developments have led science to once again to revise and expand its understanding of the heart and the role of this amazing organ.

In the new field of neurocardiology, for example, scientists have discovered that the heart possesses its own intrinsic nervous system—a network of nerves so functionally sophisticated as to earn the description of a “heart brain.” Containing over 40,000 neurons, this “little brain” gives the heart the ability to independently sense, process information, make decisions, and even to demonstrate a type of learning and memory. In essence, it appears that the heart is truly an intelligent system. Research has also revealed that the heart is a hormonal gland, manufacturing and secreting numerous hormones and neurotransmitters that profoundly affect brain and body function. Among the hormones the heart produces is oxytocin—well known as the “love” or “bonding hormone.” Science has only begun to understand the effects of the electromagnetic fields produced by the heart, but there is evidence that the information contained in the heart’s powerful field may play a vital synchronizing role in the human body—and that it may affect others around us as well.

Research has also shown that the heart is a key component of the emotional system. Scientists now understand that the heart not only responds to emotion, but that the signals generated by its rhythmic activity actually play a major part in determining the quality of our emotional experience from moment to moment. As described next, these heart signals also profoundly impact perception and cognitive function by virtue of the heart’s extensive communication network with the brain. Finally, rigorous electrophysiological studies conducted at the HeartMath Institute have even indicated that the heart appears to play a key role in intuition. Although there is much yet to be understood, it appears that the age-old associations of the heart with thought, feeling, and insight may indeed have a basis in science.

“Article made available by HeartMath LLC. www.heartmath.com“. 

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