I am a trauma specialist, advocate for survivors, heart healer, and companion on your journey to wellness. I help people who are struggling, not feeling good, who carry the weight of the world on their shoulders and are not living the lives that they would like to live.
I help people who want to feel safe again, sleep without nightmares and feel more at ease. I support them so that they can feel like themselves again or get in touch with themselves in a new way. Every day in my office I see hope and healing take place.
My clients thank me for being someone they can trust with their story, and sometimes the only one in their life they have trusted enough to tell. They feel believed in and know that I will not “give up on them,” even when they feel like giving up on themselves. They know that I see the goodness in them, even when they feel shameful and fearful of rejection.
I specialize in working with adults with complex trauma, dissociation using a variety of advanced and creative EMDR protocols. I am a Certified EMDR therapist and an EMDR Consultant. I also provide consultation to EMDR therapists who are learning the therapy or who are wanting to advance their skills through EMDRIA Certification or as Consultants in Training.
I like to see people smile and be happy. I like to see that “aha” moment when they realize it is not their fault, realizing they are stronger than they thought, and capable of loving themselves and being loved.
In addition, to EMDR therapy I also offer LENS Neurofeedback and Integrative Mental Health Medicine approaches.
When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband and our 4 adult children. I love outdoor adventures with my yellow Labrador Retriever named Hanna, exploring the beautiful Northwest and beyond.
I believe that when one person heals emotionally it has a ripple effect. This positive effect touches not only their life but their relationships with friends and family, changing our community and the world! That is why I started Vancouver EMDR Therapy, PLLC.