I have been a psychotherapist in private practice for many years. Beginning with my interest in family dynamics and subsequent intensive training in family therapy, I expanded my clinical interests to individual development and the experiences that hinder that process—principally, early, complex trauma involving parents and other caregivers. In that regard, the phenomenon of the narcissistic parent is a critical one for me. I see it so often as the source of the complex trauma and diminished sense of self that my clients have experienced. Dr. Karyl McBride’s work has provided us with a coherent understanding of this dynamic and, more important, a therapeutic roadmap for approaching it. I have taken Dr. McBride’s therapist training (WIEBGE) and have been certified in Dr. McBride’s 5–Step Recovery Model.
The therapeutic approach that I have found to be most useful in the healing of complex trauma is EMDR, which I have worked with for years. I have been certified in EMDR and am currently an Approved Consultant. As an anthropologist, I specialize in situations where there are cultural issues. I work with women, men, couples, and families and have a sliding scale where there is no insurance compensation. In cases that I feel are appropriate, I also offer phone sessions or teleconferencing via Zoom and other providers.
License and Credentials:
Ph.D. (Psychological Anthropology); Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist; Certified and Approved Consultant in EMDR (EMDRIA)
Therapist Virtual Workshop: Level I Training
Therapist in-person workshop: Level II Clinical Training, 9 hour intensive