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Walk and talk therapy by the bay front Sarasota, FL

Therapy is great in times of crisis - but it's also great for when life just feels difficult to navigate. In therapy, you will connect with yourself and find healing from within. I use a kind approach to therapy that emphasizes wellness. My promise to you is that I will listen empathetically, provide support, and gently help you process or reprocess life using a trauma-informed approach.

love to emphasize inner child work in therapy, but I also understand that many people experience unrelated trauma later in life. In therapy, you get to decide what you want to talk about: we can talk about anything + everything, or nothing. You are the expert in your own healing so if there are areas too sensitive to unpack, I will always allow you to discuss difficult subjects when you feel ready. I honor you for showing up with whatever you are ready to process.

My approach to therapy

talk therapy

talk therapy in Sarasota, FL, CBT, DBT, couple counseling

If you’re struggling with relational difficulties, intense emotions, panic attacks, or suicidal thoughts dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a therapeutic approach that teaches emotion regulation skills, interpersonal effectiveness tools for assertiveness, distress tolerance techniques for surviving crisis, and mindfulness. DBT challenges people to break the cycle of depression by using opposite actions. This means that if you feel like staying in bed, you would challenge yourself to get out of bed instead. If you feel like isolating from the world, you would go out instead. These small changes in behavior can lead to big changes in your mood and emotions!


If you’re struggling with negative thoughts, shame, or depression cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is another evidence-based approach for challenging negative thoughts and encouraging a more balanced way of thinking. CBT teaches that thoughts are not facts; just because you might think you’re doing a bad job, that does not mean you are. If you are hurting, there is hope!


read more about EMDR therapy in Sarasota, FL

What is EMDR? 


Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy that uses light, sound, and vibrations to create bilateral eye movement. In clinical research, EMDR continues to outperform talk therapy in treating PTSD and anxiety. 


This eye movement is similar to REM sleep (rapid eye movement). During REM sleep, your brain processes different experiences from the day, committing some to memory, maintaining others, and deciding which ones to delete. 


People with PTSD experience nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, and other trauma responses as REM sleep is unable to process the traumatic experiences and file them away correctly. 


EDMR helps to re-file those experiences, providing clients with some relief from the emotionality and vividness of the trauma. 


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EMDR therapy in Sarasota, FL

12-week childhood trauma RESOLUTION program

walk and talk therapy by the bay ( walk + talk therapy )

This program is designed for women age 20+ who experienced childhood trauma including any of the following:

-physical or verbal abuse

-neglect: unmet physical or emotional needs

-sexual trauma

-familial substance abuse or mental illness

-parental incarceration

-witnessing violence in the home

-parental divorce or separation

-foster care, adoption, removal from home

-illness or death of parent, sibling, or other loved one


What's included?

+12 EMDR & talk therapy sessions (80 minutes)

+Comprehensive post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) evaluation

+Pre-program and post-program assessments

+Weekly symptom tracking

+Nervous system regulation resources

+Inner Child Healing Workbook with trauma-focused activities for healing & reparenting your inner child

Investment: $225 per week for 12-weeks

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Clients experiencing financial hardship

may qualify for a reduced rate.

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