Create meaningful life story through intentional, compassionate care at Living Story Therapy, PLLC
“We live our lives through the stories we tell about ourselves, and others tell about us.” Problems enter our lives when others—a partner, family, friends, culture, society—try to edit or tell our stories for us. My intention in the counseling room is to help you explore your personal narrative(s) to create new meaning of the past, identify desired direction for your future, and offer support and empowerment in making present changes. I describe my style as active, creative, and highly collaborative. You are the author of your own story... it will be my privilege to explore, learn, and grow with you.
I was trained in Harm Reduction while serving clients referred through a syringe exchange program and STI testing sites. Over the years, I have come to learn that, beyond evaluating one’s substance use or promoting sexual health, Harm Reduction is a compassionate and effective therapeutic approach for modifying any type of problematic behavior. You will determine the changes to be made; my role will be to respect your autonomy, learn how a substance or behavior is or is not serving you effectively, and prioritize risk reduction and personal safety.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy. Since it's development by Dr. Francine Shapiro in the 1980's, EMDR has become an internationally recognized therapeutic approach for effectively and efficiently treating a myriad of mental health concerns, including trauma and PTSD, anxiety and phobias, depression, and addictions. Unlike traditional talk therapy, EMDR utilizes bilateral stimulation to activate and enable the brain to resolve emotional trauma. Having completed EMDRIA-approved training through the EMDR Center of the Rockies, I am excited to offer EMDR as means to strengthen and support your healing.