I am here to support you in healing yourself and moving forward with your life goals. I work with you to overcome the obstacles preventing you from having the life you want to live. Obstacles may present in the form of unhealthy life patterns, traumatic life events ranging from repeated childhood trauma and domestic violence to medical complications and chronic pain, grief, divorce and other major life changes.
I specialize in working with adults who have experienced trauma or adverse life experiences. Trauma affects all your relationships, your relationship with yourself and relationships with the people you love. I am fully trained in EMDR, which can help you gain insight that will allow you to heal your relationship with yourself and loved ones. If you experienced a traumatic event and wanted to learn more about how we could work together using EMDR, call Keri at 508-210-2904.
Treatment Modalities Offered:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
How does EMDR help the brain heal from trauma?
Our brains have a natural way to recover from traumatic memories and events. This process involves communication between the amygdala (the alarm signal for stressful events), the hippocampus (which assists with learning, including memories about safety and danger), and the prefrontal cortex (which analyzes and controls behavior and emotion). While many times traumatic experiences can be managed and resolved spontaneously, they may not be processed without help. Stress responses are part of our natural fight, flight, or freeze instincts. When distress from a disturbing event remains, the upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions may create feelings of overwhelm, of being back in that moment, or of being “frozen in time.” EMDR therapy helps the brain process these memories, and allows normal healing to resume. The experience is still remembered, but the fight, flight, or freeze response from the original event is resolved.” (emdria.org)
What does it mean when I say I am fully trained in EMDR?
It means that I completed 6 full days of training, which included both didactic and experiential learning and received ten hours of consultation.
EMDR helps more than trauma
EMDR can also be used for:
Grief and Loss
Chronic Pain/Migraine Headaches
Depression and Bipolar Disorders
Professional supervision services provided to licensed and master's level mental health counselors. Coursework for the MaMHCA Certified Clinical Supervisor Training Program has been completed. Please call or e-mail for more information.