If you’re looking for a psychotherapist who is the right match for your needs, schedule a call for a no-fee consultation. My practice offers psychotherapy and EMDR counseling for adults, families, and couples seeking to reduce internal or external conflict, decrease stress, and improve their relationships with themselves and others.
EMDR Trauma Counseling is a highly specialized, heavily researched evidence-based therapy. Clients safely process painful experiences of the past which continue to trigger emotions and negatively impact feelings and reactions to situations in the present.
ANXIETY |CODEPENDENCY | EMDR- TRAUMA | COUPLES & FAMILY COUNSELING | GAMBLING | PERSONALITY ASSESSMENTS | PARENT CONSULTATION | THREE HOUR RELATIONSHIP INTENSIVE| TOXIC RELATIONSHIP RECOVERY
- Alcohol / Substance Abuse or Dependence
- Assessments: Mental Health and Personality
- Grief & Loss
- Codependency, Relationships
- Divorce Care
- Family Counseling
- Financial Budgeting, Shopping Addiction
- Gambling Addiction, Internet Video Gaming
- Marriage Counseling, Pre-Marital -Solution Focused Consultation Intensives
- Relationship Recovery with Narcissistic or Borderline Personality Disorder or Other
Meaghan’s Therapeutic Process
The good news is with therapy, there is hope and an opportunity to learn and incorporate healthy coping skills. Together, I will help you identify and work through challenges standing in the way from feeling and becoming your best self.
I’m a solution-focused therapist. I use a blend of evidence-based practices to bring about positive change and healing to my clients. Two therapies I utilize in addition to EMDR are (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
The definition of (EVP) Evidence-Based Practice: the therapy has been systematically researched and proven to work in a variety of settings. This is very effective for a broad range of psychological issues such as depression and anxiety. This works for adults as well as adolescents and young adults struggling with anxiety, common thought errors, and transition difficulties.
I’m certified as an EMDR trauma therapist, (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), this is an evidenced-based protocol for treating PTSD /trauma or any subjective experience of a person’s life. Bullying, feeling left out and disorganized attachment with primary caregivers are often a lasting trauma depending on a person’s temperament and other life experiences that followed. There are bit Ts and small ts that enough of them impact a person as much as a big T. Examples of negative cognition that the target for reprocessing are: they believe they are not good enough, permanently damaged, unloveable, have to perfect to please others, unworthy, unattractive, hateful, or can’t safely feel or show their emotions. These are a sampling of what beliefs can be desensitized before reprocessing them to positive cognitions. This credential is highly regulated and requires hundreds of client hours to attain and maintain certified status. You may go to EMDRIA.ORG for further information.
I use a psycho-educational style to promote understanding and self-acceptance. Using a psychodynamic approach helps people identify which psychological subconscious movies are playing in the background of their mind underlying their behaviors, feelings, and emotions and how they relate to early childhood experiences. Once aware, normalizing feelings and reactions to life takes place, opening the door to change their narrative moving forward.
Quite often a psychodynamic approach is necessary for attachment wounds in the family system. After learning a person’s history, I connect how the family of origin relationships with primary attachment figures (mother/father/caregiver) may have installed a fear-based/reactive belief system from a default response to unhealthy caregiving. Often these relationship deficits reveal themselves throughout life with current relationships whenever a similar triggering event prompts negative emotions and reactions.