I specialize in working with military, law enforcement, first responders, emergency medicine ~ and the unique challenges you and your loved ones face. Prior to becoming a trauma therapist I spent years working closely with probation and parole, CPS, LEOs, nurses, and doctors. At some point along the way I started asking myself, “Who is watching out for those who help, protect, and serve?” This question led me to shift focus towards working with the people I used to work alongside.
I work from the foundation of neuroscience that painful thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors are NOT indicators of mental illness, weakness, being broken, or a failure. But, in fact, are natural and normal human responses to ongoing exposure to high stress or high risk situations, traumatic events, unresolved grief or loss, experiences of betrayal and broken trust, overwhelming adversities, or from harmful relationships. Similar to healing from complex physical injuries ~ It also takes time, patience, and hard work to heal and grow from the impacts of complex trauma.
What does this mean for you? My style is laid back, collaborative, and educational (yes, you’ll get homework). I’m always up for laughing at ourselves and each other. But we’ll also focus on the solutions necessary to manage the pain from these “injuries of experience” while we do the hard work to heal from the inside out, to personally grow, and create lasting change, Similar to healing from complex physical trauma – It also takes time, patience, and hard work to heal and grow from the impacts of the experiences we live through, endure, and overcome.
Serving the St. Paul area.