Personal Growth

How do you Process Information?

How do you Process Information?

Did you know that there are different styles of processing information? I’m not talking about the manner in which we communicate our thoughts, rather the way we integrate new information and turn it into thoughts that we can share with others if we choose. So, what...

Foundations to Understanding EMDR

Foundations to Understanding EMDR

There are three things I need you to understand prior to explaining EMDR in depth. I want to explain neuroplasticity, how memories are stored, and lastly explaining core beliefs. Donald Hebb, a neuropsychologist said “Neurons that fire together wire together”.  This...

How Do We Combat Depression and Anxiety?

What causes Depression and Anxiety?

As a therapist, the most common issue in the mental health field that I have come across amongst my clients were depression and anxiety. Depression/Anxiety can be caused by one of four factors: 1) Biochemical Factors Our body and brain are filled with hormones that...

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Addiction in all of its forms is a disease of isolation, secrecy and dissociation. When an individual organizes their world in those terms the result is a significant dysfunction. In my practice, the initial goal is to establish a therapeutic alliance between myself...