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  • Foster/Adoption

  • Complex Trauma and PTSD

  • Sexual abuse

  • Dissociation

  • Anxiety

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Dysregulation

  • Parenting

  • Postpartum care

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Specialty Populations

  • Children (ages 3 - 10)

  • Teen girls

  • Parents

  • New Mamas

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Treatment Approach

  • Play Therapy

  • Attachment-based

  • Expressive Arts

  • Trauma-Informed

  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT)

  • Colin Ross's Trauma Model Therapy

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Trust-Based Relational Intervention®

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What is it?

TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection. (Taken directly from The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development

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Why your family needs it

The majority of kids from hard places have experienced attachment injury, through no fault of their own. Whether fostered/adopted and blatantly removed from their family of origin, OR impacted by some event that caused a severing in relationship, attachment injury results. If wounding occurs through relationship, then healing must also come through relationship. TBRI provides practical tools to help build healthy attachment between you and your child. I'll be with you every step of the way.

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

A trauma resolution modality used to  heal distressing memories.

What is it?

EMDR was first developed and used with war veterans with PTSD. Overtime, it has become a powerful, research-based tool to help people, from all walks of life, find healing from distressing memories. It's as if experiences get frozen like an iceberg in our brain, effecting our day-to-day functioning. EMDR helps to melt the ice, so that the memory can adapt into the dynamic, flowing ocean of the brain. Using bilateral stimulation (BLS), the left and right hemispheres are able to communicate more effectively-- allowing your rational brain to connect with your feeling brain. For example, after a car accident you might cognitively know that you are now safe, but not feel safe because your body has stored the memory of the car crash. EMDR helps your body release this stored memory so that it no longer has emotional charge or control over you, helping you to know AND feel that you are safe.

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Does EMDR work with kids?

YES! EMDR is effective with children and teens. I incorporate the BLS into our therapy play time, helping the child's brain work through stuck points quicker. I'll tape my "magic buzzers" to the child's shoulders or tap with my hands to allow full integration of the brain while the child is participating in post-traumatic play.

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Can EMDR be used with issues besides trauma?

Yes, again! I find EMDR to be helpful with nearly every issue that presents in my office. I believe that symptoms, such as anger, anxiety, and depression, manifest because of maladaptively stored information in the brain. EMDR helps get to the root of the issue to bring lasting resolution.

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5210 S Orange Ave

Orlando, FL 32809


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