NLP & Hypnosis Practitioner
My therapeutic practice began in 1993. I had just undergone an awakening with my parents passing. I had completed 10 years of in-the-field training with mentally challenged/autistic adults and was utilizing a behavioral/cognitive approach. I studied with Bill Quain, Rhode Island’s foremost behavioral specialist. I was searching for the best tools available. I began an intensive with Stephen Wolinsky PhD, author, and founder of Quantum Psychology and therapy. I learned about identity formations and tools to deal with PTSD. During this transformational time I also discovered NLP and The Cooperative Approach created by Dr. Milton Erickson and trained extensively with Brian Boeheim in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
NLP focuses on outcome, the how versus the why, feedback versus failure, possibilities versus limitations. It is characterized by a sense of curiosity.
Ericksonian Hypnotherapy uses metaphor, storytelling, and indirect suggestion to alter behavior. Both NLP and The Cooperative Approach join a person at their current model of the world, identifies positive resources and encourages new patterns of behavior.
As an addition I have become well-versed in Brief Strategic Therapy. This is more directed problem-solving employing strategies to increase competency and effect important changes. Having experienced the standard model of counseling with its endless years of little to no feedback and interaction, I was determined to find another way. I also personally have undergone Reichian Therapy, Gestalt, Counseling, Psychoanalysis, Kinesiology, Art therapy, Angel, and Trance Work.
I believe my own personal development translates into being a better caregiver to others. I am currently very excited to add EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprogramming) EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique, a form of psychological acupressure), and remote healing to my repertoire. I utilize these in my own daily spiritual/meditation practice and with my clients.
Many of these tools can be used in sessions or applied on your own. My personal mission is to create a healing, safe environment where one can be deeply listened to, understood and where goals are supported.
- Certified Teacher/Trainer
- Certified in Reality Therapy
- Master practitioner Ericksonian Hypnosis
- Master Practitioner Neuro-Linguistic- Progamming
- Clinical Hypnosis National Guild of Hypnotists