Find the stillness within,
with Brainspotting Therapy
A Client's Experience
Licensed Marriage & Family
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to check out my website! This is a small glimpse of who I am and what I do as a therapist, and I hope it can ease your mind in taking the next steps on your healing journey. You know how some people are just “made” for their jobs? That’s how I feel about what I do. I was 11 years old when I asked my mom if I could join her in walking across the stage at her Master’s in Psychology graduation, and knew one day I would be doing the same for myself.
I am the Director of Pacific Counseling and Trauma Center, a special little place in Folsom, California that I run with my mom and Founder, Lisa Larson. At our center, we are passionate about helping others clear their trauma. If you decide to take the leap and begin working with me, you will learn all about Brainspotting! This powerhouse modality is at the heart of what I do. Brainspotting has had a dramatic effect on my life personally, and day after day, I watch in awe as my clients heal from lifelong pain in ways I never could have imagined. I am a Brainspotting Consultant and Assistant Trainer for Brainspotting, which allows me to travel throughout the West Coast, helping other therapists and healing professionals learn how to use this powerful technique. It is my passion!
I am an expert in trauma, both big traumas, and small, insidious trauma that may not be obvious to the outside observer. I use compassion, humor, and my natural ability to connect with anyone in the therapy room, bringing as much ease to the process as I can. I find that even in the darkest sessions, my clients and I find laughter breaking through at times when it is needed most. My goal during our first intake session is for you to leave with a sense of hope and feeling heard. I am ready to take the next steps with you and happy to answer any questions you have along the way!
WHAT IS BRAINSPOTTING?
WHAT IT IS
Brainspotting is a deep, brain-based therapy that provides healing at "warped speed." Brainspotting makes use of relevant eye positions to help us locate the area of the brain where emotional pain and trauma is stored. This allows the client to focus, process, and release the core neuro-physiological sources of emotional pain and unhealthy coping mechanisms. With the trauma released from the brain and body, the client is able to connect with who they truly are are so they can reach their own greatest potential.
WHO IT HELPS
Whether you are seeking therapy for the first time, or you have spent years and years in therapy and just keep getting "stuck," brainspotting can help. Brainspotting is a rapid and lasting therapy that can help you heal from the past no matter the severity of your trauma.
WHAT IT TREATS
Brainspotting has proven to be effective for treating a wide range of emotional and somatic issues, although it is particularly effective with trauma-based situations. Some of the many issues that brainspotting commonly treats include:
Anxiety & Panic
Unhealthy relationship patterns
Stress & trauma related medical illnesses
Anger & rage
Any physical or emotional trauma
And so much more!
WHAT IS TRAUMA?
There are certain issues that are easy for people to identify as "trauma." These might include: war, physical abuse, sexual abuse rape, car accidents, or witnessing a death. Unfortunately, here are many more subtle and less obvious ways that our brains and bodies can become traumatized and cause us to change our view of ourselves, others, and the world around us. Some of these might include, but are not limited to:
bullying as a child, prolonged rejection at home or by peers, unhealthy childhood family dynamics, sports injuries, loss of home or financial security, infidelity, humiliation, parental rage or substance abuse, emotional abuse, infidelity, and so much more.
If you are unhappy with your life and believe there may be underlying trauma, we can work through this together, change is on the way.