If you are reading this website then you are wanting change. You didn’t arrive at this site by accident. I’m not here to sell you on working with me, I’m here to affirm you. You’ve come this far, you know you want to change and you know you need help. That’s wonderful.
If you don’t do something now, nothing will change.
I get that change can feel scary, that’s why you don’t have to do it alone.
Don’t leave this site without taking action – call someone, book a consultation, book an initial appointment – just do something.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia and its important that you know that.
I have called my Therapy practice, Solutions Mental Wellness because I am here to take you from sickness and stuck to being mentally healthy and whole.
Often people ask me about the techniques and methods that I sue when I’m working with client’s. Techniques and methods are a part of my overall tool kit. As an experienced, Licensed Professional Counselor I have undertaken additional training to be able to use techniques that I know to work.
Not every client will need them.
The purpose of this page is to help you understand some of the terminology that we as Professional Counselors sometimes use, and what a specific method might be used for.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing ( EMDR) as a method of psychotherapy that helps people to heal from distressing events and memories of life events. It uses natural eye movements to help reprocess a traumatic event.
EMDR therapy has shown that the mind can heal from a psychological trauma in much the same way as the physical body can heal from a physical trauma.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a short-term form of therapy that focuses on adult relationships and attachment/bonding. The therapist and clients look at patterns in the relationship and take steps to create a more secure bond and develop more trust to move the relationship in a healthier, more positive direction.
Here is my short video about the process:
You can learn more about EFT here https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/types/emotionally-focused-therapy
Mindfulness is a psychotherapy that helps people to bring their attention to the experience of the here and now. We live in time when we are distracted, where we are asked to do more with less and where we are constantly busy. This can lead to increased feelings of anxiety. Mindfulness therapy allows us to become focused, sharpen our mind and allow us to be more grounded.
Remember you don’t have to know which type of method will work for you. That’s my job as a LPC. It is however my hope to provide you with information and confidence that I can help you make the change from feeling sick or stuck, to feeling healthy and alive.