Seed of Change Counseling & Neurotherapy Services

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Neurofeedback

Biofeedback

Neurofeedback is a way to train yourself to control the electrical activity in your brain.  My measuring your brain's activity through sensors, problem areas can be identified.  Just like you can strengthen your muscles by weight training, neurofeedback allows you to strengthen existing connections or create new connections in your brain.  Neurofeedback has been shown to be effective for treating a wide range of disorders, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, and insomnia.























Biofeedback is a way of training your autonomic nervous system (the system that controls your pulse, breathing rate, and other physical changes that are connected to feelings of anxiety)

EMDR













Personality Disorder

 

EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a method for moving through traumatic memories.  This treatment helps clients to break through the typical pattern of avoidant behaviors that is typically associated with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) in a gentle way.  It utilizes the body's natural method for integrating memories, eye movements.  Research has shown that Rapid Eye Movements, which occur during deep sleep, play a role in consolidating memories.  During this time, the body creates a particular type of brain wave, called Delta.  EMDR, using eye movements or other types of stimulation that are presented on alternating sides of the body, creates the same activity in the brain.  Thus, the client can keep one foot in the present while moving through old memories by keeping one foot in the past.





If you have received a diagnosis of a personality disorder, you may be feeling like even those in the mental health field have given up on you.

 

Because I specialize in treating personality disorders, I understand that you are both doing the best you can, and need to learn to do better.  I do not see you as "manipulative" or "broken," but as beautiful and strong.  You are a survivor.  You have already been through so much.  I believe that if you are willing to work hard, the changes you are so desperate for will come.



Dialectical Behavior Therapy

I have been trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which is a type of therapy that was specifically designed for borderline personality disorder, but has been successfully applied to a variety of different problems, including substance abuse and anxiety disorders.

 

DBT teaches several skills, including mindfulness (how to focus on the present moment in a non-judgemental way), distress tolerance (how to handle stressful situations), emotional regulation (how to keep emotions from fluctuating too much or too intensely), and interpersonal effectiveness (how to maintain healthy relationships).

Chronic Pain

Living with chronic pain can be extraordinarily difficult.  It can influence work, relationships, and leisure time. 

 

Fortunately, there is hope.  There are many techniques for helping you deal with chronic pain more effectively, lowering the emotional and social toll that pain takes on your life.

 

I am familiar with many different behavioral, medical, and mindfulness techniques that can help minimize both your physical pain, and the suffering that almost inevitably follows.  Together we can move you from a life filled with pain to a life filled with what you value.

Geriatrics

All life transitions can be difficult, but getting older can be stressful for the entire family. 

 

My specialty in treating older adults makes me familiar with many later-life issues, such as grief and loss or the memory impairment that often accompanies depression in the geriatric population. 

 

I am also familiar with caregiving issues, such as caregiver stress and fatigue, how to handle a loved one with dementia, and when to consider placement  for an ailing loved one.