We specialize in modern, research-informed, trauma-informed techniques.

All modalities integrate mindfulness, compassion, and attachment theory, drawing on the body as a resource.

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All modalities are affirming to identities and don’t discriminate against individuals’ culture and identity choices.

Knowledge is power:

These modalities allow repair and positive changes. They help individuals understand how past experiences, especially as children, can play a part in negative beliefs and low self-esteem. Through therapy, individuals develop more freedom and choices in their lives.

Internal Family System

This system, authored by Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., allows us to use curiosity, self-compassion, and courage in dealing with what is troubling us. Our beliefs, emotions, and behaviors are seen as parts of a larger system that can be accessed and related to with compassion and curiosity. Far from shaming or guilting us, this system allows us to meet issues and connect to them with gentleness and courage.

With more inner understanding of what made us who we are, we can find an internal capacity for healing and lead lives closer to what we want.

Sensorimotor

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy was developed by Pat Ogden, Ph.D. This system helps us recognize how we have stored attachment wounds from parents and caretakers in our body and belief system and how the beliefs and emotions resulting from those wounds are still part of our core. During sessions, studying how our experiences form long-lasting impressions in our thoughts, emotions, sensations, postures, or movements, allows us to heal and change.

Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment

This system, brought by Janina Fisher, Ph.D., is developed to help clients who experience trauma and dissociation. It takes aspects of Mindfulness, IFS Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Ego State Therapies. It is based on the latest research on how trauma affects the nervous system. This system incorporates the Dissociation model of Otto Van Der Hart, allowing to track how trauma is still part of one’s present life. This model keeps individuals inside the window of tolerance as they understand the legacy of their trauma and find ways to heal, live, and discover ways to overcome different types of traumas.

If you want to know how this may help you, contact Claire to book a free consultation.