I am a therapist with 20 years experience providing trauma informed therapy to adolescents and adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including PTSD, depression, anxiety, sexual abuse survivor, sexual abuse perpetrator, career challenges, many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My therapy style practical, client centered and non-judgemental. It is trauma informed meaning that i help clients make the connection between their current issues and past life experiences/challenges. In helping clients make the connection between current behavior towards other (violence, substance use, sexual aggression, risky behavior, poor choices etc.), and their past often to allows clients to find a more resilient solution to current problems. Often these past experiences do not meet the criteria for PTSD and often they not known to the client themselves. The technique i utilize most often is called EMDR which helps clients tap into their emotional part of the brain to expedite healing. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and motivational interviewing with EMDR to provide whole brained advanced therapy that goes beyond traditional cognitive behavioral therapy for those who are stuck. My model does not include homework, or re-exposing oneself to trauma but recreating challenging issues in your mind's eye, you will not be required to retell your trauma in detail for this modality to be successful. This will allow me to tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
Thanks for considering me as your therapist and taking the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step,
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW-C 12655
Very knowledgable, concerned and patience with life and respectful with your truth i respect her opinion fully
Written on Aug 06, 2022 after therapy with Connie for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Amazing and life changing experience with Connie. I look forward to our time together each week and highly suggest her and Betterhelp.
Written on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Connie for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, eating disorders, and addictions
Connie is a really amazing, gentle therapist. I was worried that Online therapy would render the therapists less receptive, but I am so happy that Connie makes up for that with her talking style and the modality that she uses!
I think she has a nice breadth of knowledge and is great at moving at the client's individual pace.
Written on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Connie for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Connie has been a superb therapist. She’s amazing. Very supportive.
Written on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Connie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety