People overcoming traumatic events require therapists who have special experience in, and understanding of, what they’ve been through. I am a nationally recognized expert in working with children, adolescents, and adults in the aftermath of traumatic events that have happened to them or that they’ve witnessed. My approach integrates evidence-based and innovative practices, allowing people to safely face their life experiences and work through the memories or behaviors that have them feeling “stuck” and powerless.
I’ve provided treatment for traumatic stress and dissociation, and have supervised therapists providing these services, for 15 years. I’ve trained clinicians internationally in trauma work and have published several articles and book chapters on the topic. I have intervened in schools, churches, community centers, and businesses following violence, suicide, and other tragedies. I have also provided training for crisis teams in responding to mass trauma events in school districts and mental health agencies.
I have successfully treated people who have experienced the following:
- Physical and emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Domestic violence
- Witnessing violence or tragic death
- School shootings
- Mass disaster
- Ritual abuse
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Chronic trauma and/or emotional deprivation
- The traumas of everyday living