Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is extensively researched and proven effective for treatment of trauma by the American Psychiatric Association, World Health Organization, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, US. Department of Health and Human Services and others. EMDR is a non-drug, non-hypnosis therapeutic procedure to treat anxiety, depression, guilt, anger and post traumatic responses.
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DBT is a skill-based and therapeutic treatment used to regulate emotions, tolerate distress, improve interpersonal effectiveness, increase awareness of physical and psychological influences. DBT promotes effective thinking, positively influencing emotions and behavior. When combined with CPT and EMDR, these approaches help relieve emotions triggered by underlying trauma.
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Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP is a developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Linehan's contributions to suicide research and clinical psychology include evidence-based treatments for people experiencing trauma, self destructive behaviors and abuse, with high suicide risk and multiple, severe behavioral health challenges.
"As someone once said to me, "Aren't these skills your mother was supposed to teach you?" I always say yes, but for many people their mother just did not or was not able to get around to it." (Linehan, 2015, p. vii)
Lane Pederson, PsyD, LP, DBTC is a DBT practioner, consultant, speaker and trainer of more than 7,000 professionals. Dr. Pederson describes himself as a proponent of "a broader form of evidence-based practice that recognizes the importance of therapist experience and judgment balanced with client needs and preferences." (Pederson, 2015, fourth cover)
Licensed Professional Counselor
Professional Counselor Supervisor
Dialectical Behavior Therapist
EMDR Certified (EMDRIA)
VA Certified – Post Traumatic Stress
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
The focus of my Masters of Science from Concordia University was on the welfare and fidelity of the individual, family and marriage. At the University of Michigan, I completed an Advanced Human Resource Executive Program and worked in related corporate areas for 30 years.
Outside counseling, I retired as a 37 year commercial airline pilot captain. A veteran of the US Air Force, I served 10 years as pilot of the C-5.
Healing is possible through hopeful, future-oriented counseling. Client results emerge cumulatively, continuously. I am proficient in treatment of grief, depression, anxiety, trauma and instability in moods, behavior, self image and functioning often associated with Post Traumatic Stress and Borderline Personality.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor. Proficiencies include certifications from the Veteran's Administration to treat Post Traumatic Stress; the DBT National Certification and Accreditation Association; the International Association of Trauma Professionals; and I am Certified by the EMDR International Association. I have offered services as a Family Life Educator and Professional Christian Counselor for more than 10 years.
In addition to utilizing DBT and EMDR, my approach to psychotherapy selects best practices in counseling theory, finding solutions together to support client growth. For example, family systems therapy encourages healthier roles, behaviors and relationships. Emotion-focused therapy stimulates connections, helps understanding, recovery from loss, creating a more hopeful orientation. Cognitive behavior therapy promotes more effective thinking to positively influence emotions and behavior. Cognitive processing therapy relieves emotions triggered by underlying fears that accompany trauma.
Professional Client services are available age 14 and older.
In a peaceful, secure, comfortable setting focused on Client welfare and freedom assured through Informed Consent. Please ask about opportunities, benefits and risks associated with HIPPA-compliant video-based distance counseling.
I will provide a receipt for services if you choose to file out-of-network
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Honoring Active Duty, Veterans and their Families, Altus accepts TriCare insurance.
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As requested, please review, print, complete and bring to your first session
"The Body Keeps the Score - Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma"
by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD
"The Presence Process"
by Michael Brown
"Shame & Guilt: Masters of Disquise"
by Jane Middleton-Moz
"The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse"
by Ellen Bass and Lauren Davis
"Walking the Tiger- Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences"
by Peter A. Levine
"I Never Told Anyone - Writings of Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse"
by Ellen Bass and Louise Thornton
"The Boy who was Raised as a Dog, and other stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook"
by Bruce D. Perry
"Looking at Mindfulness"
by Christophe Andre
Available in written, ebook and audio book formats
When we have learned in our hearts what fear and trembling means, we are safeguarded by any terror produced by outside influences
--Ancient Chinese Book of Changes