Alexis offers a variety of trauma informed treatments to children, teens and adults.
EMDR: Your brain becomes unable to communicate in times of trauma and emotional distress leading to the experiences becoming "stuck." In trauma, your body and brain continue to relive the physical and emotional experience when reminded. EMDR is based off the concepts of REM (rapid eye movement) and Dual Attention Stimulus as a means to help your brain put trauma in the past. NeuroAffective Model: Throughout treatment, you will learn how your nervous system has been shaped and wired throughout your life and how it affects your daily living. You will learn to identify how and why your system operates on overdrive and how to expand your awareness of how your emotional and physical states work together in survival. You will learn ways to help regulate and sooth your system.
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Throughout treatment, you will learn to identify maladaptive (negative) thoughts and behaviors that have become linked with the trauma(s). You might be prescribed homework such as writing exercises, mood tracking and behavioral tracking.
Disclaimer: Trauma therapy can make symptoms initially worse before they get better. It is important treatment is scheduled consistently and the client is aware of what to do in a crisis when therapist is unavailable.