Here is a sample of modalities we draw on. You are welcome to read more about them at the websites listed:

EMDR ( is a quick and effective technique for certain forms of anxiety and intrusive memory, including trauma. Clients use simple equipment in the office(headphones, a light-board, and/or pulsers) to alternate stimulation of the right and left brains, while attending to one or more charged memories. This bilateral stimulation supports the integration of the rational, verbal left brain, with the more emotional, imagistic right brain. EMDR calms the nervous system, and helps revise distorted beliefs. Much of the processing is silent and internal, which allows for rapid review and privacy.

SENSORIMOTOR PSYCHOTHERAPY ( uses mindfulness and body awareness to work through the effects of trauma at a gentle, manageable pace. It also explores beliefs and coping patterns that formed during childhood and adolescence, which are often only partially conscious today. As the source of these early adaptations emerges, they can be understood, and shifted in the present.

EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY ( aims to strengthen the bond within a committed relationship. Partners explore how their dynamics often pit them against one another, and block their ability to understand or respond to one another's needs. As couples soften and move beyond blame and defensiveness, they develop the safety and connection to begin to spontaneously solve their own problems.

NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION ( NVC begins by assuming that we are all compassionate by nature, and that violent strategies—whether verbal or physical—are learned behaviors. NVC also assumes that we all share the same, basic human needs, and that each of our actions are a strategy to meet one or more of these needs.The tools of NVC bring simplicity and clarity, increased understanding, and deeper connection to any relationship.

LOVE AND LOGIC ( starts with the premise that the natural task of young people is to understand how the world works, and how to make effective choices. To learn most easily, they need their parents to be relaxed and compassionate as they makes mistakes, and clear and consistent about the consequences of their choices. Love and logic offers guidelines that parents can apply to challenging behaviors at any age.