Deborah Nielsen, LMFT, ATR  - Counseling for You . Your Kids . Your Family

My Outlook on Healing and Psychotherapy
 
I see through the lenses of development and attachment, and the lenses of  trauma and resilience. Our developmental and attachment experience is our foundation.  Trauma and disturbing experiences can disrupt our path; while resilience allows us to cope and bounce back to varying degrees.  Health and balance is within our reach, and can be restored by unraveling stuck pain and imbalance.
Both creative and physical outlets and other healthy forms of expression can  deepen our  contentment and expand our joy. Deborah often works with Creatives and Highly Sensitive Individuals. Ms Nielsen supports healthy communication and developing more collaborative communication with families. Healthy relationships are a key aspect of a balanced life.  
During a difficult point in our lives, often what we need is a way to process and  navigate through pain, and stuck patterns, to restore our well-being.  EMDR is an evidence based therapy that allows us to work through trauma and other obstacles that limit our sense of peace and equilibrium. Brain Spotting is another effective therapy for working through trauma and stuck patterns.
Art therapy is a way of expressing and integrating feelings, perceptions and experiences. Deborah's approach to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on Mindfulness Self compassion and empowering accountability, as well as using internal resources to build resilience.
 
Each of us has a unique set of strengths and challenges. Integrative   psychotherapy can allow for enhanced self awareness, mindfulness, and healthy relationships.
 
Behavioral health encompasses mental outlook, moods, habits, and behavior patterns. Mental health can go even further as we assess and integrate  mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of wellness. 
Family therapy involves the dynamics of relationship; including bonding, balancing togetherness and separateness, communication,  and agreement. Our relationships impact our health and can help us to learn and grow.
 
Developmental history and the process of our current growth is an important component of how we conduct our lives. Loss, trauma, and an overload of stress can have a significant impact on mental health and relationships.
 
We are living in a time of tremendous change. Having the ability to adapt and to maintain a sense of integrity and meaning can contribute to our recovery and stability through difficult times.  Access to guidance, support and healing can increase our resilience and well being. Outlets for expression and ways to unravel the entanglement of  painful experiences can allow us to more fully be ourselves and to contribute our unique gifts.