Attachment Based EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing [EMDR] is a client-centered modality that emphasizes a reparative and integrated therapeutic relationship. It incorporates bilateral stimulation of the brain through the use of vibrating sensors, sound, or light to track visually while processing and releasing trauma and/or symptoms and blocks in one’s life. EMDR has been extensively researched and is a successful evidence-based practice effective for issues including but not limited to PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, Low Self Esteem, Creative and Emotional Blocks, and Relationship Difficulties. The technique frees people from disturbing images, body sensations, debilitating emotions, and restrictive beliefs. This healing modality tends to be more rapid than traditional therapy and often invokes an experience of joy, openness, and deep connection to self and others.

Hakomi

The Hakomi method draws from the core concepts of mind-body integration, gentleness, nonviolence, compassion, and mindfulness rooted in Buddhism and Taoism. Clients are supported with tuning into the subtle sensations of the body and watching as stories, images, sensations, and information emerges from the subconscious and conscious mind. This non-linear reveal supports not only a deeper understanding of the complex presenting issues, but also fosters a change of core self-limiting beliefs by releasing the discord from the nervous system and muscle memory.

Somatic Trauma Work

This approach supports the nervous system, and full body, with coming back to center when triggered by deregulating experiences that create suffering. Through tracking and a series of movements clients are supported with managing symptoms of arousal and/or dissociation (getting worked up or spacing out/falling asleep), stopping flashbacks (bodily or images), developing resources and techniques for grounding and soothing, cultivating mindfulness, and rediscovering strengths. The ultimate goal of trauma treatment is to reduce or eliminate symptoms and enhance resilience.

AEDP

Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy integrates Neuroscience, Attachment Theory, Emotion Theory, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychotherapy. An essential aspect of this modality pertains to the importance of undoing aloneness through the therapeutic connection and through in-depth processing of emotional and relational experiences. AEDP supports the client with building on strengths, fostering new healing experiences, and developing resources, resilience, and a renewed excitement toward life.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy is insight-oriented, depth therapy that focuses on how subconscious behavior manifests in your present life. Through fostering self-awareness and an authentic understanding of the past’s influence on the present, unresolved conflicts and symptoms are able to truly heal. This shift lends way to a transformation in the choices you make, the way you feel about your present life, and what you are able to manifest in the here and now.

Transpersonal Psychotherapy

Transpersonal Psychotherapy incorporates the experiences of the individual with the wider aspects of humankind, life, and the psyche. This interconnected approach explores the relevance between the whole self: the body, mind and spirit with unconditional acceptance, compassion and regard.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Based on the principles of non-judgement and compassion, Mindfulness Practice supports the ability to see patterns of the mind more clearly and learn how to recognize when moods and sensations in the body shift and negative patterns emerge. By doing so, it promotes competency in shifting self-limiting beliefs and patterns, grounding in the present moment, and obtaining resilience for future triggers. This practice supports the capacity to open authentically to even painful emotions and watch them come and go without battling them. When discord can be held with awareness and tenderheartedness, an opportunity to see from a different perspective eclectically emerges.

Emotional Freedom Technique

EFT draws on various theories in Psychology and alternative medicine including Neuro-Linguistic Programing, Energy Medicine, Thought Field Therapy, and Acupuncture. Through the combination of tapping various meridian points and voicing positive affirmations, emotional blocks clear from the body’s bioenergetics system and support the restoration of body mind balance. Emotional Freedom Technique can be very supportive for clearing issues related, but not limited, to: negative emotions, addictions, pain, phobias, trauma, and emotional blocks.

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Sara Nicoletti, LMFT lic. #44509

1009 Solano Ave, Suite B,

Albany, CA 94706

saranicolettimft@gmail.com

(510) 468-9344

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