Most persistent and painful problems result from traumatic experiences, such as emotional or physical neglect or abuse. They can also be caused by having parents with drug and alcohol problems or mental illness. The earlier these distressing events occur, the more pain and struggle they tend to bring in later life. You can end up feeling stuck in emotions, thoughts, or behaviors that you cannot change despite your best efforts.
Emotional or psychological problems resulting from troubling experiences occurring early in life have an accompanying biological reaction in your body’s nervous system. These reactions cause your body and mind to become out of balance, making it difficult to cope in life.
The good news is there is hope...
Over the past few decades, the field of neuroscience has taught us a great deal about how the brain and body react to stressful and traumatic experiences. Further, there are now many science-backed therapy approaches that help overcome the problems caused by these distressing experiences.
Improvements in therapy occur when people are committed to healing themselves with the help of a skilled therapist who provides a relational container to help clients heal. For this reason, I place a great deal of emphasis on building a solid, trusting, and caring relationship with you.
I’m warm, empathic, and nonjudgmental. With my input, you’ll decide what you wish to work on in therapy and the goals you want to achieve. I’ll always accept you for who you are and will respect your decisions.
Because most past disappointments, hurts, and traumas occurred within your early relationships with caregivers, it’s essential that my relationship with you is a healing one.
Like EMDR, TRM and CRM are therapy approaches based on the latest neuroscience about how stressful and traumatic experiences affect your brain and body.
TRM and CRM help to increase your awareness of sensations in the body when under stress. They provide tools to help calm your nervous system, bringing your mind and body back into balance. These tools also help to build resilience to better deal with stressful events in the future.
EMDR is one of the best therapy approaches for resolving troublesome symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and painful relationship patterns. It’s a well-researched method used by therapists all over the world. It’s endorsed by several national and international organizations, including The American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization, and the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Attachment-focused EMDR is a modified version of EMDR. It concentrates on healing issues that are the result of unhealthy attachments with early caregivers in your life. These attachment ruptures can cause feelings of deep unworthiness, stress, and unhappiness in many areas of life. Such problems can be challenging to overcome without support from a therapist.
An attachment-based focus helps you develop a greater sense of self-worth and self-confidence, so you feel safer and more secure in the world. You'll then feel more fulfilled in life and have more rewarding relationships.
Narrative therapy holds that the stories you create about what happens to you influence how you feel about the world and yourself.
With this approach, I first help you understand the meaning you have attributed to events that have occurred in your life. We then explore how the narratives you created about these situations impact your self-worth, abilities, and relationships. Finally, I help you create alternate, more positive stories to guide you in the present and future.
Whatever struggles or pain you’re experiencing, my compassion, skills, and therapy methods are bound to help. All that is needed is a willingness to enter therapy with a desire to have a better life.
Beatrice Schreiber Therapy
Beatrice Schreiber, LMFT - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #124963
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