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I have been working for over 40 years with children and adults with history of Trauma. As a counselor in residential treatment facilities, as a supervisor, and doing individual and family therapy. Clients have included child victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, and community violence.  and domestic violence.

My work with trauma includes a profound awareness of the pain and loss that results from trauma, and a willingness to hold that pain and connect with the person in pain. My work with trauma combines the techniques of sensory-motor psychotherapy as developed by Pat Ogden and others, and documented well in Sensorymotor Psychotherapy by Pat Ogden, Kekuni Minton, and Clare Pain.

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Often trauma can lead to secondary anxiety, depression, phobias, substance abuse, and various strategies to avoid situations or thoughts that may remind a person of the trauma. In these cases I may also utilize techniques from the work of Milton Erickson, Haley, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to address these issues.

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