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My Scope of Practice - Who Can I Help?

I am a transformational coach, not a therapist.

I am a transformational coach with training through Martha Beck Institute's life coach training and Somatic Experiencing (a trauma resolution technique) training. I specialize in helping clients achieve their goals through the use of coaching tools and SE. I do not accept health insurance.

Who can I help?

I work with people who, in the SE community, we describe as experiencing symptoms of shock trauma (an isolated incident or several isolated incidents). This is differentiated from people who suffer from complex trauma (sexual abuse, developmental trauma, war veterans, etc). There are many qualified therapists who can help with complex trauma, and they can be found in SEI's directory of practitioners. SE has been shown to be highly effective for veterans with PTSD.

I specialize in working with adventurers and other athletes who are exposed to traumatic incidents. With all the technical jargon, gear, and skills that might surround the description of any given incident, I offer familiarity with and understanding of this world. In our sessions, consider yourself safe from the well meaning, "That's crazy and dangerous stuff anyway - why don't you just stop doing it?"  

Horseback riders regularly find themselves on the ground when they aren't expecting it or suffering other injuries at the hooves of these (mostly) delightful 1,000 pound beasts. Anyone who pursues any sort of adventure sport such as mountain biking, climbing, whitewater boating, skiing, dirt biking, trekking, mountaineering, etc, will inevitably find themselves in situations that can be traumatizing. The effects of these incidents can keep them from continuing to pursue something they are passionate in, impact their livelihoods, as well as accomplishing day to day tasks.

As my client load allows, I also work outside this category with people who have experienced more common traumatic incidents. For example: car accidents, falls and other injuries, surgery, drownings, inescapable attack, etc. Please do reach out and if I am unable to help, I am happy to make a referral.

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