Most of us avoid our unresolved wounds and often end up in a vicious cycle of disruption that never seems to end.  I can help you work through your difficulties and help get you back to living your life more fully.

 

Unresolved adverse life events create significant problems for adults in the form of chronic feelings of emptiness, not feeling valued, not belonging, not feeling "good enough," feeling inadequate in social situations, lack of trust in self and others, trusting others too much, fear of abandonment and rejection, isolation, anxiety, depression and avoidance.  Adverse life events develop throughout our lifetimes and with support we can overcome most events with minimal consequences.

 

However, many people did/do not have the needed support to work through these events; or the events are/were so overwhelming that many people are unable to function from the resulting anxiety, depression or "triggers."  These condidtions can occur as a result of a child or adult being chronically ill; chronic parental illness, absence or death; early childhood medical surgeries; chronic unstable childhood environment; necglect; sexual, and/or physical abuse, and many other circumstances.

 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with nearly three decades of experience in treating depression, anxiety, single and complex post traumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, grief/loss and relationship issues.  I primarily use Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) in conjunction with Early Trauma Processing, Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS), Ego State Therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  I am an EMDRIA certified and approved consultant.

Shelly Foster