Emotional Memory Center
I directly and specifically target traumatic or emotional memories that elicit the stress response (i.e.., anger and anxiety). I also address more complex emotions of guilt, shame, and grief, using experiential processes. I view it as my job to impact these unconscious reactions that are not within the client's conscious control.
I love improving people's quality and experience of life. Emotional problems can affect entire family systems for generations, and treatment can make significant and lasting changes. Treating trauma and anxiety can be especially powerful and transformational!
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
First I focus on understanding the person's felt experience and demonstrating that understanding. Then, I present them with a "model of the mind", a way of understanding the role of emotions. I then utilize multilevel communication to affect the way the person automatically thinks, feels, or reacts.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a bachelor's in psychology and master's and PhD in social work. I've been been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and clinical supervisor in Florida since 2007. I was an Associate Professor for 10 years, and I've published a dozen articles and book chapters. I've given key note, grand rounds and numerous other national and international presentations. I am currently an Assistant Professor at the Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University, and I am the founder and operator of the Emotional Memory Center. Over the last five years I completed several hundred hours of direct clinical instruction on trauma resolution therapy, which was the latest piece in making me the transformational therapist I always believed was possible.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
I charge $125 for a two hour session. I do not like to limit sessions to an hour. Clients should expect to notice results after the first session.
How did you get started in this business?
I have been in the mental health field for over 20 years. I was inspired to become a therapist, because of the challenges people within my own family of origin faced. Whether looking to make a relatively minor modification in behavior or to change something that has affected a person for a life time, I find therapy to be an exciting and fulfilling endeavor and is why I started down this path.