CranioSacral Therapy is a light touch, gentle therapy performed on a heated table with the client fully clothed. It can help reduce tensions deep in the body to alleviate pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.
Applying delicate manual techniques, we invite the body to use its own inner wisdom to effect healing and restoration. This treatment can be very relaxing for those with anxiety, chronic pain and touch sensitivities.
Somato Emotional Release is a technique which allows clients to access emotional energy that may be causing physical dysfunction due to trauma, surgery or chronic pain.
CranioSacral Therapy has been shown to be very helpful for people who suffer with migraines and chronic back/neck pain, stress and tension related disorders, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, ADD/ADHD, PTSD, and in conjunction with psychotherapy for addiction recovery.
I'm a masters level counselor with a wide range of lived experiences who offers a mature, calm and compassionate style of counseling to those who are struggling with life's challenges. I'm located at the Counseling and Consulting Center in Warwick, RI, and also in my private office in Pawcatuck, CT. In both locations I provide a safe and nurturing environment for individuals, couples and families to work through problems. I hold both Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Master of Teaching degrees. I'm certified to teach 7-12 social studies in CT, a licensed massage therapist in CT, and a certified amputee peer visitor.
My integrated counseling style is primarily solution focused and heavily influenced by acceptance and commitment principles. It is grounded in the belief that individuals may already have the skills to create change in their lives, they just need help recognizing and applying them.
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According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50.2 million people or 20% of adults in the US live with chronic pain. Chronic pain affects our mental health and our mental health affects our physical body. The two are intertwined and are best treated through an integrated approach. After an extensive history is taken, the client and clinician will cooperatively set goals for treatment and assess those goals on a regular basis. The primary focus will always be to assist the client in finding long-term solutions to managing chronic pain or physical challenges with minimal pharmaceutical dependency.
A typical session may include manual techniques informed by traditional massage therapy, thai massage, craniosacral therapy, eastern medicine, or biofeedback. In addition, the clinician may employ solution-focused psychotherapy approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, or neurofeedback.
The lymphatic system is a complex system of vessels and nodes working in cooperation to drain stagnant body fluids, filter toxins and waste, regenerate tissues, and maintain a healthy immune system.
Unlike the circulatory system which uses the pumping of the heart to circulate fluids, lymph vessels rely on hundreds of tiny muscular units called lymphangions to contract throughout the body to propel fluid and transport metabolic waste.
When the lymph system stagnates, fluids, proteins and toxins accumulate, compromising the cellular functioning and opening the door to many physical ailments.
LDT is a hands-on therapy designed to attain and sustain proper functioning of the human fluid system. The process involves the use of very gentle manual maneuvers to stimulate the recirculation of bodily fluids.
This therapy has been shown to help reduce edema - especially after major surgeries, relieve subacute inflammation, relieve pain and swelling in fibrous or cystic breast tissue, stimulate the immune system, regenerate smooth tissue from burns and surgical scarring, and improve joint mobilization.
Home, hospital and hospice visits for easing the physical and pychological effects of end of life transitioning, coaching for families, and palliative care.
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