I am a systemic family therapist and an integrative psychotherapist with over 20 years experience. I have a full time private practice in east London (zone 1 & 2). I work with adolescents and adult individuals as well as couples & families providing short & long term therapy.
I’m a licensed psychologist in private practice in Northampton, Massachusetts. I’ve been practicing as a psychotherapist for 25+ years. I work with adults in individual therapy. My specialties include trauma, unhelpful intergenerational legacies, relationships, overwhelming life demands, transitions & adjustments, loss and grief, college mental health, midlife issues, low self-confidence/esteem, & issues of diversity (e.g., gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity). My approaches include Comprehensive Resource Model, Mindfulness, Relational, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and, when applicable, multicultural perspectives in above specialities. My commitment is to the healing, empowerment, and growth of the human spirit.
Since 2003 I have been counselling in diverse settings such as hospice care, schools, colleges, charities working with abuse and trauma, and in the Mental Health Services of the NHS and the British Army, as well as private practice.
I believe that when life confronts us with emotional pain and difficulties it is important that we don’t have to carry these burdens or struggle on our own.
A trusting relationship with the therapist or counsellor is key to receiving effective help. I therefore seek to provide a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental and supportive space in which hope can grow and we can explore positive ways forward.
It can be daunting to consider reaching out for help, especially when we have managed on our own for – what seems like – forever. Perhaps we think, or are told, that we should be able sort ourselves out, but that’s a lot easier said than done.
The Way I Work
As an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor I draw from a range of approaches, tailoring them to suit your individual needs. You set the pace and direction as we work collaboratively towards your goals.
I am able to work both long and short term and with a more solution-focused outlook.
For me CRM (The Comprehensive Resource Model) is a particularly effective and safe method for working with trauma, both for more recent one-off events as well as long-term, historical relational trauma sometimes experienced in childhood or long-term relationships that may have occurred in an almost un-noticed, accumulative manner, often over many years, leaving behind invisible injuries to self-worth, anxiety disorders and sometimes addictions.
In Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling we seek to connect again with those lost parts of ourselves so that once more our life energy can flow unhindered and we can live a richer fuller life as whole people.
Are you an individual or a couple struggling with depression, anxiety, chronic health issues, or the continuing effects of past trauma?
Are you feeling alone in your relationship or needing help with issues such as lack of intimacy, strained communication, or infidelity?
Are you or your partner a highly sensitive person who frequently feels overwhelmed by sensory input?
Are you seeking deeper meaning in life or support to improve your self-confidence, health, productivity, creativity, or relationship? If so, let’s talk. I can help.
My approach to therapy is holistic and integrates cutting-edge scientific knowledge about the nervous system with intuitive and experiential ways of knowing. In working together, I custom-blend a set of tools that honors your unique needs and helps you feel motivated and supported while making the changes you seek.
My office, serenely nestled among the trees in north-central Austin, is just off Mo-Pac at Anderson Lane/Spicewood Springs. If you would like to find out more, let’s talk. Call to arrange a 30-minute consultation. It’s free and I truly look forward to meeting with you!
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with thirty years experience in the field of mental health. I have an online practice which is open to people from any part of the world. I can also provide face-to-face therapy sessions in Co. Cork.
I graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1992 with an honours degree in Psychology and I completed my professional training in Counselling Psychology in 1996. I hold two specialist trainings in the treatment of trauma – EMDR and the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM). I am trained in the delivery of Mentalization Based Treatment for Personality Disorder and I have completed Mindfulness Teacher Training Level 1 with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice in Bangor University. I have worked for St. Patrick’s (Psychiatric) Hospital in Dublin, Schizophrenia Ireland (Shine), Trinity College Dublin and the Irish Prison Service. I am a chartered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland and a member of the International Early Psychosis Association.
In my therapeutic work with clients, I am mindful of all aspects of the human condition – mind, body and spirit and I bring to this work an attitude of compassion, realism and fierce determination.
The spirit of Felicia’s counseling invites others to move through change with compassion and care, in order to heal from the pain of the past, discover your true self in the present and build on strengths to achieve a fuller and more meaningful future. Felicia uses gentle humor within a relaxed atmosphere to help others transform their lives one step at a time, aware that each step is progress.
Felicia inspires hope and offers nurturing support to those she works with in individual, marital, and family counseling. Felicia earned her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Indiana Wesleyan University, as well as a Masters degree in Education from Kansas State University. Felicia combines her skills as an educator with her counseling to help others learn new ways of living full lives with meaningful relationships. Felicia’s counseling philosophy is to listen to a client’s story with respect and care, to join them on their journey, helping discover solutions to problems, supporting the growth, development and a sense of identity in each individual. Felicia is concerned about the whole person and takes a holistic approach to support each client in discovering their fuller, richer life in body, mind and spirit.
Felicia has a strong background in trauma treatment, anxiety, relationships, sexual abuse, and eating disorders and uses techniques to help clients become aware of how their symptoms affect various aspects of their lives and nurtures their willingness to move past just symptom relief and towards lasting change of behaviors, habits, and thoughts.
CRM combines everything I know to be true about real healing all in one place. I understand the importance of neuroscience and somatic experience in relation to deep, true transformation, and CRM leaves no stone unturned for the purpose of pursuing true inner peace and contentment.
After completing CRM’s Advanced Core Self Training, it’s become clear that this is the correct path for me to pursue professionally. In addition, I have a BA in Psych and BA in Health Physical Education as well as an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psych. Maintaining a personal trainer certification since 2001, I also stay up on current approaches to health and wellness. I have a little fun reporting on a weekly radio show out of Ventura called Girls On the Air, KVTA 1590AM Saturdays at 11! Feel free to learn more about my professional background at http://chakrastrength.com/about/our-founder/ or give me a call 805-628-2686. I offer private sessions in my home or via ZOOM.
Thank you to Lisa Schwarz for doing the work to bring CRM to us all.
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I relocated from New York to North Carolina in 2016 and maintain licensure in both states. In addition to office visits located near the Research Triangle Park in South East Durham I am able to provide distance sessions using the HIPAA compliant, encrypted, video platform ZOOM. The software for this is free to clients. I have had numerous successful CRM sessions with individuals in this manner and it has helped me to provide continuity in the therapy across the miles. Even when traveling I am usually able to provide sessions and keep to the regular schedule with clients. I have also been able to use Zoom to reach out to those in other countries where finding a CRM therapist is difficult.
I was born in Turkey but have spent the majority of my life in the U.S. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Syracuse University and Master of Social Work degree also from Syracuse University.
My experience in the field ranges from work on an adult inpatient psychiatric unit; preventive services for children at risk of foster placement; case-coordination for children in therapeutic foster care; outpatient psychotherapy with adults, youths, children, and couples in two group practice settings; private practice; and, day treatment therapy in a school setting.
My post masters’ training includes, but is not limited to:
EMDR Therapy levels I and II through the EMDR Institute;
Treatment of Dissociative Disorders in Adults and, Treatment of Dissociative Disorders in Children and Adolescents through the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation;
Incorporating EMDR Therapy in treating persons having experienced trauma at pre-verbal stages – withSandra Paulsen, PhD.
Brain Spotting Phases I and II; and, Resource Brainspotting with Attachment and Dissociation – with Lisa Schwarz. (2012)
The Comprehensive Resource Model for the Treatment of Complex Trauma – Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed.
CRM Advanced Training in Core Self – Lisa Schwarz
Certification in Colin Ross’ Trauma Model Therapy
I am provisionally certified in CRM to provide consultation and personal work for therapists who are seeking certification as CRM providers themselves.
Psychotherapy based on the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) is offered by Dr. Werner Kierski. Werner is a highly specialised counsellor and psychotherapist with over 21 years of clinical experience. He is a senior accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), he is on the accredited register of the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) as well as a member of Britain’s leading association for cognitive behaviour therapy and is certified in schema therapy. He is one of but a few therapists in the UK who is extensively trained in Advanced CRM.
Werner has worked in several highly specialist clinics. He is a member of the therapy team at Schoen Clinic Chelsea, which is a leading mental health day-care clinic, where he offers individual and group psychotherapy. Prior to that he has, for eleven years, been a senior member of the therapy team at the Nightingale Hospital. Before this he worked for several other organisations, including the Medical Foundation, now called Freedom from Torture, which is a specialist service supporting people who have survived torture. He has worked in residential addiction treatment, with survivors of childhood abuse and in other service settings. Like all therapists, who want to offer highest service levels, he is in regular supervision with a supervisor who has many years of experience.
In addition to his clinical work Werner has held a number of teaching posts at several leading institutions, including Anglia Ruskin University, the Open University, New School for Psychotherapy and Counselling (NSPC), which is the global leader for training in Existential Therapy and the Minster Centre for Integrative Psychotherapy. He is currently offering academic supervision to doctoral students. Apart from that he has also held the post of editor-in-chief with Contemporary Psychotherapy, a leading international online journal for psychotherapy.
Outside of his activities as a psychotherapist and counsellor he has spent six years working with wolves. This deeply moving work has helped him to understand much better how questions of anxiety, survival, communication with others and resilience are interconnected. He continues to learn about the complex and sophisticated emotional processes that these animals experience.
My practice is exclusively CRM-based and my staff of interns and trainees are taught and supervised in this model. Licensed as an LMFT in 1997, I practiced EMDR almost exclusively until I learned CRM. My earlier specialties were trauma and Reactive Attachment Disorder and the families struggling with their traumatized children. I continue to focus on attachment in couples and families, as well as within the individual as relationship to self. This work ultimately becomes about personal development as the individual discovers who they were always meant to be and begins to live that.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional who finds great joy in assisting people during trying times back into a healthier and happier life. I have a warm and non-judgemental approach that provides an opportunity to adress both short and long term goals, crisis situations, and long-term underlying issues. I help my clients explore their past and how it is showing up in their present. Working with those struggling after trauma led me to become a Comprehensive Resource Model Professional. I am also EMDR Trained (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). My work focuses on major issues including couples and families in crisis, intimacy issues, eating disorders, anxiety and depression, and victims of violent acts to name a few.
I have a passion for working with all ages, races, cultures and orientations. I incorporate guided imagery, art, and play therapy techniques into my sessions. My goal is to help individuals, couples, and families to release their traumas without overwhelming them, to help them find healthier ways of communicating and regain the ability to live with themselves as well as others.
“…be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” ~(NIV) 2 Chronicles 15:7
I am a generally registered psychologist in private practice and assistant trainer with the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) organization. After experiencing the power of this cutting-edge trauma therapy model first-hand, I followed my passion and completed every advanced training available.
My formal qualifications span the mind-body divide due to my lifelong interest in analyzing problems from a multidisciplinary perspective. These include a BSc (Pathology and Laboratory Medicine), GradDip (Psych), BSc (Hons) Psychology, and a Master of Psychology (MPsych). My work experiences are also diverse. For example, I have worked in cancer research, disability support, drug and alcohol services, child protection, and back in the day, a fish market!
During my university studies, I researched the role of attentional bias towards threat in anxiety, and the effects of cognitive bias on clinical decision-making in the euthanasia context. I believe in feedback informed treatment, measuring outcomes, and taking a holistic approach to healing.
I work with a diverse range of adult clients, with specific interest in dissociation, cPTSD, addiction, and other trauma-related issues. In addition to teaching CRM, I am especially passionate about helping therapists clear the effects of vicarious trauma to optimize client and therapist wellbeing.