Treatment Theories and Practice

Treatment Theories and Practice

Clinical Modalities

  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Acupuncture Detoxification Protocol
  • Physiological/Somatic
  • Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH)
  • Individuals/Groups
  • Curriculum: Seeking Safety/Lisa Najavits, PhD
  • Curriculum: Helping Men Recover/Dan Griffin, MA


Focus of Clinical Work

  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Domestic Abuse/Family Violence
  • Male Survivors of Childhood Domestic Violence
  • Heterosexual Ally
  • Separation/Co-Parenting
  • Practical Spirituality
  • Men’s Issues
  • Grief/Loss



Office-Based, Trauma-Informed Interventions for



These are all modalities which I make available to my clients in the course of psychotherapy sessions and in particular for the treatment of trauma.  Many of these techniques can be taught within the context of a counseling session for the immediate relief from Sympathetic Nervous System dominance (Flight, Flight and Freeze),  for the return of executive functioning to the frontal lobes and for the activation of the Parasympathetic Nervous System (Rest and Digest).  Once experienced in session, many of these techniques are then available to the client, in their personal ‘tool-box’, any time, day or night for continuous affect regulation.


  • Peripheral Vision Scanning
  • Postural Grounding
  • Pelvic Floor 4-Point Release
  • Diaphragmatic Breathing
  • 4×4 Breathing
  • Chi Kung/Ocean Breathing
  • Body-fulness Practice
  • The Relaxation Response
  • Drumming
  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga
  • Acupressure
  • Tapping/Trauma Relief Thought Field Therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Acu-Detox – 5-Point Auricular Acupuncture
  • Biofeedback for the development of increased heart rate variability
  • Reiki Hands-on Healing
  • Creative Visualization