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Dr. Kaycee Beglau
I am a licensed, clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and dissociative disorders. Much of my work is focused on helping adults and adolescents face the challenges of trauma and the emotional, behavioral, and relational struggles they continue to endure. I understand that trauma takes many forms and has many effects. Thus, my clients include persons living with a variety of difficulties, including PTSD, dissociation, depression, anxiety, self-injurious behaviors, and painful feelings of grief and loss.
My work is integrative, which means I collaborate with each person to co-create the most effective approach to therapy depending on preferences, needs, values, and goals. I draw from a variety of therapeutic techniques, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic, and Relational Psychotherapy/Psychoanalysis. My therapeutic style and approach generally focuses on helping people improve their lives and relationships in the here and now by understanding the effects of their earlier life experiences on their current functioning and providing a safe, warm, and accepting environment for healing and growth
Dr. Andrea Falzone
I love being a therapist and helping individuals develop a deeper understanding of, and connection to, themselves and others. I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship based on acceptance, trust, collaboration, and empathic understanding, where individuals feel safe, heard, valued and empowered to heal and to make the positive changes for which they desire. My theoretical orientation is integrative. I utilize relational, cognitive, behavioral, and emotion-focused interventions that are multi-culturally sensitive in an integrative fashion to address each person's unique concerns. I value understanding clients’ past experiences, particularly related to relationships with family, friends, and important others, as these experiences often shape present relationships and struggles. When working with children and adolescents, I incorporate age and developmentally-sensitive interventions, including skill-building to further develop healthy coping strategies and the use of play, art, music, and movement as alternative mediums for self-expression.
I offer treatment for a variety of concerns, including stress, anxiety, depression, identity and adjustment concerns, and relationship issues. I specialize in treating survivors of interpersonal trauma and have extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced sexual assault, intimate partner violence, harassment, stalking and various forms of childhood maltreatment, including psychological, physical, and sexual abuse.
Over the past 15 years, I have conducted therapy and assessment in a variety of settings (college counseling, residential treatment, community mental health, crisis mobile response, schools) across the continuum of age and functioning. I also have specialized training and experience in therapy modalities to treat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), including Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Prolonged Exposure (PE).
Katie Fries, LCSW
I believe that healing occurs within healthy, supportive relationships--with ourselves and others. I value therapy because I see it as a place where we are invited to be our whole selves and to explore beliefs about ourselves that may no longer be true in order to live a more mindful, spontaneous, fulfilled life.
I am a licensed social worker specializing in treating children, teens, and adults who have experienced traumatic events and attachment disruptions. I hold a deep understanding and appreciation for the ways in which a parent’s own childhood abuse and neglect can create difficulty feeling connected to one’s child, and I enjoy helping parents find compassion for themselves, which often leads to a deeper authentic connection to their child. I especially enjoy supporting foster and adoptive parents and their children to create meaningful, healing relationships. I utilize a variety of play therapy techniques to support children in expressing themselves in the ways most natural to them. Some of my approaches include, sand tray therapy, Theraplay, Attachment-Based Family Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Gestalt Therapy.
Rebecca Clarke, LCSW
I feel it is an honor and privilege to serve as a therapist and I believe that every person deserves a supportive space to reflect and to process without judgement. I utilize an integrative model of treatment, tailoring treatment to individual needs and preferences. This often entails exploring the past and enhancing self- awareness, while building coping strategies and setting goals in the present. I strive to create a partnership with clients and I work to create a safe, warm, nurturing and empathic space, from within great change is possible!
I specialize in working with clients with a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or who are experiencing difficulty coping with a past or recent traumatic experience. I am experienced in working with adult survivors of sexual, physical and emotional abuse. I help clients to understand the coherence, or adaptive nature of symptoms. Symptoms are a product of our attempts to survive through traumatic or very stressful circumstances, and when we can link those symptoms or behaviors to the past, or make sense of them, this often removes shame or guilt and helps to shape meaningful change.
I also work with clients who are experiencing issues such as low self esteem, anxiety, depression, identity issues, adjustment to life changes or health issues, grief and loss, relationship issues, difficulty regulating emotions, and with clients who have experienced a traumatic loss, including loss of a loved one to suicide. I treat adults, adolescents and couples.
I have worked as a therapist in many different settings- within the USA, Australia and the United Kingdom, including inpatient and emergency psychiatry, community health clinics, disability and specialist employment consultation and outpatient psychotherapy settings. I draw from EMDR, Strengths Based and Solution Focused Therapy, Coherence Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy and Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy in my practice. I value the importance of both brain science and evidence based practice, and of a very strong therapeutic bond.
Dr. Shoshana Twersky, LPC
I have thirteen years of experience working in various mental health settings, providing individual, couples, and family psychotherapy, and extensive training facilitating crisis intervention. I am passionate about positively impacting peoples’ mental health and wellbeing, using evidence-based treatment approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and other therapeutic modalities. My goal is to build a therapeutic alliance with you, to provide a solid foundation for our work together. I have experience providing counseling to a diversity of clients dealing with a variety of issues including anxiety and depressive disorders, substance abuse issues, trauma, psychological issues pertaining to infertility, and every-day life concerns. I have a strong background in treating addictive disorders, and I believe it is vital to respect the power of addiction, yet also to collaboratively create a therapy plan that works best for the individual, including a balanced approach to treatment that includes harm-reduction techniques when appropriate. I am also particularly interested in working with trauma and loss.
A clinical diagnosis is not as important as our being able to understand your individual circumstances, and to learn techniques you can use to help reduce the intensity or even alleviate symptoms. At times, life can be challenging for many reasons including health, personal relationships, professional pursuits, etc. Our sessions can offer a safe space in which to bring greater awareness and compassion for yourself and others during these times, and equip you with new coping tools to improve your quality of life and happiness.
Alisa Stamps, MSS, LSW
Often, people find themselves at a crossroads in their lives and are in need of an unbiased person to help them walk through and move forward. I envision the therapeutic relationship to be that place of authenticity, spontaneity, and of course, healing. Together, you and I will work to create your journey of self-discovery so that your true self can once again emerge and continue to walk down the road toward change.
I am a licensed social worker and specialize in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with eating disorders, complex trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, women’s issues, and mood and personality disorders. I am also interested in helping family members who have a loved one who is struggling with addiction.
I use the therapeutic modality of Gestalt, which is experimental, existential, and experiential. What I love about Gestalt is that it deals with the Here and Now and can bring tremendous Awareness to those seeking help. I also concentrate on embodiment and the somatic aspects of mental health. I remain curious about how thoughts and feelings manifest in the body and am always searching for creative ways to connect the body and mind--be it through movement, utilizing vocal or acting techniques, or just sitting still with self.
Dr. Daniel Ruckdeschel
I believe that the legacy of complex trauma can interfere with one's ability to access connections with others; connections that are essential to healing. Our experiences up until this point do not have to dictate our future experiences. With over 15 years of professional practice, in addressing these distressing symptoms, I have helped many people like yourself, understand the complex dynamics that underlie these adverse experiences. I strongly believe that psychotherapy is a collaborative process, and that together, in a safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere, I can help you better connect to yourself and others, enabling you to live your life to the fullest.
I have an extensive background in the assessment and treatment of complex trauma/PTSD, disorganized attachment, and the management of traumatic- stress response. I am trained in EMDR therapy and have found its implementation to be greatly beneficial to many of my patients processing trauma in their lives. Other populations I have significant therapeutic experience with are students, individuals with chronic illnesses; individuals with a history of abuse and sexual trauma; individuals who have substance use disorders; LGBTQIA; HIV+; and pregnant/post-partum women. I believe that the clinical work I do, especially in walking alongside individuals healing from trauma, is a great privilege, and a responsibility I take seriously. I try to approach each of my patients, and each of my sessions, with genuine presence, warmth and compassion. Together, I believe we can work towards restoring or establishing a sense of safety and connection to your life and the people in it.