Licensed Professional Counselor

Anna Beckham

CLINICAL FOCUS

EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING

EMDR is an evidence-based approach for children, adolescents, and adults that supports healing in physical sensations, cognitive distortions, and the belief system. When our bodies and brains haven't naturally digested and healed from adverse experiences, it can look and feel as if the past clings onto our present moment and future goals. We all have an inherent systematic process that encourages healing and the EMDR approach connects with that inner intelligence, facilitating movement toward healing. Length of time depends on the needs of each person. See "Resources" tab for informative articles and a list of studies with the effect of EMDR on emotional arousal, imagery vividness, attentional flexibility, retrieval, distancing and memory association. 

TRAUMA FOCUSED - COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

TF-CBT is an evidence based treatment modality intended for children and adolescents who experience adverse experiences. This is intended to be completed in roughly 18-24 weekly sessions. Sessions are caregiver/family focused, structured, and skills based. See "Resources" tab for a list of studies discussing the use of TF-CBT on developmental trauma. 
 

INTEGRATIVE

 

Depending on the unique needs of each person, I often will include aspects from each therapeutic modality listed below: 


Person Centered Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (Informed)
Solution Focused
Motivational Interviewing
Narrative 
Family Systems

INFORMATIVE READING