Treatment Specialized for Women 

Treatment at Inspiring Radiance, LLC is specialized for women. That can include couples counseling once the individuals are strengthened individually. It can also include family counseling to increase support for women on their healing journey.

I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches in my practice.  The needs and goals of the client determine the approach that is best suited for them. Therapy is a collaborative process 

between client and therapist. I value the feedback and opinion of a client. These are the most common therapeutic approaches that I utilize in treatment.     

The S.H.I.N.E. Model created specifically to address the individual needs of women. Unlike any other model that exists today this model takes into account everything a woman has been through creating a very personalized approach to healing.  No two healing journeys are alike so personalization is critical for success. The S.H.I.N.E Model  helps women identify the areas they are struggling in and teaches them how to self-love and self-care based on their own specific needs. It teaches them how to honor themselves. It inspires them to reach their full potential. It teaches them how to nurture themselves and embrace their insecurities.  

We also provide S.H.I.N.E. Sessions geared toward professional women. S.H.I.N.E. Sessions help professional women reach success in all areas of life, including work & love.

S.H.I.N.E Model 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is an integrative therapeutic approach that was developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro. EMDR is research-supported and is an approach that was designed to treat the symptoms of post-traumatic stress and trauma. It can be used to address many other issues as well. This approach follows specific phases where the practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, to help the client process unresolved traumatic memories. This allows clients to experience relief as the memories are reprocessed in an adaptive framework and become less disruptive for the client. This approach requires specialized training.

Listen as  Janet Garcia describes what to expect in EMDR treatment.

Energy Psychology is based on the principle of using the mind to tune into, and connect to the problem. Then the energy system is treated to clear it completely. This approach utilizes stimulation to the meridian points while exposing a client to memory or things that produce anxiety or negative emotions. Pairing stimulation to the meridian points and exposure helps reduce hyperarousal in the amygdala. Then allowing individuals to function from a less hyper aroused state even when triggered outside of therapy.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) commonly known as "tapping" is a meridian based therapy with a wide range of applications. It help connects mind, body & emotions via the body’s energy system. Tapping works by quickly stopping the fight-or-flight response in the amygdala, lowering cortisol levels. It allows the mind and body to clear out negative energetic blocks with the ability to respond from a calmer state. It is quick, easy to learn, and convenient. It often has fast results and works well in conjunction with other therapies.  

Holistic psychotherapy is a therapy approach grounded in a person’s own capacities with an emphasis on the relationship between mind, body, and spirit. This approach works on understanding and addressing issues in one area that have also lead to concerns in other areas. Individuals become better attuned to their whole self which can encourage greater self-acceptance.

Humanistic is a therapy approach that is based on the principle that people are inherently good. This approach focuses on the individual needs that drive a person. The individual would then be guided toward identifying their personal purpose. This process can be very healing for the individual.

Mindfulness Based Approaches are designed to intentionally guide an individual’s attention away from upsetting thoughts to instead focus on the present moment. The most common type of approach is mindfulness mediation. With practice individuals learn to integrate mindfulness into their daily life and are able to regulate themselves even in what may have previously been an overwhelming experience.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is established

on the belief that a person’s perception of events determines how he or she will feel and act. For example,

if a person holds a negative belief they will focus only on

the negative things that they believe may happen thus shutting out or entirely avoiding thoughts or actions that may contradict that negative belief system. Then when nothing appears to go right, the negative belief system

may be strengthened. Cognitive behavioral therapists

focus on cognitive restructuring, which simply means adjusting thoughts so that emotions and behavior can

be directly influenced. Common techniques used are journaling, challenging beliefs, mindfulness, relaxation,

and exercises that help a person become aware of their emotional and behavioral patterns. 

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Anger Management is a form of treatment where the individual learns how to recognize triggers/stressors. The roots of where the anger is coming from will be explored. The individual then learns various relaxation and coping skills so that they can remain calm and handle stressful situations in a positive healthier way.