We have a deep respect for the individual needs and goals of each and every client.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Certified in EMDR Therapy
Approved Colsultant EMDR Therapy
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Our wonderful and amazing office manager
Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, mental health counseling while incorporating a variety of modalities including biofeedback and neurofeedback. We treat a number of psychological disorders, and provide a tranquil space for individuals and families,
Neurofeedback is a process of direct training of brain activity where the brain learns to function more efficiently. Individuals observe their brain in action in real time. The brain is rewarded for changing its own activity to more functional patterns. It is a gradual learning process that can help with anxiety, depression, attention deficits, behavior problems, sleep disorders, headaches / migraines, and more.
Biofeedback is a two part process. First, individuals gain awareness of their physiological functioning by seeing it displayed to them in real time. Examples include: heat rate, muscle tension, skin temperature and skin conductance. Second, they learn to regulate their own unconscious bodily processes, and as a result, gain better control of their stress responses. It can help with: stress reduction, chronic pain, anxiety, high blood pressure, ADHD, Raynaud's disease, peak performance, migraines, gastrointestinal problems, unconscious teeth grinding, and more.
Lesa is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and provides group consultation for those who are looking to fulfill their consultation hours for the basic training or becoming certified in EMDR Therapy. We currently meet 1 time per month on a Friday. Please contact us if you wish to join &/or seek additional information.
In addition to providing group consultation, Lesa also provides individual hours. The available hours vary. Please contact us to inquire about scheduling or any other questions that you may have.
We are a Pierce County Approved Provider for the the Impact on Children seminar. The aim of this 4-hour seminar is to provide information concerning the impact family restructuring has on children as well as how to minimize it. We generally offer it two times per month. Click on the Parenting Seminar tab for exact dates and additional information.
Completed BCIA-Accredited Neurofeedback Certification Didactic training through Stens Corp on June 27, 2015 in Anaheim, CA
Completed Infra Slow Fluctuation (ISF) Neurofeedback training (28-hours) from Mark Smith 2/24/17-2/26/17 in Cape Canaveral, FL
Completed BCIA-Accredited Biofeedback Certification Didactic training through Bastyr University on August 21, 2016 in Seattle, WA
EMDR Basic Training (completion of part 1, part 2 & consultation hours) November, 2008
EMDRIA Certified Therapist, March, 2011-Present
EMDRIA Approved Consultant, December, 2017-Present