• BIRRT is a technique designed to decrease or eliminate the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  The original IRRT (Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy) was created by Mervin Smucker, Ph.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin.  I have reduced the process to its essentials[...]

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    We practice play therapy for children, adolescents, and even adults, as an opportunity for them to heal themselves. By offering a safe space to express their free choice, they are empowered to make decisions, direct the play, and take responsibility for their choices. The available toys give them [...]

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    Life is a process of constant change. Sometimes, major life transitions can throw us out of balance to the point where we lose access to some important aspects of our experience, we lose our sense of grounding and routines, or we disrupt our connections to others.  Very brief, highly targeted [...]

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    Divorce will bring up many required changes in your routine in regard to legal, parental, financial, emotional, and practical aspects. Separation and divorce can be extremely emotional and challenging for all parties. Equilibrium may take several years to achieve after marriage dissolution, [...]

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    Depression is an extreme mood disorder that lasts over two weeks and in some cases, years. This can be onset by the birth of a child, transition into the winter months, or in combination with psychosis or bipolar disorder. It may cause intense symptoms that affect thinking, processing emotions, and [...]

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    Anger is the natural and healthy fight-or-flight response to a perceived threat or harm. It usual to feel anger if you’ve been wronged or mistreated. It can be overwhelming to feel as if you’re at the mercy of this unpredictable emotion. Feeling anger often, feeling angry to an extreme degree, [...]

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    Anxiety is the body and mind’s natural reaction to unfamiliar, stressful, or dangerous situations. Before a significant event, a healthy level of uneasiness or dread can help you remain aware and alert. Brain chemistry, personality, genetics, and conditioning can all affect the way you react to [...]

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    Addiction is a physical and psychological craving and inability to refrain from certain chemicals, drugs, activities, or substances, despite detrimental consequences. Tolerance to the chemical, drug, or behavior increases as your body adapts to its presence. The Latin root of the word is to be [...]

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