Lifestream Integrative Healing Center provides therapeutic services to address the following issues:
- PTSD and other trauma-related disorders
- Relationship Issues
- Attachment injury and early developmental trauma
- Addiction and Recovery
- Eating Disorders
- Issues/concerns related to gender identity
- LGBTQ+ related issues
- Social/cultural trauma
- Parenting Support
- Stress Management
**LIHC also offers therapeutic services in Spanish for Spanish-speaking only and bilingual individuals.
We offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client's individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.
Trauma Resolution Therapies:
In our experience, traditional talk therapy is important but not sufficient for working through trauma. Brain research suggests that trauma is stored in parts of the brain that cannot be accessed verbally. Therefore, it is true that some traumatic experiences have not been "speakable". We believe that the body bears the burden of trauma and that therapy must help the body tell it's story. In our work, we use Somatic Experiencing, EMDR and/or Internal Family Systems to gently unlock old trauma so that it can be reprocessed and find it's rightful place in the past.
SOMATIC EXPERIENCING (SE):
Somatic Experiencing is a body-centered approach to trauma that is based on the research and clinical work of Dr. Peter Levine. Somatic Experiencing assumes that all individuals have the innate ability to heal from overwhelming events when the right conditions are created. Somatic Experiencing restores physiological and emotional balance and helps individuals feel more alive, balanced and whole. This work is experiential and is most useful with those who have difficulty regulating their emotions, are unable to feel calm and relaxed and need more effective ways to manage stress. Somatic experiencing helps individuals resolve difficult experiences from the past that are affecting their ability to live life more fully in the present.
EYE MOVEMENT DESENTIZATION REPROCESSING (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapeutic treatment that was originally developed by Francine Shapiro to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. EMDR posits that EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic material through the use of bilateral stimulation to bring it to an adaptive resolution. After successful treatment with EMDR therapy, emotional distress is reduced, negative trauma-related beliefs are transformed to more adaptive beliefs, and physiological arousal is decreased.
INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS (IFS)
Internal Family Systems is therapeutic model that views psychological symptoms as strategies for self-preservation. Internal Family Systems allows individuals to explore feelings and old behavior patterns with compassion and to tend to vulnerable parts of themselves that have often been neglected and overlooked. This work is also experiential and can lead to deep healing and resolution of long-standing adaptive behavior patterns.