SANDY R. GARTIN MA, MFT
Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples, Families, Groups
The following therapies are available:
Individual Adult Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapy
The following therapy techniques are available:
Trauma Resourcing Model
Talk Therapy (Tele-therapy or Phone)
A variety of modalities from therapies, such as Psychodynamic, EMDR, Somatic Experience, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioral, and Trauma Resourcing Model are used in order to fit the unique needs of each individual client. Sessions range from one, two or three times a week, depending upon each clients’ needs.
MARRIAGE, FAMILY AND COUPLES THERAPY
In order to begin to heal a fractured relationship, we have to change old behavior and thinking patterns and replace them with healthy ones that benefit each partner and the relationship itself. The inability to communicate successfully so that each partner understands the other is essential for a relationship to grow. Awareness of how you communicate offers insights into misinterpretations that lead to conflicts.
Having been a producer in the entertainment industry, I learned that many of the stresses which occur in this industry occur in most…be it a company, organization or partnership. Many issues can be resolved through mature and healthy communication while learning to appropriately stand up for oneself without fear.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy that focuses on the emotions that were experienced early in life due to traumatic events, big or small., and have been stored in the unconscious. EMDR aims to desensitize, relieve and resolve unconscious memories associated with these emotions that interfere with one’s relationships, feelings about oneself and quality of life. For more information on EMDR, please refer to www.EMDR.com or www.EMDRIA.org.
As a certified and approved EMDRIA Consultant, I provide this service to EMDR Practitioners working towards their own certification or those wanting consultation in general.
TRAUMA RESOURCING MODEL
TRM helps clients understand the biology of traumatic stress reactions and learn specific skills to return the body, mind, and spirit back to balance. It is a somatic approach for regulating and integrating chronic distress from traumatic events, big and small, that derails the ability to live life resiliently.
This is a fairly simple technique used as a precursor to standard EMDR. Memory-related distresses are either reduced or eliminated completely with memory reconsolidation. When the memory of a distressing event is retrieved and activated, corrective information is introduced repeatedly. The brain quickly processes the new information unconsciously and a distressing event is corrected with an entirely different perspective of the event resulting. Consequently, the previous behaviors or thoughts affected by the event no longer remain.
Meditation has been generally accepted today in the medical world as a means of alleviating stress, lowering blood pressure, heart rate, anxiety levels and as a means towards general well-being. Furthermore, it’s a means of learning to control one’s thoughts instead of allowing those thoughts to be in control.
Tele-therapy sessions (via Zoom) and phone sessions are offered for clients in California and New York, as well as in Canada and Europe.