The Neuropsycle Approach
Positive priming works to prepare the brain with positive stimuli in order to be more receptive to what follows, the change conditions, which can reduce resistance and influence behavior at a subconscious level.
Scaffolding works to demonstrate success to the brain with incremental steps rather than to flood the brain with new content allowing it to generate reward chemicals, encouraging more growth.
Yielding is a term I use to describe the psychoanalytic process of self-repair, giving way to processing and reframing the past to allow for greater self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Conquering your goals requires challenging your core beliefs, conflicting emotions and addressing cognitive distortions to allow for healthy goal development and incremental life changes to be set in motion through specific CBT strategies.
Healing allows for repair of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system to regulate the bodies emotions and therefore improve physical and emotional health using ones own body movement/exercise, sensory system, nutrition and sleep.
Autism, ADHD, Neurodevelopmental
Medical and Neurological Conditions
Sensory Dysregulation (Under/Over Active)
Eating, Feeding, Food Allergies
Related Sleep and Nutritional Problems
Conflict, Problem Behaviors
Parent/ Child Attachment
The idea to bring the unique areas of my clinical therapy practice and training together with practices not typically integrated with mental health has developed organically in supporting patients and their networks who have "tried it all" and "nothing is working". This is a process that I believe never stops, in that there is always more to learn and integrate so that I have the largest tool box to help improve my patients' symptoms.
Many people I work with experience somatic symptoms related to their primary concern or which may become their primary concern including stomach aches and pains, headaches and migraines, restlessness, excessive movement or talking, insomnia or oversleeping, other sensory complaints and neurological issues. These complex medical issues are often exacerbated by food related issues like undereating, overeating, indulging, night eating, and more. Therefore regulating the physical body while addressing the emotional aspects of therapy are critical to my practice.
While working in the school systems (including running a neurodevelopmental focused school in Marin County CA), I trained and practiced Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy, tested and evaluated patients using a number of data-based assessments. I gained knowledge in the areas of Occupational Therapy (with interest in sensory regulation), Speech and Language (with interest in pragmatic, social cognition and adaptive communication), and Physical Therapy (with interest in movement relative to changing the chemistry of the brain). This led to increased collaboration across disciplines and increased cross-integration.
While working in child and adult trauma services in-homes and in the family and criminal courts, I broadened my scope of trauma-informed-care and became a more vocal advocate and speaker to small and large groups, recognizing the value of an active voice beyond the therapy setting.
Much of my work has focused additionally on a larger systemic impact goal to realign the process for how mental health/ behavioral health programs support patients to a higher quality of care using progressive technical tools for the business and the patients and progressive therapuetic strategies. Advanced research in the areas of nutrition, physiology, neurology, genetics, technology, psychology, social behavior, family dynamics, and ecological frameworks play a large influential role on my practice and my consultation of other mental health practices through Neuropsycle Management, LLC.