Lori Gildersleeve, MS, LP
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Meet Lori Gildersleeve
"We are all more alike than different.”
I am not sure when exactly I heard this or even where it came from, but it is a central belief that helps guide me as a psychotherapist in my twenty-five-year history as a master’s level Licensed Psychologist.
At some point in our life, we will all experience a major blow or loss. For some, this experience will be transient, allowing them to return to sense of stability. However, if you have a history of trauma from being neglected or abused as a child, or abused as an adult, life can feel like it has been turned upside down. Feeling the blow of an unexpected, traumatic life change can leave you with a sense that you no longer know how to navigate through the once familiar grounds. I get it.
What I have learned is when we utilize the strength of our mind-body connection, we are able to tap into our own amazing healing system and break through barriers that keep us from living a full and meaningful life.
My practice is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also utilize other therapies such as Guided Imagery, Hypnosis and EMDR to help identify and strengthen your potential to create stability in your life. Using this integrative approach, I have been privileged to help people adjust and navigate through significant life transitions and heal from past traumas (both physical and emotional).
I also completed Phase I training in Brainspotting. Brainspotting is, “a physiological tool/treatment which can have profound psychological, emotional, and physical consequences. It is a psychological treatment that helps people identify, process and release core neurophysiological sources of emotional or physical pain, trauma, and a variety of other challenging psychological and somatic (body) conditions. If this sounds like a good fit for you, schedule an appointment with me.