light through the ocean.jpg

LEARN ABOUT MY METHODS

Person-Centered Practice

You are the expert of your life and what is best for you. And if what you have tried is not helping as much as it used to, or not at all, it may be time to brainstorm new coping skills.


EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)

This is one of the best evidence-based practice to reduce or even eliminate the symptoms associated with trauma and PTSD. Trauma-related symptoms may include flashbacks and nightmares, avoidance, drug use, shame, guilt and self-blame, anger, fear, exaggerated startle response, difficulty sleeping and depression and anxiety. I feel honored to be trusted with your painful experiences. I find joy in helping you heal. For more information about EMDR please go to the National EMDR website: www.emdria.org.

Relational Therapy

Humor, playfulness, and an understanding that the way you present yourself to me may be the way you are in the world outside of therapy. All these inform how I relate to you and how I can guide you towards healing.

Mindfulness

The past is gone and only a memory. The future does not (yet) exist. Here and now is where you are and where you are able to rediscover your power. Being present in the present enables us to be conscious and make choices in our lives.

Compassion

Self-criticism, self-doubt, self-sabotage, harsh self-talk and anxiety are often soothed with a simple practice of self-compassion. I enjoy guiding you to deeper levels of self-compassion, or introducing you to how to be compassionate towards yourself.

EFIT (Emotionally-Focused Individual Therapy)

Emotion-Focused Individual Therapy understands that the most important people in our life, our family, friends, and intimate partners are more than just temporary relationships. EFIT is based on attachment science, which states that relationships are vital to our self-esteem, our happiness, and even our survival. Interdependent relationships, not codependent or hyperindividualistic dynamics, create happy healthy humans. Our emotions lead us to knowledge and wisdom about how to get our wants and needs met, or what to do when we cannot get what we want and need. EFIT can heal relationships and give us greater compassion.

 

Therapy with
Beverly Ellison, LCSW #75361

415.969.6886

Online confidential video sessions

Mailing address:

584 Castro Street #2094
San Francisco, CA 94114


©2020 by Beverly Ellison, LCSW