Susannah Perkins LCSW

Training & Techniques

Traumatic growth highlights the potential for positive change and personal development even in the face of adversity, demonstrating the resilience of the human spirit.

The therapeutic techniques below are beneficial in treating trauma and emotional overwhelm. They may be utilized individually, or be integrated into your treatment. The common thread between these techniques is that they can help you become more aware of the patterns that you developed early in life to cope with stress and adversity, and they can help you learn healthy alternatives for interacting with yourself and others.

EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

EMDR is a specialized therapeutic approach that taps into the brain's natural healing processes. By incorporating bilateral stimulation, typically through eye movements, it helps individuals process and resolve distressing memories, reducing the emotional charge associated with past traumatic experiences.

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a psychotherapeutic approach that aims to help individuals understand and heal their inner conflicts and emotional wounds by working with different parts of their personality or "internal family."

Internal Family Systems​

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing (SE)

Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a holistic approach that recognizes the interconnection between the mind and body and seeks to restore balance and resilience to the nervous system, promoting healing and recovery from trauma.

Practicing Mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation is a practice that focuses on cultivating awareness of the present moment without judgment.


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