Specialized Treatment of

Trauma & Dissociative Disorders

Over the course of my post graduate studies I became dismayed by the degree to which trauma and dissociation (especially developmental trauma) went unrecognized and under-treated, or ineffectively treated, in many clinical settings. Therapists just did not have the training to recognize or work with people on the problems they brought to therapy.

I view managing overwhelming thoughts, feelings and experiences as a critical piece of healing work. Therefore, I sought out additional trainings in a number of specialized techniques that are effective at treating symptoms of trauma, as well as seeking training through the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Sheppard Pratt Trauma Disorders Program in Towson, Maryland.

SYMPTOMS

  • Anxiety
  • Avoidance
  • Panic Attacks
  • Hypervigilance or Being Easily Startled
  • Full or Partial Flashbacks
  • Feeling in a Fog
  • Time Loss or Memory Problems
  • Feeling Ungrounded or Not Truly Present or Shut Down
  • Feeling Too Much or Too Little
  • Identity Disturbances or Dissociative Identities
  • "Self-Medicating" Behaviors
  • Feelings of Chaos Inside or in Relationships

SPECIALIZED TECHNIQUES

  • Anxiety Management / Relaxation Skills Supported by Biofeedback
  • Specialized Skills for Managing Symptoms Related to Trauma and/or Dissociation
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness and Acceptance Based Approaches and Interventions
  • Body-Based Approaches to Processing Deep Emotion
  • EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
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Photo by Toms93/iStock / Getty Images

I couldn’t be more grateful for my time with Dr. Fine. Before her, I’d tried therapy off and on for 10 yrs or so. Thankfully, I gave it another try. I finally found someone who understood my struggles.

What I appreciated most was her humble openness, empathetic curiosity, and her true passion in helping me. She was the first who actually seemed as engaged in helping me find solutions as I was. I could tell that she prepared for our sessions, enjoyed what she does - enough to spend her spare time searching high and low for additional tools to help her full range of clients. All of that gave me confidence that she was invested in my success.

I came in with a dissociative disorder, depression and anxiety. Now, months later I am using the tools Dr. Fine taught me every day and feel as though I am thriving. I highly recommend her. Come prepared to put in as much “work” as possible to get where you want to go.
— KV

 ISST-D Presentation April 1, 2017

ISST-D Presentation April 1, 2017