Outpatient Mental Health Professional
More About Matthew Holkup
Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, complex PTSD or PTSD, high functioning Autism/Asperger's Syndrome, Borderline Personality Disorder and gambling/addictive behavior
I utilize Emotion Focused Therapy techniques (see Leslie S. Greenberg for more on this technique). I see emotion as the primary motivator for behavior. I see there are two distinct experiences in any situation one that is intellectual and one that is emotional. I have basic EMDR therapy and looking to be trained in other trauma therapies as well as working towards EMDR certification. I use the utilization of daily activities to cope, using anxiety reduction techniques of breathing exercises, grounding, stretching, muscle relaxation and distraction from rumination. I utilize positive reinforcement and acknowledgement of progress made and strengths of clients as key features in recovery from mental health.
Social events, community, playing and watching sports, time with family and friends and exercise.