9055 E Mineral Circle, Suite 100
Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: (720) 708-4865
•Individual’s who have recently been diagnosed with PNES
•Family Therapy for partners, couples, families, and children, learning to understand the implications of PNES, and how to support a member in your family struggling with a PNES diagnosis.
I have spent a great deal of clinical work with patients struggling with stress related issues in their life’s stemming from past and present trauma. Bringing into sessions, trauma-informed care, mindfulness practices, stress management and Cognitive Behavioral techniques are proven, successful modalities of therapy and treatment when working with PNES clients and patients.
Most research suggests that working with clients from a stress reduction, trauma-informed perspective can help to reduce the symptoms and provide day to day coping strategies for clients to improve their quality of live when living with PNES.
•Individual psychotherapy, counseling for emotional support and understanding while learning about your diagnosis, how to implement strategies to move forward with PNES in your life.
•Improve better understanding of the personal life triggering events, trauma, loss that you might have experienced and just now beginning to understand and work with in your life.
•Begin to learn and implement mindfulness techniques, strategies to help control, and live with PNES
•Examine successful modalities of treatment, develop deeper self-awareness, recognize triggers in your life and body that may be exacerbating your PNES symptoms to lead to more productive life.
Susan Kelley, Ph.D., Professor of Behavioral Health at the University of South Florida, Tampa, and psychotherapist in private practice herself, has been able to circumvent this frustration as she has adopted a trauma-focused clinical approach, which not only serves her well as a clinician, but also helps her patients with PNES to overcome their seizures.
“For some patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, the seizures are a manifestation of trauma, which is also known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In order to treat patients with PTSD, the clinician has to take the seizure apart to see what the seizure represents in terms of emotions and memory as well as where this trauma is stored in the body.” She postulates that when a person experiences trauma such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, witness to violence, his/her body can absorb this trauma. Therefore, a seizure is the body’s way of expressing what the mind and mouth can not. ( http://www.epilepsy.com )