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Seeking Depth to Recovery

with Adrienne Loker, LCSW

Do you feel stuck in sobriety?  Does it feel like what once kept you sober no longer feels fulfilling?  Or maybe something from your past continues to interrupt your ability to stay sober?

You are not alone.  The recovery journey is full of seasons with ever changing needs.  Adrienne Loker, LCSW approaches these seasons from a neurological perspective, exploring what is stuck in the survival part of the brain as a body memory instead of a language memory.  She then uses specialized training to desensitize the distress associated with these memories so they no longer influence emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. 

 

Does it ever feel like people don't know the real you?  Deep down, is there a gnawing feeling that "I'm not good enough"? 

This can be our body's way of adapting to various emotional landscapes throughout our lives that left us feeling unworthy, unimportant, insignificant, less than, and otherwise neglected.  These symptoms usually manifest as perfectionism, overfunctioning for others (being overly attune to others' feelings), overachieving, anxiety, trouble sleeping, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorders, and chronic pain.  These types of relational traumas go misdiagnosed and unnoticed frequently, which often means frustrating years of inadequate, ineffective, or sometimes harmful treatment.

You don't have to continue to feel this way.  Healing is possible and accessible!  

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Adrienne's Approach

Adrienne Loker, LCSW specializes in the crossroads of trauma and chemical dependency.  She is passionate about taking individuals on a journey of emotional growth they never fathomed possible.  She enjoys working with individuals seeking depth to their current recovery program, individuals who have been successful for bouts of time in recovery but struggle to sustain long term recovery, and individuals with significant trauma that blocks them from being able to engage fully in a recovery program of their choosing.  She enjoys an eclectic mixture of experiential approaches, primarily ego-state therapy, attachment work, Somatic Experiencing, psychodrama, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).  Her goal with clients is to reconnect them with their deeper selves over a shorter period of time than traditional treatment methods so clients can get their lives back sooner and feel better faster.

 

Intensive Individual Therapy

A 60 minute therapy session can often be just enough time to get to the meat of what we're meant to heal.  Adrienne offers 90 and 120 minute sessions to individuals committed to the utilization of EMDR and experiential methods to resolve their inner pain.  (More information on EMDR can be found under the "EMDR" tab).  With EMDR, we can shave off years of the therapy process, as we're intervening on the neurological birthplace of dysfunction and we can get there faster and feel better sooner.  Adrienne has had success working with individuals who have been in therapy for years only to find EMDR combined with other experiential models as the key to accelerate the healing process. Contact Adrienne and let her know what patterns of self-defeating behaviors you'd like to get unstuck from.

Group Therapy

Adrienne offers group therapy to adults ages 18 and up.  Groups run on an eight week schedule.  Please contact Adrienne for upcoming dates and to be added to a roster. 

  • Resilient Women: a group for women that will strengthen tools to overcome past emotional stressors and traumas and continue to engage in life in a meaningful and purposeful way

  • Family Stabilization: for family members whose loved ones are currently struggling with having a substance use disorder. 

  • Seeking Depth to Recovery: for individuals who identify as being sober from all mood altering substances for more than a year who are looking to enhance their journey.  

Supervision and Training

Adrienne feels strongly about the utilization of a "bottom up" approach in healing those with invisible wounds in our community.  This means that it is important to adopt intervention models that work with our brain's natural processing system.  Adrienne has a lot of success with her interventions and is committed to an attitude of collaboration with fellow providers so that we may work together towards a healthy community.  She is available to train clinical and medical staff and to provide clinical supervision.  Contact Adrienne for an individualized training for your staff's needs.

Retreats

Adrienne offers retreats utilizing a combination of experiential modalities, but primarily drawing from psychodrama, a theoretical perspective that each person has stored within them the truth that they need to heal.  It is within the drama that the truth can emerge.  As people connect to their inner worlds, they begin to understand how their implicitly stored emotional wounds serve as the foundation for current life stressors.  Participants acquire new perspectives, tools to nurture themselves, and the ability to let go of old wounds.  More information can be found under "Psychodrama" and "Retreats" tabs.

 

Contact Adrienne

I would love to support you in your journey.  Feel free to connect with me by calling 804.396.4668 or emailing me at AdrienneLokerLCSW@gmail.com.  You may also submit the contact form below and I will respond to you as soon as possible.

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