In treatment, trauma is explored not only as a one-time occurrence or series of historic events, but rather as an emotional experience that imprints on our neurobiology and creates unconscious and subtle changes in our thought processes and behaviors. These subtle alterations create our sense of self and can have profound impacts on our relationships. Trauma is held in the body. The utilization of a body-centered approach is very effective in the treatment and healing of trauma.
Attachment theory explores how our history impacts our present relationships. The therapeutic relationship is utilized as a “test tube” to explore relationships that one has in their life. Additional consideration of the various parts that we are comprised of and traditional cognitive behavioral approaches are also employed. All treatments theories utilized are supported by progressive neuroscience, including mindfulness and introspective approaches.
I work with individual adults, young professionals and LGBTIAQ+. I also have provided supervision for licensure, taught at the graduate school level and have consulted.
“Nothing changes if nothing changes, and if I keep doing what I’ve always done, I’ll keep getting what I’ve always got, and will keep feeling what I’ve always felt.” –E. Larsen
NICOLE ZELLNER • PSYCHOTHERAPY | YOGA