My name is Eden Lunsford, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Brainspotting Therapist.
I help people find greater clarity, self-understanding, and compassion so that they can get free of internal blocks that are holding them back in their relationships, work, and life. Often past trauma or other negative experiences prevent you from moving forward but, sometimes the root cause is unknown.
My work with you picks up where traditional talk therapy ends. I use a powerful brain-based therapy called Brainspotting.
Brainspotting is an open, adaptable neuro experiential model that goes beyond talking and relies on your brain and body's inherent healing mechanisms to bring about resolution and change. I rely on my professional training and personal experience to help you but, the ultimate key to my success is my capacity to attune to and trust your brain, body, and spirit to guide your healing. I aim to be authentic and open, to listen deeply but, to also engage with and challenge you...with humor and respect.
After Brainspotting with me, my goal is that you walk away with not just greater insight and understanding of yourself, but that you feel "lighter", have reduced pain and tension, and are less reactive to old triggers. That you have a sense that the shadow of the past is no longer dictating or influencing your sense of yourself, how you interact with others, or the choices that you are making.
Many people can experience a sense of relief after only 2 or 3 sessions of Brainspotting but, often people find weeks or months of Brainspotting therapy to be ideal. If you are ready to tap into your brain and body's wisdom, move beyond internal blocks, and get closer to who you are meant to be.
More information about Brainspotting:
A Video from David Grand, PhD the founder and developer of Brainspotting
The Resilience and Beauty of Fireweed
The fireweed plant grows through inhospitable circumstances in a bright and colorful show of resilience, regardless of the circumstances of the past season.
When considering the journey of someone seeking therapy, it's easy to see that there are similarities to the fireweed flower. Overcoming circumstances are what we each are seeking. To grow beyond our challenges, to prevail over them and to be brilliant.
The bright and vibrant pink and purple flowers of the fireweed plant are often the first sign of new life and regrowth in areas of Alaska that have been decimated by fire.
The fireweed flower is like an individual seeking therapy. Both seek to grow amidst troubling or challenging conditions and with determination, strength and resilience gained from overcoming other experiences.
The fireweed plant, as well as a therapy client have endured much. However through that, they each strive to grow and live full and beautiful lives, rising up from whatever came before.