Create more connection to yourself, in your brain, and with your relationships.
Transformational Counseling and Neurofeedback for Individuals, Couples, and Parents
Do you feel disconnected from yourself or others? Are you tired of not feeling safe, welcome, and as you belong? Are you frustrated by trying to meet your needs but feel unsuccessful?
Here is the good news, healing is possible. If you’ve experienced trauma, your body is doing exactly what it is designed to do – keep you safe through disconnection. This often looks like chronic anxiety, feeling spaced out, feeling unlovable, procrastinating, people-pleasing, feeling pressure from the world, and having a hard time setting boundaries. It can also look like overeating, overspending, and overdrinking.
Disconnection can impact your emotions, your brain and physiology, your choices in life, and your relationships.
You deserve more than that. You deserve the security to explore your world, be the real you, and enjoy safe, connected relationships. You deserve more aliveness.
Issues can show up in sleep, self-care, feeling shame, and blaming yourself.
Physiologically, disconnection is experienced through mood issues, cognition, focus, and performance in life. Physically, health issues can arise, including GI problems, from allostatic load resulting from continual stress.
As a trauma and relationship therapist accomplished in neurofeedback and counseling, I can address the underlying physiology that creates dysregulation. We can explore what is getting in the way of your capacity for connection, health, and aliveness. And, I can help you create more secure functioning in your relationship to feel more safety, security, mutuality, and connection.
“Connection – our greatest longing and our greatest fear.” – Laurence Heller
You deserve to be authentically you, be connected, and have healing and health. I can’t wait to help you get there.
What would it be like to wake up excited about your day?
What would change for you if you had more energy, more love, and healthier relationships?
Explore what is getting in the way of connection, joy, and aliveness.
A collection of my favorite resources created to help you on your journey.
Brainwave training for peak performance, cognition, regulation, and mood.
I didn’t know what was wrong with me. I thought I was stupid, lazy, maybe just unlucky, or crazy. Nicole helped identify the problem. There is a good chance I would not be alive today if not for Nicole. I definitely wouldn’t have the quality of life I have today without her.
“Trauma is not what happens to you. Trauma is what happens inside you as a result of what happens to you.” -Gabor Mate
I can help you explore what is getting in the way of what you really want through counseling, heal underlying physiology that creates symptoms with neurofeedback, and help you create secure functioning in your relationship.
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I offer a variety of ways to work together to ensure you get the best results.
True healing is possible! Live your life with more aliveness, health, connection, and joy.
“People have two needs. Attachment and authenticity. When authenticity threatens attachment, attachment trumps authenticity.” -Gabor Mate
Patterns learned early on as survival strategies later create disconnection. It may be hard to focus, think, feel good, and perform in life. You may find it hard to be authentic in relationships. You may feel guilt, pressure, self-blame, and shame. You may feel like you need to perfect your body to feel loved. You may sacrifice your authenticity with people-pleasing behaviors and thin boundaries. You may procrastinate, avoid conflict, or experience health issues. You may believe something is fundamentally flawed with you.
But what if you felt welcomed in the world, belonging, connection, joy, confidence, and love?
You deserve freedom, peace, connection, and the life you really desire. It’s waiting for you.
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You are not broken. You are whole, and your entire system was designed to heal. The work is not “fixing” brokenness. It’s removing the roadblocks that get in the way of you being connected and fully you.
No matter where you are in your life, you deserve healing, connection, freedom, joy, confidence, peace, and aliveness. Imagine how you would feel free from shame and feeling stuck that steals joy and energy? Authenticity, effectiveness in your life, love, and safety empower you!
Trauma — whether caused by the imprint of an event or by a lack of safe relationships during developmental years — signals your nervous system to protect you by mobilizing or shutting down. Talking will not trick your body into safety, but you can learn to heal your nervous system and start living the life you deserve.
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Dr. Nicole McGuffin is a relationship and trauma expert, accomplished in neurofeedback and therapy with more than 15 years of expertise in psychology, neurophysiology, and psychobiology. Dr. McGuffin empowers people to create real healing and transformation.