Dark One Within:
Such big chains hold you down
That keep you from escaping and taking over this town
You once were so innocent and playful
Now, you are starving and just plain hateful
I wish I could tell you not to be afraid
But there's a war going on so you try to be brave
Those chains hold you down so damn tight
Making things worse and you ready to fight
Please tell me why evil showed it's face that one day
Changing your soul into a dark mound of clay
I try to hide you so deep within
Yet you continue emerging every time I sin
Lord please forgive me and the dark one who lives within.
Cayce Brewer, MAEd, LMFT, NCC
I have devoted my life to loving God, loving others, and serving the world.
My passion for serving intertwines my personal and professional life.
SO, basically what you see is what you get. It has taken many years with a lot of hard work to get here (and I am still growing) but what I've learned is that AUTHENTICITY is key.
I'm dedicated in making a change within the mental health system. My journey began at the lower levels in this system, starting as a client during my adolescence.
12 years and counting toward my mission for Trauma.Guru:
I’ve volunteered and worked in:
mental health outreach for inner metro cities
inpatient hospital as a mental health tech and a therapist
community mental health with marginalized populations
private practice serving combat soldiers, veterans, first responders, and their families.
ME AS A THERAPIST...
I am a multicultural competent and trauma-informed clinician with extensive training and experience in addressing trauma-related disorders among ADSM, veterans, first responders, children, adolescents, and adults abused as children.
Specifically, complex posttraumatic stress disorder (CPTSD), dissociative disorders (including DID), traumatic grief and loss, shame, guilt, moral injury, and suicidality.
I have a wide range of experience in treating individuals who have experienced religious/spiritual abuse, premarital couples, marital crisis, and family distress.
I have training at the basic and advanced levels of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). I am currently working toward EMDR certification.
I have been trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and I have been trained as a facilitator in PREPARE/ENRICH which enables me to provide premarital counseling.
My grounded theory is Adlerian (holistic psychodynamic approach). I integrate other therapeutic modalities such as internal family systems (IFS), structural family therapy (SFT), and emotionally focused therapy (EFT) in order to accommodate client needs and enhance tx outcomes.