therapy for adventure athletes
I've made it my mission to find you- maybe you're a climber who doesn't trust yourself anymore; a skier who shakes when you see snow; a search and rescue member who leaps to panic at the sound of the phone; or maybe it's not as clear as that- maybe you haven't felt quite like yourself since the incident or loss and you're trying to make sense of it all. Whatever your experience, I've got you.
It started around the kitchen table. Skydivers, speed flyers, and BASE jumpers would come over for dinner after a day of play, and they started to talk. Some stories were of difficult childhoods, how high-risk sports saved their lives, and also how high risk sports were killing them and those they loved, creating more trauma for hearts that already felt too much or nothing at all. I listened with an ear tuned to coping and surviving and decided to devote my practice to the adventure community who is often misunderstood by the public and by mental health professionals.
One Survivor's Story
"I was never the type of person to reach out for help, but there came a time I'm glad I did. On Christmas day 2018 my love for adrenaline got the best of me. While B.A.S.E. jumping in Seattle, a partner and I had a canopy collision. I woke up on the pavement, drenched in blood, unable to move. The proceeding moments haunted me for months. When the nightmares, emotional swings, and flashbacks worsened I knew something was wrong with me. I reached out to a doctor and was diagnosed with PTSD and suggested EMDR therapy. After the first session I knew the therapy was going to be impactful. Another couple sessions I could feel the weight of the traumatic event begin to lift. I'm now an advocate of EMDR, and recommend it to all my friends and family. I believe Eryn and her techniques saved my life. I tried a few other therapists, Eryn was by far the best. I felt like real progress was made at each of the sessions. Eryn's skill is truly one of a kind."
-BASE Jumper and Skydiver