Hi there! My name is Drew Feldbaum.
Trauma occurs in so many forms and can have monumental effects on our core beliefs about ourselves, interactions with the world, and relationships with others. I believe that anxiety, depression, dissociation, thoughts of “who am I”, reliance on others to feel okay, and many other feelings are the brain’s skillful way of surviving trauma/disturbances. Unfortunately, these symptoms can at times make life feel unbearable and challenging, can shrink the world around us, and lessen amount of perceived available choices to make. I use an empathic, connection-based therapy style, focused on attachment and regulation. It is important in my practice to provide support, a judgement-free sounding board, psycho-education, and guidance, to assist clients with healing and living their most optimal life path for themselves.
I work mainly with adults and my professional training and experience has specifically focused on: Highly sensitive persons, domestic violence, child abuse/neglect, sexual abuse victims/survivors, sexual/romantic/lifestyle differences, and LGBTQ+.
I utilize strategies from Internal Family Systems/Ego State/working with parts, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Poly Vagal Theory. I intend to become EMDR-certified in the near future and currently use many of the concepts found within this therapy, such as resourcing.
Spirituality is very important to many clients in their healing and I enjoy working with spiritual beliefs, resources, and practices.
Currently, I am a graduate MSW student at Colorado State University, an intern therapist with The Other Road Counseling, and the proud parent of two cats.
*Fluent in ASL and experienced in working with Deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals.