I am a trauma-informed therapist and often work with clients who have experienced difficult life situations. Through this approach our primary goal is to recognize the presence of trauma symptoms while acknowledging the role that trauma may play in your life. The ultimate goal of trauma informed care is to decrease and manage trauma symptoms, to be more comfortable in your body, your mind, around family, friends, work and play.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a powerful therapeutic process designed to resolve memories of past difficult emotional experiences affecting one’s life. EMDR has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. Utilizing a set of standardized protocols that incorporate elements from many different treatment approaches, EMDR has helped an estimated two million people of all ages alleviate many types of psychological stress.
How does it work?
EMDR facilitates rapid processing of traumatic information and memories. Following a successful EMDR session, a person no longer relives the harmful images, sounds and feelings when the event is brought to mind. EMDR is similar to what occurs naturally during dreaming or REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Thus, EMDR is a non-invasive psychologically based therapy that helps a person to see traumatic memories in a less distressing way.
EMDR is helpful to anyone who may hope to resolve life stressors such as…
- Abuse (emotional, physical and sexual)
- Chronic Pain
- Disturbing Memories
- Eating Disorders
- Grief and Loss
- Panic Attacks
- Performance Anxiety
- Stress Reduction
- Test Anxiety
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