Individual Therapy & EMDR
Have you ever looked in the mirror and asked yourself, “who am I?” or “how did I get to this place in my life?” or ever thought “I am not ok”, but everyone around you says that you are doing fine and things will work themselves out. Do you find yourself frustrated with your family and yourself more and more often and just want a place where nothing is asked of you?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, then this is the right place for you.
If you’ve been feeling hopeless, lost, or struggling with a problem in your life that feels insurmountable or maybe you need help in dealing with your partner, children, parents or even coming back to yourself, I can help. There are times when we all need help and there should be no shame in asking or receiving it.
Sometimes we experience life in a way that the events or memories of the events can be distressing even when we are just remembering them, or the memories and feelings come out of nowhere. Maybe you have a reaction to something that others think is excessive? Or maybe you have thoughts that you know just don’t make sense? Then EMDR could be an option. We will talk about it and make a plan that fits you and the goals that you want to have for yourself.
What is EMDR Therapy?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from different treatment approaches.
How does EMDR work?
EMDR therapy is an integrative psychotherapy and uses a technique called bilateral stimulation to repeatedly activate opposite sides of the brain. Therapists often use eye movements to facilitate the bilateral stimulation. These eye movements mimic the period of sleep referred to as rapid eye movement or REM sleep, and this portion of sleep is frequently considered to be the time when the mind processes the recent events in the person’s life.
EMDR seems to help the brain reprocess the trapped memories is such a way that normal information processing is resumed. Therapists often use EMDR to help clients uncover and process beliefs that developed as the result of relational traumas, or childhood abuse and/or neglect. For a more detailed explanation please visit EMDR Institute, Inc.
What does EMDR help?
EMDR had been originally established as helpful for PTSD, although it’s been proven useful for treatment in the following conditions:
Sexual and/or Physical Abuse
Body Dysmorphic Disorders