Most people have experienced some sort of trauma in their lives, such as child abuse, neglect, assaults, military combat, abusive relationships, car accidents, divorce, death of a loved one, etc. Any of these events may create a trauma response that could develop into post-traumatic stress disorder, or continue to affect you in more subtle ways in your daily life. I work with adults and teens to clear the trauma out of your nervous system, so you will experience freedom from the heaviness and anxiety you’re tired of carrying with you.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an extensively researched approach to helping people heal from trauma, get freedom from negative beliefs that keep them stuck, and provide relief from panic attacks and many other forms of psychological stress.
EMDR consists of 8 phases of treatment including: History & Treatment Planning, Preparation, Assessment, Desensitization, Installation, Body Scan, and Closure. The amount of time it takes to complete the phases depends upon your specific history, as I will tailor the plan to your individual needs and concerns.
In EMDR therapy, we process the experiences that are causing problems for you, and enhance healthy internal resources to allow for psychological freedom. Painful emotions, beliefs, and behaviors are generally caused by unresolved earlier experiences that lead us in an unhealthy direction and keep us from living the lives we desire. The goal of EMDR therapy is to leave you with the emotions, understanding, and perspectives that will lead to the freedom to be who you truly are without the weight of the baggage of trauma and other painful experiences.
Please ask me for more information on each phase of treatment over the phone or in our sessions, as it's easier to explain how it all really works by showing examples and talking through it.
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