EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Therapy
When it comes to healing after abuse and/or after a traumatic incident, or if you’re facing a very difficult situation, EMDR can be a valuable tool in helping you develop perspective, resilience, boundaries, skills, and integration. EMDR is a physiologically-based therapy, based on research, that helps some people see disturbing material in new and less disturbing ways.
EMDR is not all about using a flashing light bar, or tapping, or following a waving pointer with your eyes, or identifying targets, or giving numbers to your feelings. It is based on the relationship between you and your therapist. That trust is built.
EMDR stands alone as a treatment in some cases. In other instances, EMDR is part of what helps in more comprehensive longer-term treatment. Training and the experience to know the difference, knowing when EMDR can be very helpful, that’s why clients seek the advice and mental health services that I provide.
Unresolved trauma or paralyzing anxiety can keep you frozen when unprocessed, disturbing memories are triggered. You may find yourself reliving images, sounds, and feelings as if the event(s) were happening for the first time. The way you see the world and the ways you relate to others are deeply affected. If you’re reading this, you’re aware that something is holding you back from living fully.
With an emphasis on your health and wellbeing, I take the time to listen and get to know you as an individual.