An ideal therapy for emotionally resolving (neutralizing) past disturbing OR traumatic experiences, events & losses. This includes symptoms of PTSD, depression & other anxiety disorders. EMDR Therapy can also be very effective for folks who want to quiet negative beliefs of self & enhance performance at work, on stage, at school, etc.
Intensive Therapy Sessions
3-5 hours in length per session. Ideal for folks who cannot meet weekly and for doing deep, intense work without the interruption of "daily life."
For those who want to delve deeper into intuitive/universal guidance and learn how to trust in the natural "flow of life." (this service is not covered by insurance)
Who I Work With
I work with individual adults who want more than a sounding board in a therapist. Folks who want to experience healing, resolution and positive change in their lives. (If you need a child/teen therapist or a couples/marriage therapist, please refer to the 'Resources' page on this website).
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression, PTSD and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.
Some of these approaches may include conventional talk therapy for a brief period of time, guided imagery & meditation, body awareness/incorporation & EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing).
Though it is difficult to determine how long a person will need therapy, I have found with utilizing EMDR Therapy that the duration of treatment is shorter when compared to conventional talk therapy.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing – is a psychological method for treating experientially based disorders and emotional difficulties that are caused by disturbing life experiences, ranging from traumatic events, such as combat stress, first responder experiences, assaults, and natural disaster, to upsetting childhood events. I have also found it just as effective in treating depression, anxiety, phobias and negative beliefs.
EMDR facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories to bring these to an adaptive resolution. After successful treatment with EMDR, emotional distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physical arousal is reduced. For instance, if someone has been involved in a car accident, they may be too anxious to drive again. The trauma from the car accident is “stuck” in the part of the brain (Amygdalae) that believes driving is a threat to one’s life, so it produces warning signals to the rest of the body (e.g. racing heart rate, increased blood pressure, sweaty palms, difficulty breathing, muscle tension, etc.) to not get behind the wheel of the car.
While utilizing an 8-phase treatment program EMDR helps the person process the trauma from the car accident by “metabolizing” and storing the experience appropriately in their brain. That means that what is useful from this experience will be learned, and stored with appropriate emotions in the brain, and will be able to guide them in positive ways in the future (i.e. be able to drive without the intense fear of getting into an accident). The inappropriate or negative emotions, beliefs, and body sensations will be discarded.
“The goal of EMDR therapy is to leave you with the emotions, understanding, and perspectives that will lead to healthy and useful behaviors and interactions.”
Learn more: www.emdr.com