EMDR and Trauma Therapy

Although not all of us have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), almost all of us have had events in our lives that are upsetting enough to influence the way we experience things or react in our current lives.

Whether the incident is highly traumatic or a slight nuisance, people often attribute meanings to their negative experiences, which take hold and have a profound effect on the person’s life long after the event is over.

My goal is to decrease the negative impact these experiences have on the way my clients feel about themselves and react to things in their current lives.

I use a combination of insight oriented therapy, EMDR therapy (which includes aspects of psychodynamic therapy, cognitive therapy and a somatic or experiential component) and teaching coping strategies or cognitive strategies to change feelings and behavior.

EMDR therapy is a rapid form of treatment that is used world-wide as a treatment for not only trauma, but any upsetting events or issues that have roots in the past (not necessarily always the distant past, but anything that happened before this moment.) Although you may have never heard of EMDR therapy, it is a highly effective, rapid form of treatment that is widely known and practiced in the psychotherapeutic community.  For a more information on EMDR therapy, please see the link below.

Resource:  

Understanding EMDR – An explanation of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

There is a website with an extensive bibliography (www.emdr.com). I am a certified EMDR therapist and you should be able to find my name listed on the EMDR International website (www.emdria.org).

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