EMDR Trauma Therapy

With EMDR trauma therapy, it's possible to heal.

Has something happened to you, recently or long ago, that you can't seem to let go of? It still has a grip on you - on your body, nervous system, your daily thoughts and feelings. You wonder if you can ever heal. If you can ever be free of this. As an experienced trauma therapist, I want you to know two things:

 

  • We all carry wounds. No human being is absolutely free of all pain and trauma.
     

  • With EMDR and compassionate counseling, you can process the memories and feel much more calm, connected and empowered.

Every trauma provides an opportunity for authentic transformation. Trauma amplifies and evokes the expansion and contraction of psyche, body, and soul.


Ann Frederick, Waking the Tiger

How EMDR ​Helps You Process Trauma

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a proven technique for processing the memories and balancing the nervous system on a far deeper level than normal therapy can do.

During an EMDR session, I gently ask questions about your trauma and then ask you to follow my hand movement with your eyes. This helps your nervous system to process the trauma. EMDR is clinically proven to help resolve PTSD symptoms of all kinds.

 

In this work we go slow and steady, at your pace. Along with the healing power of EMDR, we will patiently explore other aspects of your life that are important for healing. I can help you build new habits that support your stability and well-being.

Common Symptoms of Trauma

Some experiences are upsetting but not necessarily traumatizing. Trauma refers to a significant and unusual shock to our minds and bodies, that causes a set of lasting, uncomfortable symptoms. These symptoms form what is called Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD). Some of the most common responses include:

  • Anger or irritability

  • Anxiety

  • Avoidance of social settings, friends, loved ones

  • Depression and despair

  • Guilt and shame

  • Hostility and argumentativeness

  • Hyper-Vigilance

  • Negative self-image and cynicism about life

  • Self-destructive and impulsive behaviors

  • Sexual dysfunction

  • Substance abuse

  • Uncontrollable thoughts

These responses can make us feel as though we’ve lost control and are not quite the same person. Another possibility is having Complex Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (C-PTSD), which comes from an ongoing experience of trauma. For example, being neglected or abused throughout our childhood, or witnessing violence many times as children, can cause C-PTSD. The symptoms of C-PTSD tend to be less noticed by the person and become part of one's identity.

You deserve relief from pain and suffering. With hope and willingness to begin the journey, you’ll experience new levels of well-being and happiness sooner than you think.

To begin your healing journey from PTSD or C-PTSD, just send a quick note to get in touch.  

It's time for you to shine. But first we have to face the darkness. Whatever challenge you're facing, I will help you find the light in it.