EMDR Trauma Therapy

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

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. But some experiences are more painful and tend to linger in our psyche and nervous system. The good news is that with EMDR and supportive guidance, you can process the memories and feel much more calm, connected and empowered.

If your childhood and early adult years were filled with ongoing, painful experiences and a volatile relationship with your parents, you may have Complex PTSD (C-PTSD). For example, being neglected  throughout childhood, or witnessing violence many times as children, or experiencing verbal and emotional abuse throughout our formative years can cause C-PTSD.

The symptoms of C-PTSD can easily go unnoticed and become part of your identity, convincing you that this is just who you are -- an anxious or depressed person. This does not have to be your lifelong experience. You deserve relief from pain and suffering.

Common Symptoms of Trauma

Some experiences are upsetting but not necessarily traumatizing. Trauma refers to a significant and unusual shock to our mind and body, that causes a set of lasting, uncomfortable symptoms. Some of the most common responses include:

  • Persistent 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.

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.

How EMDR ​Helps You Heal

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a proven technique for processing the memories and balancing the nervous system on a 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 will also help you build new practices and habits that support your stability and well-being.

With the willingness to begin the journey, you can experience new levels of well-being and happiness sooner than you think. To begin your healing journey from C-PTSD, just send a quick note to get in touch.  

CLIENT EXPERIENCES OF TRAUMA THERAPY 

"I just feel like telling you thank you. I feel so much different and better than I did just a month ago. So many of the things you say so easily solve problems, or make me see there was no problem to begin with. I feel happy and excited about life. I have been able to hold a feeling of love more consistently over a variety of settings.

"Thank you Michael. It just struck me how much you’ve done for me. I realized how attentive and guiding you have been with me over the last several years. I have been so demanding and I don’t know if anyone on earth would have put up with me the way you have. You truly gave me a second chance at life. You’ve gone way beyond what I’ve paid for in helping me. It’s like you really believe in me."

"Talking with you for the last six months, you showed me that I wasn't broken, messed up or sick. My therapist used to say there's nothing wrong with me, but that's not how I felt. He said I should keep coming in to build skills, but it wasn't solving my core problem of believing I was broken."