EMDR & Trauma Therapy
As we experience the world, we learn. We learn how to think, how to act, how to love, and how to keep ourselves safe. But there are times when the world hands over something too big, and we don’t quite know what to do with it. These traumatic or disturbing events can get us stuck in many different ways.
Do you feel stuck?
Do you find yourself irritable, anxious or angry?
Are you avoiding things or people who make you feel anxious?
Are you doing things that you know aren't good for you, but can’t quite stop?
Are you using food or substances in a way you know is not healthy?
Are you using anything in a way that isn’t healthy? Sex, shopping, social media, entertainment, exercise?
Do you find yourself getting hijacked by shame, depression, or fear?
Is it difficult to trust people, even those who are close to you?
Do you find that triggers, flashbacks, panic attacks, or intrusive thoughts are getting in the way of living the life you want?
Is it hard to see yourself as good, capable, loveable, or enough? Do you find that you’re especially critical or hard on yourself?
If any of this feels familiar, and you’re tired of it, let’s talk!
It’s time to heal and to get unstuck.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) was discovered and developed in the 1980s, and now has over thirty years of extensive research to support it as one of the most effective therapeutic approaches to treating PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder). Among other issues, EMDR can also help with the following:
Feelings of self-loathing /low sense of self-worth
Grief and loss
Trauma through witnessing or experiencing violence or life-threatening events
Difficulties with job performance
Humiliation, betrayal, bullying, rejection of peers
Anxiety and depression
Phobias and panic attacks
Childhood trauma (abuse, neglect, divorce of parents, etc.)
Family or Marital problems, including infidelity and addiction
Body dysmorphic disorders