Courtesy of EMDR International Association


Experiencing healing faster

I specialize in trauma.  I rely primarily on my training in EMDR, trauma therapies, and somatics to help people work through painful memories and experiences so that they can heal and find hope.  

What is EMDR?  EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a therapy that helps people heal from trauma and other distressing events.  EMDR can provide relief from a number of symptoms including anxiety, depression, and PTSD to name a few.  When a person experiences trauma or distressing events, the brain's natural healing process can be blocked.  This can oftentimes cause unwanted feelings such as anxiety, fear, or anger for example.  EMDR therapy is designed to reactivate the brain's natural recovery process.  EMDR is unlike traditional talk therapy.  

How does it work?  Through the use of bilateral stimulation (e.g. alternating eye movements, sounds, or taps) as the brain reprocesses a disturbing memory.

When will I see the results?  It will vary based on the presenting issue and other factors (e.g. as short as 1 to 3 sessions or for more complex problems, it may take multiple sessions).  However, EMDR is shorter and quicker than traditional talk therapy.

Is it guaranteed to work?  Research shows that EMDR has a very high success rate (e.g. 90% success rate in a study for PTSD).  While there's no way to guarantee individual results, the outcome is favorable in relieving symptoms.

Although it may seem strange and even questionable of whether it works, the outcome is beyond amazing!  I have witnessed many clients with years of pain and suffering not only feel better but have hope about their future.