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For many people, some form of trauma will be experienced in their lifetime. Trauma is any event or experience (including witnessing) that is physically and/or psychologically overwhelming to the exposed individual. There are many causes that can leave a lasting mark including attachment failure, neglect, physical or sexual abuse in childhood, war exposure, sexual assault, medical trauma, and domestic or community violence.
While some may be able to recover over time and bounce back with resiliency, others experience long lasting effects including deep emotional pain, fear, confusion, or posttraumatic stress. In these circumstances the support, guidance, and assistance of a trauma-informed therapist is fundamental to healing.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR therapy is an integrative psychotherapy and uses a technique called bilateral stimulation to repeatedly activate opposite sides of the brain. Therapists often use EMDR to help individuals process beliefs that developed as the result of relational traumas, or childhood abuse and/or neglect.
EMDR was originally established as helpful for PTSD, although it’s been proven useful for treatment in the following conditions:
Do you experience distressing emotions that appear to be excessive given the current situation? Do you tend to be highly reactive to certain triggers? Are there beliefs about yourself that on an intellectual level you know are not true?
If so, you may still be a good candidate for EMDR therapy.
Contact me today for a free phone consultation to see if EMDR might help you release what no longer serves you.
If sexual issues are preventing closeness between you and your partner, you may want to consider sex therapy
- Do you and your partner have mismatched sexual desires?
- Are you having performance issues?
- Do you not feel emotionally connected anymore?
- Or maybe you want to spice up your love life, but your partner isn’t interested.
As a sex therapist, I focus on the individuals involved in the relationship, identifying attitudes about sex and sexual concerns. From there, I’ll often recommend specific exercises to refocus attention and expectations.
Specific objectives may include the following
If you’d like to explore sex therapy, I want you to know that you aren’t alone and that I can help. Please contact me today for a free consultation to see if we are a good match.
All things can be improved with support, no matter how big or small. With relationship therapy, you’ll learn how to communicate your feelings and needs, and get what you want out of your relationship.
Do you feel like your relationship is at a standstill? Are you and your partner stuck in the same argument loop every night? Is there a feeling of disconnect? Do you desire more intimacy?
Some issues that bring couples to therapy are:
In relationship therapy, we will work together to address relationship concerns and explore adaptive solutions that are aligned with your specific goals. We will also build upon relational skills such as enhancing communication, cultivating empathy, and understanding relationally.