EMDR for Clients

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Posttraumatic Growth: From Surviving to Thriving

The pursuit of happiness and thriving is deep-seated in each of us, yet can feel unattainable for some who are struggling to recover from trauma or complex trauma.  There are inspiring stories of triumph and success that make the news every day, and other stories that reside in the quieter spaces, not as obvious to [...]

How to Prepare for EMDR Therapy

Are you considering EMDR therapy  (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy) to address a trauma history, anxiety, loss or another emotional disturbance? If you have begun the process of looking for an EMDR therapist and are either still searching, or are waiting to begin the therapy, you may find yourself wondering what you can do [...]

What to Look For in an EMDR Therapist

EMDR therapy is fast becoming a common therapy in which many therapists are trained.  That said, not all clinicians are correctly using EMDR therapy, which can be ineffective, upsetting or destabilizing for clients. This is unfortunate because there is so much potential for healing that can come from good EMDR therapy, but it can be hard to [...]

Dispelling Myths About EMDR Therapy

Many EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapists receive calls each week from potential clients who have heard about EMDR therapy, but have received misinformation about what it is and how it works.   There are myths about EMDR floating around related to the  duration of the therapy, the way the therapy is conducted or the [...]

A Memory Network in a Nutshell

The impact of a memory network: Do you ever wonder why a smell, song, or other sensory cue may remind you of a time, place, person or experience? It can be wonderful when positive memories are elicited, but when the memories are negative or traumatic, it can send a person into a state of anxiety [...]

Adjunctive Care in EMDR Treatment

Many people ask about my approach to adjunctive care in EMDR treatment. It is not uncommon for clinicians who are not trained in EMDR therapy to want to refer their clients for EMDR treatment and still maintain their role as the primary therapist to their client. This can be a great collaboration as long as [...]

The Meaning We Make of Our Experiences

One of my favorite facts about the mind is that memories are stored in a way that has much less to do with the memory of an actual experience than it does to do with the meaning we attribute to it. Meaning is at the crux of everything we do and everything that motivates us. [...]

Grounded: Exercises in trauma therapy.

Seeking therapy for a traumatic experience can be scary and intimidating for some, and for others it is the hope for immediate, long awaited relief. For the therapist, part of the job is determining when it is most appropriate to begin to deeply address the trauma in counseling and implementing the right techniques to allow [...]

Is it an Anxiety Disorder?

When is worry more than just that?  Worry is a part of life. Worrying about miscommunication in a relationship, worrying about a task that needs to be completed, or worrying about health issues. Many people wonder if their worries are simply that-- worries, or if they are indicative of something more, such as an anxiety [...]

EMDR Therapy: 3 Great Benefits

Panic, anxiety, sadness, nightmares or simply feeling stuck or frustrated in relationships- trauma can create problems that invade many aspects of life.  Although there are numerous forms of therapy that are used to treat PTSD, trauma and anxiety, EMDR therapy stands out as one of the most effective. For many people experiencing these unpleasant feelings or [...]