Trauma symptoms take many forms. If you are having trouble concentrating, sleeping, relating with others, or just getting through your days because of difficult memories or trauma symptoms, I can help.
There are different types of trauma. People in the mental health field call them “Big T” and “little t.” Big T trauma are things like catastrophic events, abuse, and surviving or witnessing life-threatening situations. Little t trauma are things like really difficult breakups, unhealthy relationship patterns, bullying, infidelity, and even chronic stress. Both types of trauma are real, and have real impacts on our lives, outlook, and functioning.
I have had specialized training related to resolving trauma, and helping people regain feelings of peace and balance in their lives. I am an EMDRIA trained EMDR therapist, and have had additional training related to trauma-specific somatic and cognitive-behavioral interventions.
My approach to trauma is as personal and individual as your experiences. There are some common factors that I am always considering, like the impact of trauma on your nervous system, how trauma symptoms show up in your life, and how you have adapted to survive to this point in time.
Some people are hesitant about seeking therapy for their trauma experiences because they are worried about talking about them, or remembering things they don’t want to remember. The great news is that it is not necessary to relive every detail of your experiences in order to find hope and relief. You get to decide what you share, how much you share, and how quickly you share your story.
EMDR is a specific type of trauma therapy. EMDR stands for Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is based on decades of research that has studied how our brains process information and store memories. EMDR is a structured process that helps you move through traumatic experiences by adapting and creating new neuropathways in your brain. EMDR is effective for both “Big T” and “little t” trauma. EMDR can also be helpful for things like anxiety, depression, and phobias. It is a powerful and life-changing approach for many people. To learn more about the specifics of EMDR visit EMDRIA, or reach out to me today.
EMDR sessions are either 60 or 90 minutes in length, and are billed at the standard session rates.
Because EMDR is such a unique and structured process, some clients seek EMDR with one therapist, and see another for “talk therapy.” I welcome clients who are seeking only EMDR, as well as clients who would like to utilize EMDR while also focusing on building other skills, or working on other goals with me.