Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a therapy that was originally developed for the treatment of trauma. Its amazing results were seen with Vietnam vets
who were experiencing agonizing flashbacks, nightmares, and debilitating social and occupational functioning. Since its inception, EMDR has been researched for its efficacy in treating "Big T" trauma and "Little t" trauma. Big T trauma includes rape, death, abuse, divorce, adoption, and more. "Little t" trauma includes events that have led to phobias, anxiety, depression, and a general sense of insecurity and worthlessness.
EMDR explores earlier life experiences that continue to influences one's current functioning negatively as well as one's outlook of the future. EMDR aims to promote healing on an emotional, cognitive, and physiological level. ( Body, Mind, and Spirit)
I am an EMDR therapist and have witnessed incredible changes in my clients who have participated in this therapy.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT is a model that emphasizes the importance of core mindfulness as a way to assist clients to regulate emotions, improve relationships and interpersonal effectiveness, and tolerate chaos and distress. DBT teaches clients to use a "wise mind" or balanced approach to manging daily living by learning and employing 21 life skills.
Using DBT, I work to create a validating. nonjudgmental environment in which clients can explore their feelings and experiences openly while gaining skills that can replace maladaptive behaviors.