Are you struggling with memories of sexual abuse, trauma or other awful experiences?
Have you been diagnosed with PTSD?
Do you feel like you just can’t move on from negative thoughts or memories?
Are you having nightmares, flashbacks or intrusive thoughts about past experiences?
You can relieve symptoms of PTSD and end the struggle with old experiences dictating your current life.
EMDR is an empirically based (meaning its proven to work) therapy technique that decreases trauma symptoms to move you back to healthy functioning. EMDR helps clients, even with severe trauma and abuse histories move beyond fear and anxiety and feel stable again.
As a practitioner of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in Denver for over 10 years, Dr. Carrie has seen how successful EMDR treatment is at bringing relief from a patient’s distress-causing symptoms. Dr. Carrie has completed Level 1 and Level 2 training in EMDR, from the nationally and internationally approved training institute. The power of EMDR applies to someone debilitated by PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) or simply plagued by recurring negative thoughts.
Three Reasons Why EMDR Is So Effective.
1 – EMDR works faster than other therapies. With EMDR you are able to get to the heart of the problem very quickly. Typical EMDR time varies by level of trauma, but real results can happen in 3 sessions or less for single incident trauma victims. Also, a helpful characteristic of the technique is that Dr. Carrie can determine in the first EMDR session if it is going to work for you. The fact that you can determine the likelihood of success quickly gives both therapist and patient the opportunity to switch gears or charge ahead accordingly.
2 – EMDR really works. EMDR is a standardized process that works with how you feel, how you think, and how your body is reacting to something in your life. The EMDR approach helps both your mind and your body feel relief from traumatic stress. EMDR is most quickly successful in the treatment of a single incident trauma but extremely helpful (it just takes a little longer) for people who have suffered multiple traumas. The process involves no touching, no hypnosis, and the client is in control throughout the whole EMDR therapy session.
3 – EMDR creates lasting change. Consistently, the technique allows you to experience a release from the negative symptoms and move forward. Once the fears and negative thoughts that were prohibiting a person from feeling healthy are lifted, the therapy is complete.
“The speed at which change occurs during EMDR therapy contradicts the traditional notion of time as essential for psychological healing.” – Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., one of the world’s leading trauma experts
50 and 90-minute sessions are available. Please note that EMDR processing sessions only begin after appropriate screening and preparation, which typically requires an intake and at least one other talk therapy session before starting EMDR. EMDR is typically a short-term treatment, meaning most people see significant results in 5 sessions or less!
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