Are you struggling with memories of sexual abuse, trauma or other difficult 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 it’s 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.
Having been a practitioner of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for over 10 years, Dr. Carrie has seen how successful this technique is at bringing relief from a patient’s distress-causing symptoms. Dr. Carrie has trained with the national training center, the EMDR Institute, and has completed Level I and Level II. This effective therapeutic technique can be used to help in a number of instances, from being debilitated by PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) to struggling with recurring negative thoughts.
Three Reasons Why EMDR Is So Effective
EMDR works faster than other therapies. With EMDR you are able to get to the heart of the problem very quickly. Typical treatment 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 processing 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.
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 entire therapy session.
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 sessions only begin after appropriate screening and preparation, which typically requires an intake visit and at least one other talk therapy session. It is typically a short-term treatment, meaning most people see significant results in 5 sessions or less. To learn more about about this effective therapy technique, visit the EMDR International Association website.