Therapy for Individuals
You cannot solve every problem alone.
It’s not uncommon for people to find themselves in situations where stress, anxiety, or depression become emotionally or physically crippling.
Emotional trauma can stem from recent or past events like the death of a loved one, divorce, serious illness, parental abandonment, witnessing a death, domestic violence, and bullying.
Grief, sadness, anxiety, and fear are normal responses to these kinds of life challenges. But when these feelings are out of proportion to the situation or last weeks into months, psychological support can help you regain emotional and mental stability.
Common responses to emotional trauma are:
- Sudden and dramatic mood changes
- Intense fear the traumatic event will recur
Emotional trauma can even manifest physical symptoms like:
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Changes in appetite
- Digestive issues
- Sweating or shaking
- Back pain and aching muscles
- Stomach pain or tension in the abdomen
- The worsening of an existing medical condition
It’s helpful to understand that we are all individuals, and we all respond differently to different situations. You may not experience all of these symptoms, but what you are experiencing is not in your imagination. It is your body telling your mind that you need help.
” When we are no longer able to change a situation,
we are challenged to change ourselves.”
Research has shown that the mind can heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical injury. Using established protocols and procedures, I help activate the natural healing processes through Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR ) therapy.
EMDR is a psychotherapy technique used to help people to heal from the emotional and physical symptoms that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
Extensive research in the past 25 years has shown 84%-90% of single trauma victims no longer have post-traumatic stress disorder after only three 90 minute sessions.
You can find an excellent overview of EMDR, the treatment description, and the theoretical basis for EMDR therapy at the EMDR Institute’s website
Psychological support can help you regain emotional and mental stability. It is not a weakness to need or seek therapy. It takes strength to acknowledge you cannot solve a problem alone.
If you are experiencing a level of distress that affects your daily life and function, please reach out for help. You can contact me for a confidential consultation.