Dr. Melanie GomezPsychologist, PsyD
Be an agent of change in your life so you can live it to the fullest!
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) relies on a client's own rapid, rhythmic eye movements, and is founded on the belief that these eye movements can weaken the intensity of emotionally charged memories. EMDR is most often used to treat PTSD or other traumas, but is also sometimes used for panic attacks, eating disorders, addictions, and anxiety. EMDR sessions can last up to 90 minutes, and usually starts with a client rating their level of distress. A therapist then typically moves their fingers in front of your face (or sometimes toe tapping or musical tones), asking you to follow along with your eyes, while you recall a traumatic event and all the sensations that come with it. You will gradually be guided by the therapist to shift thoughts from the traumatic experience to a more comforting one. The goal of EMDR is to make disturbing memories less immobilizing. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s EMDR specialists today.
My heart is racing again, and I can not catch my breath. I am just sitting down at work. I went to the doctor, and he said I was okay. I have been several times; lately, I know they are tired of seeing me. I do not want to go again. Last time, the nurse gave me some paperwork about something, but I did not read it. Through therapy, we can change this, ease the pounding heart, and change the anxiety to the excitement for life and what is to come. Life really can be better.
I believe my clients are looking for a caring , knowledgeable therapist to effectively support them. They may be experiencing depression or anxiety or undergoing life transitions like being a new parent, divorce, marriage, new job, moving, parenting challenges, menopause, aging parents, illness, or new relationships. They may need to work through unresolved feelings from their upbringing with caretakers or siblings. Overall, they're looking for more creative approaches to therapy & coping.