Melissa SeitzCounselor, LPC
I specialize in helping adolescents and adults process and learn the necessary coping skills to manage everyday life, I am trained in EMDR
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.
Are you struggling to heal from trauma, addiction, or making the necessary changes to better your life? Starting therapy, especially to heal trauma, can feel overwhelming & difficult. But you don’t have to do it alone. If you are looking for someone to help guide you on this journey, want a relaxed environment, but a straightforward & direct therapist who vows to treat you with respect & compassion, let’s talk. I have weekend, evening, & telehealth appointments available to best meet your needs.