Angel HirschLicensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin
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.
Does it seem like on the outside you have it together, but deep down you are struggling? Does it feel like everything is on you and you're exhausted? Is it difficult for you to ask for help which leads you to feeling worried, stressed and overwhelmed. It makes sense that you feel this way maybe you've had experiences in the past that have convinced you that you have to do it all on your own. For this, you don't have to do it on your own. Let's see how we can work together.
A fundamental approach to my method of therapy is developing a therapeutic relationship built on compassion and authenticity. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and adolescents in their transitions in life, relationships, depression/anxiety, stress, grief and loss. I provide LGBTQ affirmative therapy, in that this population will be treated with a caring and welcoming environment. I am trained in evidence based Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
Do you feel tense all the time and get stuck in the past? Do you have endless worries and feel overwhelmed by grief and loss? Are the painful memories and terrible thoughts weighing you down? Do you feel depressed and anxious much of the time? Do you feel unworthy and feel gripped by shame? I can help because I'm not afraid of your painful past and can show you the way forward. Counseling with me is a judgement-free zone. You are worth the work and deserve to feel better today!