Stephen GravoisLicensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A, NCC
Hi there! I am a licensed professional counselor associate in Fort Worth, TX specializing in anxiety, trauma, and OCD.
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.
You deserve to live the life that leaves you feeling fulfilled and excited.I am passionate about working with you in overcoming difficulties that occur through the growing pains of being human. From kids that struggle with knowing how to deal with their emotions, to individuals that are struggling to overcome life's difficulties, I specialize in helping you work through the trauma (big and small) that is keeping you feeling stuck in life.