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.
"Therapy is for All" and every client should be met with knowledge, compassion and skill. Clients experiencing caregiving distress and grief. Or combating co-morbidities of financial and mental distress. Clients who identify as LGBTQ+. Clients struggling with perinatal mental health issues. And so much more. I've seen firsthand how mental health effects every aspect of my clients lives. And I've also seen that my client's have an amazing capacity for growth and healing.