It can be hard to keep the past in the past. If you have been through difficult experiences you may have noticed that it still impacts you in ways today - sometimes ways that seem unrelated and sometimes in ways that seem very obvious. EMDR can't erase what happened to you, but it can help "turn the volumne down" on the past. After a successful series of EMDR sessions you will still be able to remember what happened, but it won't be able to control your life anymore.
Depression is the most common reason clients seek treatment. If you're feeling depressed (unmotivated, sluggish, sad, disconnected) EMDR can help your brain get back to normal so that you can enjoy your life again - or for the first time.
Everyone gets anxious sometimes, but if anxiety is ruling your life EMDR can help your brain learn to cope so that you can get on with your life. If anxiety has robbed you of your happiness, relationship, productivity, or job - EMDR can help.
Although I do not offer a full DBT program I am very familar with DBT and RO-DBT and find that these concepts easily support EMDR work.
I have many years experience in addiciotn counseling and am a WA State Chemical Dependency Professional. I enjoy work with people in reocovery - including those who adhere to the 12-Step program, as well as those who do not.
EMDR is the main way I do counseling for 2 reasons. 1) It works. I was an EMDR client a decade ago and it changed my life. 2) It works fast. Traditional talk-therapy is great, and I'm happy to do it with you, but EMDR works on a part of your brain that just talking can't get to. EMDR often works in less than 8 sessions, instead of years and years of talk therapy.