Jessica Brohmer (she/her)

LMFT 119280
Accepting Clients

I am a trauma therapist specializing in online EMDR to treat childhood trauma from abuse, neglect, grief, and natural disasters.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Aptos, CA

  • Individual

About My Clients

My clients come to therapy carrying heavy memories from childhood that keep them stuck reliving the past. For many, it's their first time sharing with anyone about what they've been through. For others, they did speak up but the other person didn't listen, blamed them for what happened, or denied the trauma. That experience feels invalidating and can make you question if your trauma was real or if you're just overreacting. You want your experience to be heard.

My Background and Approach

I use Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR to help you reprocess your traumatic memories. EMDR is a safe, proven method of treating trauma that uses bilateral stimulation through eye movements to help ground you in your present safety while guiding you through your painful memories. Negative emotions, feelings, and behaviors are generally caused by unresolved earlier experiences pushing you in the wrong direction. The goal of EMDR therapy is to leave you with the emotions, understanding, and perspectives that will lead to healthy and useful behaviors and interactions. "Processing" does not mean talking about a traumatic experience. "Processing" means setting up a learning state that will allow experiences causing problems to be "digested" and stored appropriately in your brain. That means that what is useful to you from an experience will be learned and stored with appropriate emotions in your brain and can guide you positively in the future.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

You matter. You deserve to show up in your relationships, to have needs, to feel like you are wanted. But so many of us are missing those genuine connections. In our desire to be loved, we hide ourselves and become the person that others need so they won't leave. As a result, we get stuck feeling like we can't be fully authentic or others will reject us. But that kind of life feels hollow and empty. When you live for others, nobody is there to show up for you. You know the answer is to reconnect with yourself, to find those forgotten parts. But that kind of honesty and vulnerability can be paralyzing. What if you show up authentically in your closest relationships and you get rejected or invalidated? What if you discover that your closest relationships are one sided and conditional and being authentic means having to start over? It can feel terrifying to be open and vulnerable, and therapy can help you through your journey to reclaim your life and your identity.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $225/session

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