Dr. Melanie GomezPsychologist, PsyD
Be an agent of change in your life so you can live it to the fullest!
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.
My ideal client is a highly sensitive and creative person who might find themselves struggling with anxiety, self-doubt, constant questioning of yourself, confusion and uncertainty. This may cause problems and stress in all areas of your life, including your relationships, your work, family, and the way you take care of yourself. I specialize in offering you tools to learn how to be a better guide to yourself, releasing old traumas, and inviting in new ways of seeing yourself in the world.
You’re trying to make changes but something’s not right. You can’t seem to find a way out. If you are feeling ready to change and helpless in knowing the next step, it may be time to consider a fresh pair of eyes. You can do more than survive and you deserve to be understood. Dealing with major changes takes specific skills. Together we can figure out what you need to know to move on.
Do you find yourself in the same relationship patterns over and over again? Do you feel like your past experiences are ruining your present life? Are you ready to start feeling like the person you know you really are deep down? I'm here to tell you that it is possible to have fulfilling relationships and deep, meaningful connection is within your reach.
My clients are ready for change. They value personal growth, self-improvement, and not afraid to work for what they want. My clients want to live up to their full potential and be the best version of themselves. Some of my clients know something needs to change but don't know exactly what and really don't know how to change. I can help. I partner with you and help you identify what you want to change, create a plan of action, and then give you the tools to get there.