Janine PurvisCounselor, LCSW, LCAC
I specialize in treating professionals experiencing excessive anxiety.
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 clients are individuals who are experiencing difficult life circumstances which contribute to high levels of stress and anxiety. Many find that the anxiety interferes with their ability to function well or live the life they want to live. I enjoy helping clients find a way to embrace themselves despite their circumstances, and learn more effective ways of handling stress. I also specialize in helping couples struggling with infertility, pregnancy loss, or adjusting to life after birth.
You feel as though you are constantly under a microscope and everyone is judging. You're overly concerned with others' evaluation of you. You have been told not to be "so sensitive". It is almost impossible for you to be free from worry an just be in the moment. I can help you discover your strengths and embrace your true self. It helps to have someone outside your circle available to listen to your unique perspective. I want to help you explore ways to stop perfectionism and over-thinking.
One step in the right direction can start you on a new path! In a warm, welcoming office, we offer in-person or virtual therapy in the Sarasota area, and are only 20 mins from Bradenton or Venice, FL. We provide adult psychotherapy, counseling for children (ages 3 & up), teen therapy, family therapy, couples/marriage counseling, and a variety of group therapy options-- including a DBT Skills Group online or in-person for teens & families, adults, LGBTQ+, expressive mindful arts, and more.