Dr. David BrooksClinical Psychologist, PhD, ABPP (RP), ABN
Hi I would be delighted to help you reduce anxiety and work through traumatic life experience, gain self esteem and deal with stressors.
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 practice is dedicated to providing quality counseling services in both Florida and Maine. I believe in the healing nature of connection, so I bring my authentic self into my work with clients. I have had the privilege to serve my community for over 10 years, working with individuals presenting with a variety of concerns and in a variety of settings. Please note that all initial contacts are answered via email. Thank you.
Does your anxiety get in the way when you are trying to talk to your partner, co-workers, boss, or clients and feel stuck? When we try to “fix” what is outside of us, inevitably, we will continue to feel stuck. When we try to look within ourselves; our emotions, thoughts, or prejudgments based on our beliefs or assumptions, we may challenge ourselves and ask what we believe is true. I hope you are willing to challenge yourself by examining your unquestioned mind. In-Network-VA, Out of network-FL
I address anxiety, life transitions, stress, and trauma, and also welcome those without a specific diagnosis who are simply striving for improved well-being. The journey can be challenging to navigate alone, but recognizing the need for support is the first courageous step towards breaking free from stagnation and experiencing genuine, transformative change. If you're motivated for change but need support finding your path, I'm here.