Jennifer KulkaLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
I help victims & survivors of trauma release shame and find meaning again.
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.
I believe everything happens for a reason and we all have a purpose and sometimes its hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Often times, we are stuck in old habits of thinking, feeling and communicating. As a therapist, my goal is to assist you through the change process while providing a non-judgmental, safe space for clients to explore their feelings, hopes and fears. Keeping therapy both interactive and collaborative we embark together on this journey.
In many ways you are highly successful, but deep down you know something is not quite right. Experiences in your childhood are impacting your relationships, the way you parent, and the way you see yourself. It often shows up like symptoms of anxiety, depression, and body-based pain. Together we can explore the roots of your symptoms, increase resources for coping, and reprocess stressful or traumatic memories to help get you unstuck.
I work with individual adults & couples from a variety of communities who feel stuck, who would like to learn new coping skills, heal & grow. Whether you are navigating relationship issues, life transitions or trying to understand why you are in pain it is healing to be seen, heard & accepted. This is what I strive to create in our therapeutic relationship while helping you to connect with and understand parts of yourself you may have felt the need to keep hidden.