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.
Accepting new clients. Do you find yourself constantly avoiding experiences, even though they are important to you? Difficulty with controlling thoughts and behaviors that take you away from who you want to be? I have worked in different roles in community mental health services for 8 years and these experiences are all too common in our world today, as we are hardwired and have learned to avoid difficult thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
I work with clients who experience anxiety, depression, negative beliefs, interpersonal and relationship challenges and other responses to traumatic experiences they want to change. I also specialize work individuals in ethically non monogamous relationships that want to learn and grow in the relationships they seek. My goal is to provide a safe and empowering space for clients to work through challenges, reduce current symptoms and thrive. Sex positive, non-shaming approach to services.