Caroline KellyLicensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Parenting is hard and can be isolating. You shouldn't have to do this alone. Together we can bring joy and playfulness back into your home
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.
You are a millennial parent or adult going back to school, trying hard to take your life to a better place, but feeling unequipped to do so because you didn’t have good examples of adults around you… Maybe your parents had mental health issues or addiction: you felt like you had to take care of them when you were a child. You are feeling like you are figuring out adulting on your own because of that. I have been there. I can guide you on this journey.