Martine JonesPsychologist, Psy.D.
Thank you for visiting! I am currently accepting new clients for online (video) and phone therapy.
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.
Are you struggling with anxiety and/or depression? Do you struggle to do the important things? Maybe your emotions are guiding your decisions and not your values? Going through a big change? Or perhaps, you're having difficulty with parenting? If any of these sound like something you're experiencing, please reach out. I'd be happy to talk with you to see if we would be a good fit for one another. Finding someone you are comfortable with is the most important aspect of successful therapy.
I have great care for all of my clients, and work diligently to help work through the challenges and difficult feelings they experience. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults regarding various issues, including: anxiety, depression, stress, complex trauma, oppression, relationships and intimacy, sexual assault and domestic violence, and LGBTQ+ dynamics. I am licensed in Virginia and DC which means I can see clients who are physically located in either jurisdiction.