Amy K. Cummings-AponteCounselor, Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor MH20515
Welcome! I am honored you have considered me to accompany you on your journey toward healing.
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 clients span the spectrum of gender and sexual orientation, and often come into therapy with specific concerns or goals related to anxiety, depression, trauma, gender, sexual problems, ADHD, attachment, and/or relationships. I've found that so many people are funny, smart, resourceful, and capable beyond their current beliefs about themselves. If you read this and think, "well, not me," then I accept your challenge! ;)
Have you been wondering where all the anxiety, self doubt and heavy fog come from and how you can feel better? Do you suspect that trauma is holding you back, and wonder what you could accomplish without it? My clients want to understand themselves on a deeper level, discover their purpose, improve their relationships and empower themselves with evidence-based tools for trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic illness and communication. I honor the unique identity of all humans I serve.