Dr. Melanie GomezPsychologist, PsyD
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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.
If you're reading this, then you are ready for a change. You have tried to do things the "right" way your entire life, and yet you are somehow always getting it "wrong." The expectations of others are crushing, but they are nothing compared to your own expectations of yourself. Even on the best days, you feel numb and irritable. At your worst, the world feels unreal and you don't know who you are. You want to feel calm, be able to focus, and be able to relax. You want to be able to authentically
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