Victoriya SlavichPsychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
I am committed to personalized care, meeting patients on their terms, and helping all achieve a fulfilling life.
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 have struggled with OCD, hair pulling, or skin picking and are looking to speak to someone with specialized experience treating these difficulties. I am developing a speciality for those struggling with anxiety related to the climate crisis.
Sometimes life is really hard and we need a space to express our thoughts, feelings and experiences that continue to hurt today. Possibly you have experienced a trauma or stressful event that still impacts you. You may be depressed, anxious or are having problems in your relationships or at work. Perhaps you are struggling with managing your stress and know that something needs to change but you aren’t sure what steps to take. Therapy is a safe place to learn new strategies to heal.