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.
Life can be hard! My hope is that working with me can help change that. I specialize in helping women and young people heal from challenging life experiences and trauma, even when it feels impossible, so you feel more joy, peace, and inspired to reach your goals. I also enjoy working with busy women, pregnancy and postpartum challenges, and college students who are struggling to find balance or have felt like something is holding them back from creating the life they want.
In my clinical experience I have had the opportunity to work with a diverse population in age, culture, gender identity and expression, economic background, and diagnoses. This is one of the things I love most about being a therapist is being able to support all different people from all walks of life. I specialize in trauma work but have experience and enjoy supporting my clients in whatever challenges life brings.
Our clients are everyday people looking to get back to a better place, or find happiness for the first time when it has seemed unattainable. I can help you with life transitions, stress, anxiety, depression, family issues and couples concerns, problems with your children, addictions (including food addiction,) career issues, and more. I would be honored to walk with you on your journey back to wellness. Call or text me 24/7 at 585-524-0008 to get more information!