Ginny KingtonPsychologist, Psy.D., PMH-C
Are you struggling to cope with a major life event? Have you been experiencing anxiety and depression as a result of these changes?
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.
I work best with LGBTQ clients, chronically ill/disabled clients, ADHDer & autistic clients, clients who want to heal from diet culture, and clients who have survived trauma. Additionally, I have experience with sex workers, kink, polyamory, religious trauma, cancer and terminal illnesses, & relationship counseling with partners of differing neurotypes. I'm also passionate about working with grief and loss, union tradesworkers, and fellow geeks and fandoms.
Finding someone to connect with is the first step in changing your life and you have looked in the right place! Insight Wellness therapists will assist you in identifying triggers and examining your thinking patterns. Together we use your strengths to change how you handle stress, face problems, and overcome challenges. We begin our journey where you are, addressing current issues; learning to identify, manage, and prepare for a brighter future.