Drew DriverLicensed Professional Counselor, CSAT-C, LPC, NCC, MA
Regardless of your age, ideology, or ethnicity, sex should never feel empty, joyless, or demoralizing.
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.
Do you struggle with anxiety, self doubt, or people pleasing? Caught in a constant chaotic pattern of “fight or flight” survival mode? Dealing with unresolved past traumas that continue to hurt you today? I can help you shift from surviving in this world to successfully thriving in your life and relationships.
An ideal client, I envision someone who recognizes the importance of mental health and seeks support willingly. This individual might be grappling with issues such as anxiety, stress, or depression, acknowledging the impact these challenges have on their overall well-being. Their needs revolve around building coping mechanisms, enhancing emotional resilience, and fostering self-awareness. My ideal client is motivated by a genuine desire for personal growth and therapeutic interventions.
Healing does not mean the pain never existed; it means the damage no longer controls our lives. My name is Ashley and I am the owner of Transformations Counseling & EMDR Services. I work closely with a variety of adult individuals dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, and issues with self-image. Together, through a client centered approach, I will help you in setting and achieving goals to help you focus on what really matters to you.