Jennifer KulkaLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
I help victims & survivors of trauma release shame and find meaning again.
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 feel like your mind races so much that you bounce from one thing to another without finding relief or resolution? I help individuals and families with adolescents feel a lot less anxious so that they can live with an inner calm and confidence to meet challenges without lashing out or breaking down. Chronic anxiety can disconnect you from loved ones and interfere with work. I can help you recognize and diminish the self-defeating behaviors that create the snowball effect .
My clients are motivated to change their behaviors and circumstances and work hard to create progress through practice of new skills. I work with single-event and complex trauma, dissociation, and personality/interpersonal difficulties as well as more general mental health conditions. My clients are usually between the ages of 18 and 50 but other clinicans work with younger and older clients. We are LGBTQ+ friendly, multi-culturally aware, and sex positive.