Lauren EarleCounselor, LMHCA, NCC
Hello! I help adults and teens (15+) move toward their values by becoming more open and aware of themselves in the present moment.
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.
Rather than viewing people as inherently flawed with problematic behaviors and thoughts that require treatment, person-centered therapy identifies that each person has the capacity for personal growth and change. With a person-centered approach there is recognition with the ability to trust the human potential and doing this with empathy and unconditional positive regard will foster change.
I offer a non-judgmental space to explore the biggest, messiest, most meaningful questions of your heart and mind. I work with people who struggle with anxiety, PTSD, perfectionism, burn-out, and stress, as well as those navigating the unique challenges of being highly sensitive. I also work with those whose symptoms don’t easily fit into these categories…. they feel existential dread, or deeply lonely, or wonder if others know something about joy and wonder that they do not.
Is your job or life overwhelming? Are you struggling with anxiety and trauma and get overwhelmed by life and can't feel successful. Are you struggling to keep your relationship together? I have helped hundreds of people work through the problems of adult life and overcome adversity. I also work with the LGBT community and assist people finding themselves in an unsafe world. If you find yourself overwhelmed, unhappy and needing a vision for yourself I can definitely help.