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.
You’ve been struggling with overwhelming emotion, anger, frustration, sadness, fear, at times hopeless that you will ever feel grounded. Emotions hit you like unrelenting ocean waves, and you’re being tossed and thrown around trying to get above water for some air. You’re tired of feeling disconnected and disengaged from life, you want to feel secure in yourself and go after what you want. You want a life that feels good and important.