What is EMDR?

Trauma survivors often complain of recurring nightmares, sudden tearfulness, flashbacks, aversions to places or people and even somatic/physical discomforts. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), is a technology created about 20 years ago by Francine Shapiro, PhD. EMDR involves systematically bringing highly charged images/experiences to the conscious self without hypnosis where they can be rationally(…)

Anxiety Snapshot

One of my many reasons for working with individuals with Anxiety, Panic Attacks and PTSD is that they all carry a very good prognosis. Meaning that, when treated properly, we can expect positive results and we can expect them to last. When I hear of someone or meet someone who has suffered from long-term generalized(…)

Biggest Weapon On Board

Anxiety is one of the most common and debilitating issues on the planet. Anti-anxiety medication is a multi-billion dollar industry and appears to be epidemic partly due to cultural issues as well as personal/experiential issues. The intervention list for Anxiety is extensive. Treatment can include medications from the SSRI class or benzodiazepine class. The former(…)

Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

First, it is important to realize that couples therapy, marriage counseling and marital therapy are all the same. These different names have been used to describe the same process, with the difference often based on which psychotherapy theory is favored by the psychologist using the term, or whether an insurance company requires a specific name(…)

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