I approach counseling from a cognitive behavioral perspective in that patterns of thoughts and actions are explored in order to better understand the client’s problems and to develop solutions. I also have been trained in EMDR therapy in addressing trauma and anxiety related issues. I provide services in a variety of formats, including individually, with couples and families. I see clients of all ages and backgrounds with the exception that I do not work with children under the age of twelve.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a powerful psychotherapy technique, which has been very successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post-traumatic stress and many other emotional problems. Until recently, these conditions were difficult and time consuming to treat. EMDR is considered a breakthrough therapy because of its simplicity and the fact that it can bring quick and lasting relief for most types of emotional distress.
The EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, or tactile stimulation, which repeatly activates the opposite sides of the brain, releasing emotional experiences that are "trapped" in the nervous system. This assists the neurophysiological system, the basis of the mind/body connection, to free itself of blockages and reconnect itself. As troubling images and feelings are processed by the brain via the eye-movement patterns of EMDR, resolution of the issues and a more peaceful state are achieved.
Call After Hours Counseling for an assessment at (337) 781-4565.