Have you ever had symptoms, beliefs and behaviors that you can’t explain, and because of that, blame yourself for them? In my practice, I encounter this frequently. I will meet people who suffer from some combination of low self-esteem, depression, substance abuse, chronic relationship difficulties, emotional numbness, codependence, chronic shame, fatigue, or almost any other psychological malady, and because they can’t understand their experiences, they think of them as char
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is more than just a therapeutic technique; it’s an entire theory of human psychology. And, without trying to, it incorporates tenets from many different evidence-based schools of psychotherapy such as Psychodynamic and Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT). Because it’s a relatively rapid treatment, it can accomplish much more efficiently some therapeutic tasks, such as reducing stress, anxiety, and symptoms arising from Post-Traumati
Do you think you may have PTSD? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD) refers to a set of thoughts, feelings, and experiences that commonly follow exposure to a traumatic event.
So What's a "Traumatic Event"?
Traumatic events are usually those in which a person is exposed to actual or threatened death, serious injury or sexual violation. Things like rapes, car accidents, natural disasters; physical, sexual and emotional abuse (whether during childhood or adulthood); or