Trauma and EMDR Therapy Los Angeles, CA
Thank you for your courage and the incredible awareness it took to reach out for help today. By doing so, you have taken an important first step in living a life free of the lingering effects of trauma.
The effects of psychological trauma and distress can take many forms and diagnosis including PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Emotional distress can occur after experiencing or witnessing a single terrifying event like the death of a loved one or an act of violence. Or, it can occur after chronic or repeated experiences of psychological, emotional, physical or sexual abuse. Regardless of the nature or frequency of the incident(s), when upsetting things happen to us they can get “stuck” in our minds and we can re-experience them through our daily beliefs, thoughts, emotions, and body sensations.
You don’t have to feel stuck anymore. I can help.
There is a way out of what might seem to be an endless cycle of pain and reliving events over and over again, as if they just happened. Symptoms of PTSD include reliving the event or events that originally caused the trauma and therefore, it can be incredibly difficult for clients to seek help due to misconceptions that others simply don’t understand. As a trained and experienced trauma therapist, I do understand and I want you to know that relief from this debilitating pain is definitely attainable.
If traumatic experiences are left untreated, they can often change how a person perceives the world, social interactions, and relationships. I have helped my clients overcome the burden and impacts of trauma and helped them to improve their mental wellness and overall quality of life. I would like to help you do the same and welcome the chance to discuss if therapy is right for you. Let’s talk!
What is EMDR and how can it help me?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of psychotherapy that has been extensively researched and scientifically proven to effectively treat the symptoms and emotional distress associated with disturbing life experiences, similar to when your body recovers from a physical wound.
EMDR uses the power of the brain’s natural ability to heal, to soften and process disturbing memories and the physical sensations, sounds, images and thoughts associated with those emotionally disturbing events. The brain is a remarkable organ; pliable and attuned to healing. EMDR takes advantage of the brain’s ability to heal painful past experiences that are influencing our sense of self, emotions, behaviors, and beliefs. EMDR Therapy can help liberate you from the confines of the past so that you may enjoy all that life offers in the present.
The process is very simple and effective. As an EMDR practitioner, I am able to help my clients reprocess traumatic events and allow the mind to complete the healing process faster than would be possible with just talk-therapy alone.
Common types of trauma that I treat:
+ Sexual Abuse
+ Physical Abuse
+ Emotional, Psychological or Verbal Abuse
+ Loss / Grief
+ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
+ Attachment Injuries
These methods combined with my holistic-solution-focused approach have provided relief for past and current clients. I have been able to successfully curate an environment for clients that is open, honest, and judgment-free.
If you are suffering from past or current traumatic events of any kind, I can help you get unstuck and on your way to mental wellness. My clients often communicate that my sessions feel safe and productive and have helped improve their quality of life, exponentially. No matter what type of trauma you have experienced, psychotherapy sessions in combination with the methods and techniques outlined above can work together in order to lessen the impact the experience has on your daily life.
I’m honored to assist you in your recovery. Please give me a call or fill out my contact form and let’s talk.
If this is an emergency, please dial 911 or the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255. There is always help, there is always hope.