EMDR and Somatic Experiencing®
Many people have events in their past they look back upon, and perhaps try to forget. New or old, these feelings may linger faintly in the background for years, or may be so strong that they haunt us on a daily basis. You may have carried such a burden for years, shared your concerns with friends or family, or otherwise felt you have events in your past you would like to finally address. In each case, it’s perfectly normal to want to question and examine upsetting events that have occurred in your life. It’s also completely normal to feel that these same events, while upsetting, may not rise to the level of "trauma". Regardless of the depth or severity of your issues, past or present, trauma therapy can be enormously beneficial.
The events of the previous year have taken an enormous mental, emotional, and psychological toll on many. Prolonged isolation and hopelessness, along with feelings of fear, anger, and distrust can often resurface painful memories and past wounds that can remain with us for years to come. These feelings can also be a catalyst for change, and an opportunity for self-improvement and growth.
The good news is, trauma can be healed, and the science behind our understanding of how the brain works is greater now than at any point in human history. Of the thousands of clients I have seen over the years, one aspect always remains true; Taking the first step towards recovery can often be the most difficult part of the process. For most individuals, there is a deep sense of relief once they eventually do take that step.
While there are many ways to treat trauma, the two therapies I use most commonly are EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Somatic Experiencing® Therapy. In my experience, these two specific approaches to trauma therapy have yielded the best results for my clients, and have the advantage of being able to be used either separately, or in conjunction with one another.
Typically, my clients visit me in-person at my office, which is located in Columbia, TN. Depending upon your particular needs and personal schedule, your therapy visits can either be in-person, by phone, or provided remotely using a secure video teleconference.
In every instance, my clients and I work together to find the pace, and setting that they are most comfortable with. With that in mind, I encourage you to contact me, below, to schedule an appointment, so we can further discuss how leading-edge trauma therapy can help you be your best.