You don't have to just live with your trauma.
I use a combination of traditional talk therapy and EMDR with clients who are working through trauma. I also provide adjunct EMDR for clients who are doing traditional talk therapy with another therapist.
EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a groundbreaking, evidence-based treatment for traumas big and small. Whether you witnessed violence, experienced hardship, or had an emotionally volatile relationship, EMDR can help separate your emotional response from reminders of the trauma. When successful, EMDR can eliminate triggers and allow you to live a more calm, grounded, and joyful life free from the hypervigilance, anxiety, and negative beliefs trauma creates.
In other words, even though what happened to you won't ever be okay, with EMDR you can feel genuinely okay and safe - on a gut level - now that's it's over.
EMDR is widely applicable to trauma, phobias, and unresolved feelings from last week or decades ago. EMDR can help decrease the impact of:
EMDR looks different with each person, but always involves the use of bilateral stimulation (usually side-to-side eye movement) while a therapist guides you through reminders of the trauma toward resolution. Single-incident or simple traumas sometimes see resolution in as little as a few sessions, while more complex traumas can take longer.
If you're curious about what EMDR can do for you, let's chat.
Further reading on EMDR.