Bob Fischer

MA, Counseling and Human Services, LMHCA

Helping you heal your adverse childhood experiences through EMDR. Helping you unleash peace and joy and freedom in your life.

Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA
Supervised by Hilary Bolles, MED

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About My Clients

I work with clients who have had adverse childhood experiences in their lives – abuse, neglect, loss of a loved one, chronic illness. These left their marks on you, maybe showing up as anxiety, depression, rage, freezing, addiction and addictive behaviors, dissociation, failed relationships, or a life that seems out of your control. You may have done lots of therapy – and seen some improvement – but some of this stuff just doesn't change. EMDR is a powerful tool for healing these deep wounds.

My Background and Approach

In working with adverse childhood experiences – especially when you have several, as many people do – I work with a process that is tailored to each client. Although EMDR heals relatively quickly, we may assess that you need some basic coping skills you need to deal with your life, while we do the healing work. We'll work together to develop your ability to be mindfully present and peaceful in your life. We'll look at the coping tools you have been using, and look for ways to make them more adaptive for your present life. We'll strengthen your internal resources. We'll use these steps to make sure your psyche is on a firm foundation, which may be a relatively fast process, or may take more time – making it all that much more important. Then we'll start work healing your traumas. Overall the aim is to make the process of healing as gentle as possible, and make sure we're seeing progress and improvement each step of the way.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that each of us has the capacity, deep within, to heal. My role is to help open up that capacity in you, to guide your healing, to recognize when your process has become stuck and find a way to help you unstick yourself, and to act as a loving witness and advocate of your healing process. Using EMDR, we can quickly heal painful habits in the present – addiction and addictive behaviors, anxiety, rage, depression, avoidance – as well as healing those memories from the past that may be so painful to look at directly. EMDR helps you to heal in a way which in less painful than you might be imagining. Sometimes it feels like the healing has to be as painful as the original hurt, but I believe that isn't so. By making sure that you have the resources you need before we start processing, and by pacing the work using your internal gauge, I'll help you get through this healing process without having to immerse yourself in the original pain.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice

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901 Boren Ave
Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104-3509

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