Pei-Chen HsuClinical Psychologist, Ph.D.
I have more than 20 years of clinical experience and I strive to provide genuine, compassionate, and evidence-based care to my clients.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) relies on a client's own rapid, rhythmic eye movements, and is founded on the belief that these eye movements can weaken the intensity of emotionally charged memories. EMDR is most often used to treat PTSD or other traumas, but is also sometimes used for panic attacks, eating disorders, addictions, and anxiety. EMDR sessions can last up to 90 minutes, and usually starts with a client rating their level of distress. A therapist then typically moves their fingers in front of your face (or sometimes toe tapping or musical tones), asking you to follow along with your eyes, while you recall a traumatic event and all the sensations that come with it. You will gradually be guided by the therapist to shift thoughts from the traumatic experience to a more comforting one. The goal of EMDR is to make disturbing memories less immobilizing. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s EMDR specialists today.
My particular areas of focus as an inclusive, culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed therapist intersect with people whose parents struggled with addiction, as well as those desiring to process religious trauma, women, couples, and anyone wanting to feel less anxious in their daily life.
Therapy is a "no judgement zone". It is a confidential safe space specific to your individual needs. The majority of my clients are interns, working professionals, or healthcare providers. Many of us have experienced a disruption in our routines or relationships over the past few years. If you are like many of my clients you are anxious, depressed, or having difficulties finding meaningful connections. Taking the next step is easy - reach out for a free consultation. You are almost there.