Bethany SalaLicensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Counseling Pyschology
My style is relational and supportive. Clients find my therapeutic presence to be gentle, insightful, and challenging.
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.
You have done what was expected of you and more, but despite all the work that you have done your life still isn’t the way you imagined, and you fear things will never change. You’re fed up with not trusting yourself, you can’t be “real” in relationships because of fear, and emotions run your life. You know that you want to do differently and be different, but you are unsure of what that even looks like because things have been this way for so long.
I work almost exclusively with the trans and nonbinary communities, and I have specialized in gender identities for the last 7 years. I am kink-aware, poly-friendly, and sex positive. I see clients as young as 13 years old. I am familiar with dissociation, as well as working with systems and plural folx.
You struggle with day to day activities because of the relentless negative loops that play over and over in your mind. You are anxious and do not know how to deal with or understand why. You are in a relationship with poor or no communication. You are a "people pleaser" and lack the inability to say "no". Small tasks feel overwhelming. You are confused and anxious about your next steps. You are ready to be the best version of yourself. Am I talking to you?