Ginny KingtonPsychologist, Psy.D., PMH-C
Are you struggling to cope with a major life event? Have you been experiencing anxiety and depression as a result of these changes?
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.
Are you feeling stuck or confused? Struggling with anxiety or depression? Do you find yourself going over certain events or conversations from the past? Are you losing sleep or struggling to focus? At some point, we all experience difficulties and unpleasant feelings and emotions in life. You can learn to navigate these and find relief.
Whether you realize it or not, just by being here and considering a therapist you have already begun a journey of change. Whether you have a specific life goal or hurdle you are working on or if you are struggling with things like depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, addiction, relationship issues, or career-related struggles, I would love to help.
I enjoy working with emerging adults (18-29) and adults (30-65) who recognize they would like to make changes in their life due to stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, grief, and trauma. Together we will actively collaborate to identify your strengths and challenges and your goals for treatment. We will develop a plan together to get you where you want to be in life.