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.
I use a client-centered approach. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma, and low self-esteem. I am trained in EMDR and parts and memory therapy. I meet my clients where you are on your journey, and we will develop a plan to set goals. I will provide support to help you make the changes you want to improve and help you identify your strengths.
Sick of obsessing about food, weight, and body image? Sick of obsessing, period? Scrutinizing your body in the mirror? Maybe you are a slave to your repetitive rituals or a slave to the gym? Have you concluded, your relationship to food, exercise and your body is irreparably screwed up? Are your problems embarrassing? If you've landed on my page, chances are, you you'd like to "just eat like a normal person" or just relax without all the intrusive, unwanted BS that occupies your brain space.
Are you experiencing severe anxiety, overwhelmed by fear, struggling to sleep or confused by your loss of interest in things that used to bring you joy? Are you feeling emotional unstable in an intimate relationship, but stable in all your others? Do you say to yourself, 'something is not right', but can't pinpoint what it is? You may have been targeted by a Narcissist or experienced relational trauma. Together you and I will work together to discover the source and reclaim yourself.