Robyn MendiolaLicensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I am aware that we are all on our own journeys and there is no, one size fits all approach to therapy. Lets explore your individual needs!
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 work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Although working with various populations requires differing approaches, I see many of the same presenting issues whether I'm working with individuals or with relationships: communication issues, betrayal, trauma (intergenerational, sexual, emotional, psychological, and physical), anxiety, depression, and unhealthy ways of coping. It is important that my clients collaborate with me in finding the best solutions in their therapeutic process.
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 having a hard time coping with feelings of anxiety and/or depression? Are you a couple feeling intrenched in old patterns but unsure what to do next? You’re not alone. Often, the hardest place to be is feeling stuck and yet helpless to change your situation. I work with individuals and couples to grow their inner strengths, to help them make sense of their feelings and to heal any past trauma that might be keeping them from moving forward.