Sheri FreyLicensed Master of Social Work, Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW)
Healing from trauma can be difficult, but you do not need to do it alone.
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.
Life has a way of challenging us at times. If you’re reading my profile here, it’s likely your anxiety and stress levels are high at the moment. You may feel overwhelmed or stuck without a way through. Your sense of safety may be missing and balancing yourself and life is a challenge. You’re likely tired and ready for a change. Many of my clients feel this way when they reach out to me. Most of the people I work with are between 20 and 50 addressing challenges in relationships, careers, alcohol
I will work with clients through most issues. However, a client might be an especially good fit for me if they are navigating religious trauma, sexual trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, polyamory/non-monogamy, life transitions, or mood disorders.
My clients come to me feeling stuck, overwhelmed or lost. Often, they feel like something is wrong with them because they struggle so much to figure out who they are and how to function and feel like they belong in the world and within their relationships. They struggle with anxiety, people-pleasing, and low self-esteem. Many also suffer from religious trauma/spiritual wounds that complicate their sense of self and trust in the world.