What is EMDR and How it Can Benefit You.

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based therapeutic approach that focuses on past negative experiences (memories) that are emotionally charged and driven. EMDR utilizes the learning capabilities of the brain to help process past experiences and integrate...

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The Benefits of EMDR with People Having History of Trauma

What is EMDR? EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing.  Eye movement or other forms of bilateral stimulation seem to activate problem-solving processes, something that happens during REM sleep when the eyes are darting back and forth.  EMDR clinicians focus...

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How Does Trauma Effect Children and Adolescents?

  What is trauma? Trauma is defined as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. Trauma can occur at any time in an individual’s life. Not all traumatic events leave visible marks on the individual’s body. Trauma can be held in...

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Mental Health Awareness Month

While in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to remember that this May is Mental Health Awareness month.  Over 43 million Americans live with some sort of serious mental illness. Unfortunately, only 41% of those struggling...

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Understanding and Practicing Self-Care

  What is self-care?  Self-care involves taking care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Self-care helps us feel better, e.g. feeling less stressed, anxious, depressed, and makes us more resilient. The first step for self-care is identifying and understanding our...

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The Benefits of Teletherapy During COVID-19

Telehealth (online counseling) has been around for years and has been increasing in popularity.  We have all been greatly impacted by COVID-19 and with orders to shelter in place, Teletherapy provides a good option for many people to follow...

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Understanding Eating Disorders

Eating disorders may be more prevalent than you realize. The latest statistics indicate that more than 30 million people in the U.S. will suffer from an eating disorder; 10 million of those individuals are men. Eating disorders involve severe disturbances in...

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Understanding Social Anxiety

What is Social Anxiety Disorder? Social Anxiety Disorder (also known as Social Phobia) is an Anxiety Disorder described as an overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in normal social situations. Social anxiety disorder affects approximately 15 million American adults and is the...

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