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EMDR Therapy at One-Eighty Counseling
If you have tried talk therapy in the past and feel it did not help as much as you believed it should have, then EMDR Therapy may be of interest to you. One-Eighty Counseling, P.A. is pleased to offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy to our clients. EMDR Therapy allows clients to choose how much information to disclose about issues they would like to address in therapy sessions and does not require clients to complete homework assignments as many other therapy approaches do.
EMDR Therapy is
EMDR Therapy was first discovered in 1987 by Dr. Francine Shapiro, a psychologist
Trauma may not be the only type of psychological injury that causes symptoms that present as those of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Adverse life experiences are seen as potentially life-altering, ego-bruising, and/or exceeding the person’s capacity to cope may present with symptoms similar to PTSD. In our trauma-focused approach, trauma is subjective and what may be considered traumatic for one person may not be traumatic for another person. In short, if something was traumatic for the person, then it was trauma.
The memory of the trauma or adverse life experience may become “frozen in time” in the brain and remembering the moment or moments (and others associated with it) may feel as bad as going through it the first time. This is because the images, sounds, smells, emotions, and possibly body sensations remain the same and are “stuck” in the brain. The trauma may have a lasting negative
EMDR Therapy appears to affect how the brain processes information. The way EMDR Therapy works
Areas that EMDR Therapy has been demonstrated to help with:
Substance use disorders
We have clinicians trained to treat special populations including first responders (police, fire, EMS, 911 communications), military personnel, dual diagnosis (mental health/substance abuse), and Complex PTSD.
For more information on EMDR Therapy, please visit emdria.org, the EMDR International Association’s official website. All clinicians utilizing EMDR Therapy in our practice are trained by EMDRIA-Approved training programs, a standard as part of One-Eighty Counseling’s commitment to excellence in trauma-focused care.
Developed by :
Paula Lavocat, LPC, LCAS, NCC, CCTP, BC-TMH
Clinical Director, Substance Abuse and Addiction Services
EMDRIA-Certified EMDR Therapist and Consultant-in-Training (CIT)
NCBLPC Qualified Clinical Supervisor