holiday advice for anxiety

The Holidays can be a time of joy and generosity, or it can exacerbate the dread and worry within us and challenge mental health. Along with the extra activities, travel, and spending, comes the additional social contact that can strike fear in the hearts of the anxious ones. In addition, those well-meaning friends and family…

emdr for dummies - emdr therapy to rewrite your history

How Your Brain Organizes Your Memories, Emotions, and Feelings One way to understand how EMDR therapy works is to think of life experiences as a file system. When experiences, emotions, and physical sensations are manageable and make sense, the brain automatically sorts through these, disregards what is unnecessary, and places the remaining files in long…

Is EMDR therapy effective

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy technique and tool that has helped a significant number of people heal and move past trauma and PTSD. The process of EMDR treatment addresses past, present, and future events and beliefs. While EMDR cannot change past events, it has helped others to significantly change how they…

Does EMDR Work? EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, and is a non-traditional psychotherapy approach. This model was created by Francine Shapiro in the 1980s, so it is relatively new (as compared to Sigmund Freud’s creation of psychoanalysis in late 1800s/early 1900s). Over the past 40 years, EMDR has been demonstrated to be…

Short Term Therapy: Weeks, Not Years I see a range of clients who experience suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, attachment and relationship difficulty, or life changes. I have treated other psychotherapists and worked with mental health community providers who serve on the front lines in their communities. I have treated first responders, medical staff,…

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Assertive communication is saying what you mean in a way that displays mutual respect for yourself and others.  This direct and healthy style of communication offers many benefits including: sharing your needs and wants, increased self esteem, ability to say “yes” or “no” to requests, reduced inner conflict, reduced arguing and outer conflict.  This style…

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