What to expect from therapy the first time

The First Time You Go In deciding to try psychotherapy, you have already accomplished a difficult and challenging step: recognizing that a mental health, emotional, or relationship concern could use some support. You may feel conflicted about going to therapy. Yet approximately half of the population will experience a serious psychological issue at some point…

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,…

EMDR Therapy for Panic Attacks For no apparent reason, your heart begins to race, you are sweating, your chest hurts and taking a breath seems labored or impossible.  Chills begin to rack your spine, the world seems far away, and you honestly think you might be having a heart attack, dying, or suddenly going off…

By: A.M. Nelson, LMFT EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and it is a non-traditional type of psychotherapy.  EMDR uses eye movements (or sounds, lights, physical touch) while guided by a therapist. EMDR therapy was developed by Francine Shapiro and uses the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) theory.  The AIP is a learning theory…

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