Trauma, PTSD and Anxiety
I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other anxiety disorders; CBT is a research-supported intervention that has been shown to be quite effective for anxiety disorders. If your life has been impacted by trauma, and you are struggling to cope with this trauma, therapy can help. Post-traumatic stress disorder and other types of reactions to trauma can be quite crippling. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and use this therapy to help people heal from trauma.
EMDR was developed by Francine Shapiro and has been shown to be very effective in helping people with post traumatic stress disorder, or acute stress, cope with the trauma and move on so they can lead a more satisfying life. EMDR is not hypnosis and it does not “erase” the memory of the trauma; it does, however, help the person process the trauma so they can think about it in a different way. The goal is for the person to be able to think about the trauma in a way such that it is no longer distressing to them.