Let’s face it, life can be hard. Changes happen all too often, and sometimes we need a different type of support than our friends and family can give.
We get it.
At Family Pride we understand that starting counseling may be difficult but we know treatment often leads to better relationships, reduced feelings of distress, and improved problem solving.
We are invested in helping you accomplish your goals. Counseling aims to address personal, relational, substance abuse, or mental health concerns through a collaborative effort between you and your therapist. All of our clinicians hold a Social Work, Counseling, or Chemical Dependency License.
So…Let’s get started on achieving your goals!
What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is one approach to therapy that Family Pride offers. It is a form of psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the emotional distress of a traumatic experience. Trauma is experienced uniquely by the individual, what you may find traumatic, might not be distressing to someone else. EMDR allows YOU to target a specific trauma or negative event experienced. This could include childhood trauma, car accident, abuse, phobias, divorce, medical trauma, natural disasters, etc.
How does it work?
Traumatic events are stored in short term memory. No matter how long ago the actual event happened, it causes symptoms that are similar to the reactions you experienced when the trauma occurred. EMDR helps to remove the “block” that can get in the way of the natural healing process. By using bilateral stimulation, therapists are able to trigger biological mechanisms similar to REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. The client focuses on a certain memory or feeling associated with their trauma while the therapist uses bilateral stimulation, helping the client’s brain to process the memory.
Why does it work?
This method allows clients to heal themselves through their own emotional and intellectual processes without undergoing traditional talk therapy. It allows clients to transform former uncomfortable and negative feelings, to self-empowerment. Clients report a shift toward well-being, a sense of release, a feeling of peace, acceptance, and a deep appreciation for their own strength after EMDR therapy.