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Therapy Tailored to Meet The Needs of Each Client

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Trauma Therapy

Being traumatized means continuing to organize your life as if the trauma were still going on—unchanged and immutable—as every new encounter or event is contaminated by the past.

(van der Kolk, Bessel . The Body Keeps the Score (p. 53). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition).

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.

Addiction-Motivational Interviewing

Addiction comes in many forms. Substances like alcohol, drugs and food are one form of addition. Behavioral addictions can be just as devastating. Gambling, pornography, shopping, online gaming and sex are examples. The brain is altered by overexposure to dopamine ( a Nuero transmitter in the brain). Activities and substances spike dopamine levels and cause a rush or high. However, over time tolerance develops and more of the addiction is needed until the person no longer has a choice. The cycle of addiction begins: try to quit, fail and start again. It can be heart breaking and spiritually devastating


Motivational Interviewing has been shown to be highly effective in helping clients become willing to take the steps necessary to step out of the cycle of addiction. The process involves working with the client to help them find their own motivation to take the next step and continue on the journey to freedom.


12 step programing, and trauma work are often coupled with Motivational Interviewing to help support the change in lifestyle. Addiction affects the whole family.

Counseling can also help families find healing. In addition, Al Anon is another support group that is often recommended for family members of someone who is suffering with addiction.

Balancing Rocks

Mindfulness and Meditation
Learning to Live in the Now. 

Most people think of mindfulness or meditation as some new age thing. In reality, both skills help us learn how to stop future tripping or digging up the past. Both  help teach us how to manage stress and increase one’s ability to tolerate distress. It also helps us listen to God and enjoy our beautiful world. In short, it is a skill that if practiced has big benefits!

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