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August 30, 2016

Why Are Gay Men Avoidant of Therapy

There are many reasons why gay men may enter into therapy: coming out, internalized homophobia, substance abuse, health concerns, lack of support from family, feelings of isolation, and not feeling accepted within their own community. (https://www.talkspace.com/blog/2016/06/the-mental-health-issues-gay-men-deal-with/) But many men have experiences that have dissuaded them from therapy. There are men who have had therapists that have […]

August 14, 2016

Emotional and Physical Regulation in Trauma Recovery

A key aspect for people experiencing trauma is difficulty with emotional and physical regulation. Clients with trauma often find themselves feeling overwhelmed and intensely emotional. They might feel out of control with intrusive body sensations or memories of traumatic events. They can also feel too low, shut down, disconnected from themselves and others. They can feel […]

August 12, 2016

What Is Your ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Score?

The ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study is one of the largest scientific research studies of its kind, with over 17,000 mostly middle income Americans participating. The focus was to analyze the relationship between childhood trauma and the risk for physical and mental illness in adulthood. Over the course of a decade, the results demonstrated a […]

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August 1, 2016

Angi Smith, LMHC

Congratulations to Angi Smith, LMHC who has started the process of working towards her EMDR Certification! Angi is going above and beyond the basic training requirement for therapists trained in EMDR. Although, Angi has been a licensed therapist for the last 12 years and a trained EMDR therapist for 9 years she will be taking her […]

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July 25, 2016

EMDR Therapy and PTSD

Channel 2 News Report- This video of a Channel 2 News report shows the use of EMDR therapy on PTSD. It also gives the viewer a better understanding of the EMDR process and the reviews and research which supports its effectiveness.

July 24, 2016

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples Can Soothe the Brain

We are innately designed to attach to others, to seek safety and connection to those that we love the most. This type of connection helps us to feel more confident and empowered in our personal lives. Unfortunately, in life there are times when couples get caught in cycles of disconnection. During these key moments couples […]

July 1, 2016

A Veteran’s Guide to Coping with 4th of July and the Science of PTSD

A couple years back I was having a conversation with a family member about how triggering fireworks can be this time of year for people suffering from PTSD. He stated that, while sympathetic, he didn’t understand how someone could be startled or scared by the loud, sometimes shrill, sound of fireworks exploding if they logically […]

July 1, 2016

EMDR Therapy Helps those Suffering

Trauma in young children is stored in a “baby state” in which there are no images or thoughts about the trauma, just a felt sense of terror, abandonment, hurt or shame that never seems to go away. Babies absorb everything around them including their mother and environment.

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June 24, 2016

Veterans and EMDR Therapy

As we celebrate Memorial Day we remember those men and women who have lost their lives serving in the armed forces. But we also feel gratitude to those who survived. Sometimes surviving a military experience can be very difficult. The startle response, nightmares, anger and survivor guilt are just a few of the symptoms that […]

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