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November 19, 2016

The Worst Advice Given To People With Trauma

It is difficult to see someone you love or care about experience life changing trauma. The worst advice given to people with trauma is not usually done to hurt or cause pain but instead said out of desperation to help. Many people who haven’t experienced a major trauma event in their life are not prepared […]

November 13, 2016

10 Ways EMDR Therapy Helps Teens to Heal from Trauma

Here are 10 ways that EMDR therapy can help teens heal from trauma. EMDR therapy is effective and works fast-teenagers and their parents usually don’t want to commit to years of weekly therapy. Research shows that with single incident traumas EMDR therapy can resolve traumatic symptoms in a matter of 6-10 sessions. Teenagers need sleep […]

November 13, 2016

What to Look for in a Trauma Therapist

Many people wait months or even years before reaching out for help from a therapist. Survivors of trauma in particular can feel shame and be fearful to discuss the event. This often leads to them feeling hopeless believing that there isn’t anyone who can help them let alone understand what is happening to them. Feeling […]

September 26, 2016

EMDR Therapy for Seniors

Older men and women are faced with many challenges in their later life including; the death of a spouse, friends and relatives. They also face growing medical issues and life transitions which can lead to depression and anxiety. Also, when new trauma takes place in their life it can create a ‘domino effect’ reactivating old […]

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. ( 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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