WELCOME! Change is hard for nearly everyone. I want to acknowledge your bravery for considering therapy and for taking the step of looking for a therapist who will support you in your journey.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT? All sessions are via Telehealth. When we first meet, we will get to know each other to assure that we will have a compatible therapeutic relationship. A strong therapeutic alliance is the foundation of the therapy process. I will gather a complete history from you so that together we can develop a comprehensive treatment plan to meet your needs. I exclusively offer my clients a specialized treatment modality called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I integrate client centered, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and solution focused approaches to my work.
WHAT IS EMDR and how will it help? EMDR is an integrative treatment approach that utilizes bilateral stimulation (back and forth type movements) to reprocess emotionally charged memories. This modality will not eliminate memories of traumatic events, anxiety or depression, but will rather help your mind "digest" them so that they are no longer intrusive or impacting your day to day functioning. Emily is an EMDR Certified practitioner and EMDR International Association approved Consultant in Training.