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Anxiety, Fear or Stress Issues in Sacramento? Sacramento Anxiety Counselor

I’d like to introduce you to Mary Reigel, LMFT, a dedicated and caring, highly qualified and experienced EMDR therapist in Sacramento, CA. She specializes in treating fears, anxieties and severe stress, including medical trauma.  I keep meeting her at valuable trainings around the state, including yesterday in La Jolla taught by Katie O’Shea.

We are going deeper into a wonderful, effective, safe and efficient way to help people with their emotions, including fear, sadness, depression, anxiety, and many, many more.  This approach, using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing psychotherapy) helps people to resolve disturbing past experiences, especially those that happened early in their lives, that may be the cause of current emotional difficulties.  O’Shea’s method allows emotions to serve us, come and go easily, and not be problems in our life.

Mary is EMDRIA Certified in EMDR and an Approved Consultant.  She can help you to learn this way to live with your emotions.  Please link below to Mary Reigel’s profile to call her in Sacramento and get going today.

Mary’s Profile Page for Sacramento in ComprehensiveTherapyApproach.com

 

Anxiety, Fear or Stress Issues in Auburn, California? Auburn Anxiety Counselor

I’d like to introduce you to Merrill Powers, LMFT, a dedicated and caring, highly qualified and experienced EMDR therapist in Auburn, CA. She specializes in treating fears, anxieties and stress.  I keep meeting her at valuable trainings around the state, including yesterday in La Jolla taught by Katie O’Shea.

We are learning a wonderful, effective, safe and efficient way to help people with their emotions, including fear, sadness, depression, anxiety, and many, many more.  This approach, using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing psychotherapy) helps people to resolve disturbing past experiences, especially those that happened early in their lives, that may be the cause of current emotional difficulties.  O’Shea’s method allows emotions to serve us, come and go easily, and not be problems in our life.

Merrill is EMDRIA Certified in EMDR and an Approved Consultant.  She can help you to learn this way to live with your emotions.  Please link below to Merrill’s profile to call her in Auburn and get going today.

 

Merrill’s Profile Page on ComprehensiveTherapyApproach.com

 

“Shoot First” is a sad attempt to prevent trauma or death

Rethinking Florida’s “Shoot First” Law

We live in an instant gratification society.  People don’t take the necessary time to think or talk things through.  Some college roommates argue by sitting side by side at their desks, texting the conflict.  Some don’t know how to turn, face each other and share directly.  I’ve heard the report of a man learning of his girlfriend’s affair through a Facebook boast by the new boyfriend.  In Florida we have people scared that they might be attacked, shooting quickly, with fatal results.  And now in California, we have a producer of an inflammatory video about the Prophet Mohammed who has caused great aggravation to Muslims, resulting in the death of our ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens yesterday, September 12, 2012.

 

As EMDR Trauma therapists, we deal with the aftermath, all the loss, grief and pain that got “sprayed” by the bullets.  I treat trauma survivors, which may include survivors, family members or witnesses.  In an excellent documentary called “EMDR” a college professor said, “If you don’t transform pain, you transmit it.”  EMDR is a research validated way to efficiently transform pain and trauma.  I am concerned the “Shoot First” law Florida will transmit more and more pain and trauma.

To learn more about how EMDR can help with the pain of traumas and tragedies, please visit our website:

www.ComprehensiveTherapyApproach.com

Floridians, please rethink this law.  I can understand the frustration that went into it, but there are better solutions.

In addition to being a therapist, I have been a self-defense instructor.  That training is excellent, and could be given to every high school student, especially if it also gives the skills for psychological defense against psychological assault/bullying/gossip (or whatever you want to call it).  When people feel confident in their physical and assertive skills, they can see problems coming and avoid or overcome them.  This is just one suggestion.

Travon Martin did not need to die.  Please correct the situation with a better solution to an important problem.  Let us prevent more people in ordinary life from suffering extraordinary, early death.  I understand the law was an attempt to do that.  But we can and must do better.  Best wishes to Florida in doing so.

EMDR Movie, a Documentary by Michael Burns, reviewed by Vista Counselor Belle Hazelhurst

“I am a psychotherapist practicing since 1990 and utilizing EMDR since my first training in 1995.
This documentary is an excellent overview of the history, research, and profound healing potential of this very gracious healing modality. Michael Burns has done a very thorough and compelling review, interviewing numerous researchers and professionals in the field, along with interviewing clients.
He weaves into the narrative beautiful stories of deep healing with individuals and children who have lived through overwhelming trauma and had the good fortune of finding their way to competent EMDR therapists who assisted them to find their way back to health, balance, and wholeness again.
The film lasts just over an hour and was quite captivating and interesting the entire time. I will definitely be utilizing this film to further educate and introduce clients to the power of EMDR. It is my hope that this film will reach a larger audience so that more people will become aware of this amazingly respectful and deep potential for (often quickly) moving people from pain and suffering into healing and freedom. Thank you, Michael Burns, for this beautiful piece of work and your part in spreading this information out to the world in a larger way.”
About Belle:  She is a talented therapist who first introduced me to EMDR in 1997 when I needed to overcome the fear of starting a private practice.  She did such a great job that my fear was overcome in 2 sessions.  I immediately wanted to become an EMDR therapist.  Her office in Vista, CA is good for people in North County Coastal communities. — Dana Terrell, LCSW, EAC
To link to a profile for Belle Hazlehurst, RN, MFT, please click on her name.

Seattle Counselor for Stress, Grief and Loss: Victoria Claravall

 Victoria Claravall is an EMDR Therapist in Seattle

Victoria can help with Stress, Trauma, even PTSD, Grief/Loss, whether it just involves you, or your relationship or even the whole family.  To learn more about her and her services, please see her listing on our local web directory for Certified EMDR Therapists:  ComprehensiveTherapyApproach.com

Victoria’s Seattle Profile Page

North Seattle Counselor Offers Help with Infertility Coping and Resolution

Denise Sterchi is an EMDR Therapist in North Seattle

She has much experience helping people with Infertility Coping and Resolution, self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, assertiveness.  To learn more about her services, check out her listing on our local web resource for Certified EMDR therapists:  ComprehensiveTherapyApproach.com.

North Seattle residents:  Link here to Denise Sterchi’s profile page

 

 

 

Seattle Counselor helps with Depression, Anxiety, and Bad Experiences

Carol Peters is an EMDR Therapist in Seattle

She also helps adults and children with PTSD, EMDR, Trauma-both childhood and adult, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss,  Creating Healthy Relationships.  Carol has qualified for an exclusive Seattle web directory of Certified EMDR Therapists.  Please check out her profile page on Comprehensive Therapy Approach.com to learn more about Carol Peters and how she can help you:

Link to her Seattle Profile Page:  Carol Peters, LMHC

Harper’s Bazaar Article about EMDR will help Sacramento people find an amazing counseling approach

Alix Strauss wanted help getting past the extraordinarily painful breakup of her marriage.  She had tried crying, lots of talk therapy and support of friends, yet still she was depressed and “stuck in the past.”  Finally a counselor recommended EMDR to her, which she had never heard of.

To me this part of the story is tragic.  EMDR has been thoroughly research validated for 20 years, and accepted by every major insurance for about 10 years with the exception of Tricare which finally approved it in 2007.  Yet it is still not well known.  The article called EMDR “radical” but I hardly think something covered by all insurances could be considered radical. They approve payment only if research has been rigorous.

I want people to know about EMDR so they can get help promptly rather than suffer for a long time.

Check into the Harper’s Bazaar Article, and come back if you would like to comment.  I’d love to keep the conversation going.

And if you want to seek a Certified EMDR therapist in Sacramento, please come to the Sacramento EMDR directory featuring the EMDR therapists of highest standards.

Cheering the spread of knowledge about EMDR!

Dana

 

 

“Better than [talk] Therapy?” EMDR with a certified therapist is easy to access in the Bay Area

I had to add my editorial comment to the actual title of an article just published by Harper’s Bazaar.  EMDR is therapy. I consider it a quantum leap ahead of usual talk therapy.

The author, Alix Strauss, discovered EMDR by accident, it seems.  She is convinced of the value of it even though she doesn’t quite fully understand it.  Often people respond that way.  They can’t believe that something that has kept them depressed or stuck for months, years or decades could resolve so quickly.

Alix shares that the developer of EMDR, Francine Shapiro is from California, but doesn’t mention that she’s from the Bay Area!  Dr. Shapiro is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto.

Please check out the Bazaar article, which posted on March 16.   I’d love it if you come back here to comment about it.

We have many Certified EMDR therapists in the Bay Area available to help.  If you would like to check out the Comprehensive Therapy Approach called EMDR, please call them from this Bay Area EMDR Directory.

Cheering the spread of EMDR!

Dana

EMDR inspired me to create a film

When I had EMDR in 2007, I thought it was some kind of joke. I had read about the treatment in David Servan-Schreiber’s Healing without Freud or Prozac. The other things he discusses in that book seemed to make sense, but this EMDR stuff? No way. It just seemed impossible.

After one session I noticed some big changes in my feelings and even in my health. Yet even then I just chalked up the changes to coincidence. After all, it couldn’t have had anything to do with that eye-moving thing I did.

Out of curiosity, I did a little bit of research and was surprised to see that this weird thing called EMDR actually had some serious grounding in research. The more I read, the more I realized that my dismissal was based in total ignorance. I ate up anything and everything related to EMDR and even began to record seminars on the therapy for a video client. As time went on, and as I began to see plain as day in front of me the astounding results of this remarkable treatment, I realized that I wanted to do something to make sure as many people knew about it as possible.

In 2008 I began to film and construct the most thorough documentary into EMDR to date, finishing the project in November of 2011. The project is called simply EMDR and can be found online at emdrmovie.com. It’s been an incredible three-plus years, filled with eye-opening and inspiring interviews around every turn. Overall, the best way of putting it is that my exploration of EMDR has been a total humbling. I realized that we know so little about the mind and brain that to dismiss research and results (no matter how surprising) without a good reason is foolish to say the least. Now, if we can just get policy-makers and those suffering with PTSD to realize same thing, we will be, as a global community, on our way to recovery with EMDR.