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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

 

Relationship or Couples Issues in East Davis, California? Davis, CA Couples Counselor – find a Counselor who can Help you Find Intimacy and Connection Again

I’d like to introduce you to Diane Simon, LMFT, a dedicated and caring, highly qualified and experienced EMDR therapist in East Davis, CA. She specializes in treating relationship issues couples face.  I keep meeting her at valuable trainings around the state, including today 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 couple to resolve disturbing past experiences, especially those that happened early in their lives, that may be the cause of current relationship difficulties.  Yes, current issues are important too.  But past difficulties or lack of nurturing almost seem to set us up for failure. O’Shea’s method allows us to heal.  We can learn that emotions serve us, can come and go easily, and not be problems in our relationships.

Diane is EMDRIA Certified in EMDR and can help you to learn this way to live with your emotions, and hence become more comfortable together in your relationship.  Please link below to find the Davis, CA page and the link to Diane’s profile.  Give her a call in Davis and get going today.

East Davis, CA Page on ComprehensiveTherapyApproach.com

 

 

Counseling Help for Panic in Newport Beach

Lois Bregman, LCSW, is a very capable and experienced therapist who can help with Anxiety Disorders such as Panic or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).  She has been a Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapist, training Facilitator, and Approved Consultant to help other therapists become Certified.

Please check out her profile page on ComprehensiveTherapyApproach.com

Lois Bregman, LCSW, AC

Lois Bregman, LCSW, AC offering counseling that makes a difference in Newport Beach, CA

I am happy to welcome Lois Bregman, LCSW, AC to the ComprehensiveTherapyApproach.com Orange County branch.

I’ve had the privilege to attend many trainings in EMDR with Lois. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.  It is a well researched therapy that is very effective at helping our brains to heal from stressful, distressing or even traumatic experiences that may lead to anxiety, depression, PTSD (post-traumatic stress) or Panic Attacks. More info about EMDR can be found on the Home Page of Comprehensive Therapy Approach.com.

It impresses me that Lois continually seeks out innovative applications of EMDR for specialty needs, such as Panic Attacks or Panic Disorder, Eating Disorders, Relationship and Marital Issues, Anxiety, Depression, and Adults molested as children.

Lois Bregman, LCSW, EAC is highly experienced in EMDR.  She serves new EMDR therapists in their Level 1 and Level 2 trainings, and gives them follow-up consultation as well.  Additionally she helps fully trained EMDR therapist to become Certified by completing 20 additional hours of consultation, 12 hours of advanced training in EMDR, and 6 other requirements.  Beyond that, she assists Certified EMDR therapists to become Approved Consultants such as herself.

Would you like to read more about her philosophy and how she helps people seeking freedom from issues that may have been affecting them for a long time, even after trying therapy in the past, but being disappointed?  To read more about Lois Bregman, please link here:    www.ComprehensiveTherapyApproach.com

 

EMDR Psychologist Stephanie Baron, PhD has joined the Los Angeles directory of Comprehensive Therapy Approach website

Dr. Baron is a Los Angeles Psychologist specializing in EMDR Treatment.  She is not only a Certified EMDR therapist but also helps other therapists to become Certified by giving them consultation.

Her particular specialties include Trauma, Relationship Issues, Marital Conflict and Anxiety, Addictions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Life Transitions.

I’ve met Dr. Baron at various EMDR trainings over the years, so I am delighted to help people suffering in Los Angeles to find her.  Our website is designed to help people who have experienced stresses that give them anxiety, OCD, Marital Conflict or difficult life transitions.  EMDR can help to overcome stresses in a natural way that uses the brains powerful potential to heal, not through a lot of talk or homework, but through a researched protocol for working with memories to calm them and put them to rest in the past.  Thus, people become freed from their past and able to be true to themselves in the present.

She treats teens, adults, couples and seniors and elders on Santa Monica Blvd in LA.

Please check out Dr. Baron’s profile (under construction) at ComprehensiveTherapyApproach.com

 

Treating Anxiety and Depression with EMDR Therapy in San Diego

in Oakland, CA on March 31.  Her topic of EMDR and Depression is a very important one.  Research is needed on the EMDR treatment of depression, but some has been done.

In the 2007 Jan issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, research was published by van der Kolk, DL Korn, et. al. They found that at 6 month follow-up 75% of adult-onset PTSD clients (also with depression symptoms) receiving only 8 sessions of EMDR treatment achieved a status of being free from the symptoms of PTSD or depression.

Those who had child-onset trauma achieved a 33.3% eradication of PTSD and depression symptoms.  The therapists involved thought that those clients could have achieved the same success rate if they received more than just 8 sessions of EMDR.  This research actually compared EMDR and Prozac for the treatment of PTSD.  EMDR was effective.  Prozac was not.

We have many Certified EMDR therapists in the San Diego Area who can help with Anxiety and Depression.  To find them, please link to the ComprehensiveTherapyApproach.com’s San Diego EMDR Directory.

Robin Shapiro led Course in the Bay Area on “EMDR and Depression” (mentioning Anxiety a lot, too) 3/31/12

Though I live in San Diego, and we have many excellent EMDR courses offered here, I couldn’t resist going to Oakland on 3/31 to attend Shapiro’s one day Mini-Conference sponsored by Phillip Mansfield, EMDRIA Regional Coordinator for the East Bay Area.  Her topic of EMDR and Depression is a very important one.  Much more research is needed on the EMDR treatment of depression, but some has been done.

In the 2007 Jan issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, research was published by van der Kolk, DL Korn, et. al. They found that at 6 month follow-up 75% of adult-onset PTSD clients (also with depression symptoms) receiving only 8 sessions of EMDR treatment achieved a status of being free from the symptoms of PTSD or depression.

Those who had child-onset trauma achieved a 33.3% eradication of PTSD and depression symptoms.  The therapists involved thought that those clients could have achieved the same success rate if they received more than just 8 sessions of EMDR.  This research actually compared EMDR and Prozac for the treatment of PTSD.  EMDR was effective.  Prozac was not.

We have many Certified EMDR therapists in the Bay Area who can help with Anxiety and Depression.  To find them, please link to the ComprehensiveTherapyApproach.com’s Bay Area Directory.

Treating Depression and Anxiety as Trauma in Seattle

Robin Shapiro offered an excellent course on “Treating Depression with EMDR” on March 31 in Oakland, CA, as part of the EMDRIA Regional Mini-Conference. I’ve been meaning to post on it ever since! So sorry for the delay.

She made some important points. 75% of first depressions are caused by stress. Though there is a popular notion that depression is genetic, NIMH conducted a meta-analysis of 25 studies of 14,000 people. Result: There is no risk of depression due to genetics, it is due to events. (NOTE: this does not apply to bipolar depression, which does have a genetic basis, though it too, must be triggered by stress for the first episode.

Because EMDR is designed to treat memories that are dysfunctionally stored (with negative beliefs and feelings and sensations) it also works well for depression and anxiety. In addition to clearing specific traumas, it is important to treat the trauma of severe depressions, and the fear of depression returning. This can help people in ways that amaze them.

Please consider finding a Certified EMDR therapist in Seattle to help you overcome your depression or anxiety. ComprehensiveTherapyApproach seeks to have thoroughly trained and certified EMDR counselors, so you know that you will benefit from all that EMDR has to offer.

To link to the Seattle directory on ComprehensiveTherapyApproach.com, link to Seattle EMDR Directory

 

EMDR REALLY WORKS FOR WORRIERS

“What I have learned from my EMDR sessions has changed my entire outlook and perspective on life. I am one that has a problem with worrying about everything. Now with the help of EMDR I feel more confident in myself and am finally in control of my life. It has been an extremely valuable and helpful experience.

In the beginning I was very skeptical about EMDR and didn’t know what to expect. Thanks to my curiosity, I was willing to participate and have had great success ever since. I am so glad that I was convinced to get the EMDR work done and I am rewarded everyday.

I would like to recommend EMDR to others who have endured any type of stress in their lives.”- Bonnie