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EMDR Therapy for Stress, Anxiety or Stress-related Depression in San Francisco

 

First developed and researched by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.  of Palo Alto, CA, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprecessing (EMDR) is a powerful psychotherapy approach that has been researched for 25 years.

More than 400 research reports have been published since 1989.  Eighteen of those are high quality randomized controlled studies.  The research has been so impressive that the World Health Organization now recommends only two treatments for the worst of stress (PTSD):  EMDR and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).

EMDR Therapy has been shown to help people recover from both ordinary stress and extraordinary trauma.

A comprehensive EMDR protocol has even been proven to free people from phantom limb pain after an amputation.  Such pain really adds insult to injury. It is hard enough to have the trauma that caused the amputation, and then the grief over the loss of a body part.  But to have pain in the body part as if it is still there is terribly depressing.  Pain medications and surgery are often recommended and tried, but do not often resolve it.  Apparently the pains are remembered in the brain.  EMDR is good at helping to “digest” and process such memories so than they enter a calm or neutral state.  Researched results: no more pain.

If EMDR can help for a problem this difficult, think about what it can do for you.

San Francisco has highly experienced EMDRIA-Certified EMDR therapists.

Use link below to find them on the San Francisco page.  Click on therapists name or photo to move toward wellness:

EMDR Therapy for Stress, Anxiety, Depression or PTSD

in San Francisco

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

 

 

3 Steps to Take in Los Angeles when Life gets Overwhelming

Feeling overwhelmed?  Life giving you too much crisis, stress, loss, disappointment or frustration lately?  Want to push the “Stop” button? Here are helpful suggestions:

  1. Take time off to regain stability and get clear on your priorities.  A few days, or even a day or a half day can help.
  2. Say “no” to everything extra you can until life settles down.
  3. Get EMDR therapy for recent events to get back your best functioning.  This will help you to make better decisions for yourself and those who count on you.  It may only take one to three sessions.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) has been validated by more than 20 years of research to help with stress, trauma and crisis large or small, old or recent, that leave one feeling stuck.  There are researched EMDR protocols tailored for recent events.  The Standard Protocol is proven for traumas over a few months old (even if decades old such as war combat trauma or molestation).

To find a counselor  in Los Angeles Certified in EMDR, please link to the Los Angeles Directory on

ComprehensiveTherapyApproach.com

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

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