Life isn't always easy. Often our problems can be unbearable and we don't have the tools to fix them on our own. That's where the EMDR and Counseling Center can help. EMDR therapy will help you recontextualize traumatic and distressing events or beliefs in fewer sessions than standard therapy. Our mission is to help you not only overcome your current life obstacles, but also help you develop the tools and skills so that you can cope with life's challenges.
PTSD occurs when the brain is unable to process an event or series of small events and becomes stuck in a "fight or flight" response. Although the event is over, the brain doesn't register that the threat is gone and remains in a hyperaroused state. The inability of the brain to "turn itself off" results in a significant amount of distress which dramatically impacts all aspects of life.
The EMDR and Counseling Center understands that facing your trauma is incredibly difficult and will provide a safe environment to share your story as well as guide you through the healing process. In several EMDR studies, 90% of the participants involved did not have any more PTSD symptoms after just three 90 minute EMDR sessions.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorder in the U.S. affecting almost 20% of the adult population every year according to the Anxiety and Depression Association. Despite its common status in American life, anxiety disorders are paralyzing and debilitating and can result in long-term physical health problems.
You don't need to live with anxiety. The American Psychological Association says that most people improve signficantly within 8-10 therapy sessions. Let us help you build the skills to manage your anxiety and resolve it at its deepest level.
Depression is typically characterized by feelings of sadness, emptiness, worthlessness, hopelessness, and helplessness, loss of interest in activities, and/or increased irritability among other negative symptoms.
Depression is one of the most treatable disorders with 80-90% of people responding to treatment and gaining relief from their symptoms. Using EMDR and other therapy techniques, the EMDR and Counseling Center will help you feel motivated and fulfilled again.
Developing insecurity is a natural part of human development. To be nurtured as a child is a biological need necessary for survival. Due to our biological need for positive social interaction, it's natural that we seek approval from others and develop insecurities when we don't receive approval. Our deepest insecurities that develop in our formative years are called "core negative beliefs" and the average person carries these negative beliefs for their entire lives without realizing it. Core negative beliefs are emotionally driven and typically supersede logic which may account for why they often go unnoticed.
Fortunately, you have the power to identify and change these subconscious beliefs. The EMDR and Counseling Center will guide you through the process and help you become the self-assured and confident person you want to be.
Phobias are irrational fears that cause an overreaction to the feared stimulus. Phobias can include all types of things such as fear of needles, spiders, open water, heights, confined spaces, crowds, etc.
EMDR can help you move past your phobias and experience reduced symptoms, or even an elimination of symptoms, related to your phobia. Let the EMDR and Counseling Center help you work through your phobias so you no longer need to be controlled by them.
Whether you're going through major life changes and transitions like marriage, parenthood, or faith transitions, want to increase your self-awareness and work on self-improvement, desire increased balance in your life, or just need or want someone to talk to, we've got you covered.
Come experience the many benefits therapy can have for you!
Our passion is to help you become the person you want to be.
Even when life is difficult or challenging - especially when life is difficult or challenging - the present is always an opportunity for us to learn, grow, and become better than we've ever been before."
- Hal Eldrod