“Hold yourself back, or heal yourself back together. You decide.”
― Brittany Burgunder
At Millennial Life Counseling, we are here to help you overcome the negative hold your past may have on you.
EMDR therapy has become one of the most widely used and notorious treatment options to give clients a path forward into healing. With studies to back up it’s effectiveness, we are confident and excited to be able to offer this option to you.
What exactly is EMDR?
To put it simply, if you have experienced a traumatic or deeply impactful event in your life, you may be having some of the following symptoms that it’s affecting you: restlessness or inconsistent sleep patterns, panic attacks, heightened anxiety, strong self-shaming thoughts, grief or sadness, physical pain, dissociative disorders (disconnected or feeling not all “there”), phobias or increased fears, or depression and a low motivation to do anything.
These are symptoms related to your body’s process of holding onto what has happened. It’s important for you to know that you don’t have to feel this way for the rest of your life. There is so much hope in allowing yourself to experience the healing process.
EMDR therapy provides you with a space and technique by a trained professional where your brain and body can learn a new way to process these disturbing memories or experiences so that they don’t affect you like they have been. Read more on the official EMDR website if you’d like to know more details about this specific process.
What we treat
Our EMDR specialist, Michelle Turner, LMFT Assoc., provides EMDR therapy for a range of presenting issues. Some of these include:
Grief and Loss
Accidents (car wrecks, etc.)
Phobias or fears (ex. agoraphobia, fear of flying)
Sexual assault or abuse
Traumatic body experiences (birth trauma, procedure or surgery complications)
Dating trauma (unfortunately, there are more cases than we’d like to see of harmful experiences people have endured when dating)
Because our practice also holds a strong focus in couples therapy and relationship dynamics, we can also help couples process if EMDR therapy might be a beneficial intervention to bring into the process. This will be a collaborative process for both of you so that you feel safe and supported. If so, your therapist will outline the best ways to help the partner needing EMDR and how to structure your therapy experience.
Ready to schedule or have more questions?
Just send us an email below and our client coordinator, Ashley, will be in touch to connect you to our EMDR therapist or get you scheduled as soon as you are ready. And hey, way to go on taking this first step toward health and healing.