EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a trauma therapy that aims to reduce distress and assist in managing overwhelming emotions associated with traumatic memories. EMDR utilizes bilateral stimulation (BLS) via eye-movements, tapping or audio to reprocess and rewire memory networks to bring about an adaptive resolution. In doing so, there is a reduction of negative thoughts, physiological symptoms and emotional distress. To learn more, visit https://www.emdria.org/about-emdr-therapy/
Solution-Focused Therapy is goal oriented that utilizes the client's own skills and abilities to reach their desired goals.
Psychodynamic approach focuses on early childhood experiences. It is based on attachments that we have formed early that mirror our adult relationships today. By understanding our past, we learn more about who we are, our behaviors, our reactions, and detrimental patterns that can cycle.
I believe that it is important to treat the individual as a whole. While working on mental health, it is important to notice what is happening in your body at the same time. our minds can often overpower our body.
According to a Google search, the definition of anger is an emotion characterized by hostility toward someone or something you feel has deliberately done you wrong. Anger is a normal emotion just as is happiness, sadness, etc. Too often, society and especially being raised in a home filled with trauma, we learn anger is not okay and that we are a “bad” person if we simply feel anger, whether it’s expressed or not. There may be spoken or unspoken rules regarding anger such as “only mom is allowed to be angry” or “only men are allowed to be angry” or perhaps even “I am a bad person because I feel angry.” Anger is the emotion, aggression is the behavior. Aggression may involve yelling, hitting, throwing things , etc. Aggression is not okay. Anger is okay.
When working with trauma and anger, it is imperative to access the anger in a safe and contained environment such as therapy. It’s possible to learn what anger is, normalize it, create boundaries, and express it in a productive manner. Anger that is not expressed, turns inwards, which eventually turns into depression.
On the other hand, maybe you’re thinking “well my anger is explosive” and want to “get rid of it”. This can happen if anger becomes bottled up and “explodes” like a volcano or if anger was learned because it was the only way the family communicated, and a way to get needs met. Luckily for you, you’re able to communicate your anger. The next step would be finding ways to communicate ways to be heard. The louder the tone does not mean the more someone will hear you. Anger is a good thing. It can spark change in the world, and when communicated effectively, can get needs met. To learn more about anger empowerment, press the contact page and reach out to Briana.
EMDR is an eight-phase therapeutic modality that utilizes bi-lateral stimulation to process trauma. EMDR can be achieved through visual, auditory, and tactile stimulation.
To some degree, we all experience trauma. Whether your trauma is chronic or a single incident, it ca affect the way we perceive and process our daily lives.
Grief counseling is not limited to sadness, but can also include feelings of shame, guilt, anger. Grief is the reaction to any kind of loss. It can come in waves and many individuals have different thoughts about their grief to make sense of it.
Religious trauma therapy focuses on addressing the emotional and psychological distress resulting from harmful or traumatic experiences within a religious or spiritual context. This therapy aims to help individuals heal from the negative effects of religious abuse, oppressive belief systems, or coercive religious groups, providing a safe and supportive space to process their experiences and regain a sense of autonomy and well-being.
Depression and anxiety/panic attacks can take over our lives in various ways. By utilizing a solution-focused approach, together, we will set goals that will reinforce your own resources and abilities.
According to a Google search, the definition of anger is an emotion characterized by hostility toward someone or something you feel has deliberately done you wrong. Anger is a normal emotion just as is happiness, sadness, etc. When working with trauma and anger, it is imperative to access the anger in a safe and contained environment such as therapy.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an unbrella term for many therapeutic modalities that target negative thoughts and the emotions and behaviors that come about those thoughts. Together, we will target those negative thoughts and work to reframe them.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
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