EMDR for 

Trauma Therapy

WHy Try EMDR Therapy in Colorado?

You heard about EMDR from a friend, family member or TV show, but want to know what to expect. After a traumatic event, or due to severe anxiety, you are considering the best ways to heal and move forward. There are many different ways for therapists to treat trauma. One of the most effective and popular ways to address trauma is EMDR. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is effective for the treatment of trauma.

 

“EMDR therapy shows that the mind can, in fact, heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.”
~ The EMDR Institute

The experience of EMDR will vary by individual. EMDR uses bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, or tactile stimulation. Any of these techniques will repeatedly activate the opposite sides of your brain. In turn, releasing emotional experiences that have gotten "trapped" in your nervous system. Since the nervous system is the basis of the mind-body connection, this release can help break free from the blocks that hold us back from healing. As images and feelings are processed by the brain, the resolution of these triggering issues can happen. Finally, you can find a more peaceful state of being for healing to begin.

Could EMDR Therapy Help You?

At Catalyss Counseling, we would love to talk with you about whether or not EMDR would be a good fit for your therapy journey. You can also read more about the process of EMDR and ask your trained therapist for more information. For information about trauma counseling, read more about how we treat trauma near Denver, CO. EMDR is a highly effective treatment that can help people struggling with a wide range of issues, including:

 

While EMDR can help heal various mental health concerns including those listed above and more, it is most widely known as trauma therapy.  ​This form of therapy is not for all issues or individuals, which is why we would love to talk with you prior to your start to EMDR treatment, wherever you choose to go.

Is EMDR Safe? ​

YES! EMDR is proven to be both safe and effective. It is also a relatively short-term treatment. This can be even more comforting to those who have experienced trauma and are still working to build trust in others. EMDR is a vulnerable type of therapy, but we will not start this process without ensuring you are truly ready to explore the issues in this way. That's why finding a skilled, EMDR trained therapist is so important!

Does EMDR Even Work?

 

Absolutely. EMDR has had more published case reports and research to support its use than any other method to treat trauma. In fact, this relatively new approach has shown to be more effective and easier to access than hypnotherapy. 

Woman sitting on swing alone needs counseling after trauma. EMDR for trauma therapy in Denver, CO at Catalyss Counseling in Englewood, CO

How to feel better with EMDR for Trauma treatment:

Here are some of the transformations you can expect to see in yourself and your life after EMDR therapy with Catalyss Counseling: 

  • Ability to calm yourself down when recalling the distressing event(s)

  •  Looking forward into the future with hope instead of being stuck in the past

  • Getting your brain "unstuck" from your trauma so you can move towards healing

  • Lessens your fear of being alone and allows for better relationships

​Trauma is not your fault. You did not do anything to cause this to happen to you. And, there was nothing you could have done differently to guarantee that this trauma hadn't happened to you. Trauma is treatable. EMDR therapy for trauma treatment at Catalyss Counseling can help you heal.

EMDR trauma therapy

our approach to EMDR and Trauma treatment

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Before beginning EMDR, it's important to know the types of symptoms that might be addressed during sessions with your therapist. This allows you and your therapist to work together to identify the impact these symptoms have on your daily life. 

Symptoms Often Addressed in EMDR Treatment:
  • abrupt mood swings

  • rage reactions/temper tantrums

  • feelings of shame. sleep difficulties

  • intrusive thoughts/flashbacks

  • attraction to dangerous situations

  • inability to love/nurture/bond

  • amnesia/forgetfulness

  • frequent crying

  • nightmares/night terrors

  • inability to make commitments

  • depression, feelings of impending doom

  • diminished interest in life

  • feelings of detachment and isolation

  • exaggerated emotional and startle responses.

Of course, this list might seem too daunting to tackle all at once. Luckily, a trained EMDR therapist will be here to guide you through your healing journey! Often, clients have heard about EMDR, but are unfamiliar with how the process works. It is very normal for clients to feel nervous or reluctant to engage in EMDR therapy. Mostly, because it is very different from any other way of working through therapy! 

How Online Counseling can help with EMDR therapy for trauma

After a trauma, you may feel hesitant coming into an office for traditional in-person therapy. That's why Catalyss Counseling offers online counseling using EMDR via a secure platform. You may enjoy the flexibility and convenience of doing EMDR for trauma treatment in the comfort of your own home as a great alternative. Our therapists are trained in offering EMDR in an online format that makes you feel safe, heard, and understood.

Getting Started in EMDR Therapy Near Denver, CO

Counseling and trauma treatment with Catalyss Counseling can provide you with healing after trauma. If you’d like to talk to someone more about how we treat trauma in our Denver area counseling clinic, we make it easy:

  1. Contact us today for a free 20-minute phone consultation

  2. Or, you can book directly online with Kristen Dammer, our EMDR specialist

  3. Begin your journey to hope and healing today

Hand holding an image of a brain against a sunset in Englewood, CO for PTSD treatment and EMDR for trauma therapy.  You can get help and EMDR therapy for trauma counseling in the Denver area at Catalyss Counseling 80209 and 80210

Other Therapy Services For You at Catalyss Counseling

Your trauma does not define you. EMDR is a great place to start, but we know there may be other issues to explore in therapy. That's why we want to make sure you know we are here for your counseling needs in the Denver area. Our supportive therapists provide therapy for anxiety, depression counseling, therapy for grief and loss, counseling for caregiversstress management counseling, couples counseling, and more. We also have specialists in women's issues, pregnancy and postpartum concerns, pregnancy loss and miscarriage, and birth trauma. For therapists, we can also provide clinical supervision! We look forward to connecting with you to help support your journey today.