EMDR THERAPY and TRAUMA THERAPY
EMDR WITH DR. BEN CULHANE | PSY.D.
We don’t always see what’s under the surface.
If you’re ready to FEEL differently about your past and move forward in your life, give me a call.
I often use EMDR therapy with my clients because of its effectiveness and the evidence-based research that supports the lasting results of EMDR therapy.
Trauma and stress can have a significant impact on an individual’s daily life and their mental health and overall well-being. I understand the importance of treating trauma effectively and efficiently. That’s why I offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy as a treatment option for my clients.
EMDR is a psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective in treating trauma and other emotional disorders. EMDR therapy involves guiding the client through the process of revisiting traumatic memories while simultaneously engaging in bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, taps, or sounds. This helps to process the traumatic memory and reduce its emotional intensity.
Trauma symptoms can vary, but common symptoms include:
- Re-experiencing the traumatic event through intrusive memories, nightmares, or flashbacks
- Avoiding people, places, or activities that trigger memories of the trauma
- changes in mood, thoughts, or beliefs, such as feelings of guilt, shame, or a loss of trust in others
- Increased anxiety, irritability, or emotional numbing
- Difficulty sleeping, concentrating, or engaging in activities that were once enjoyed
EMDR is a type of psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective in treating trauma and related symptoms. EMDR helps to process traumatic memories and reduce their emotional impact. By processing traumatic memories in a safe and controlled environment, the distress associated with the memories can be reduced and the person can gain a sense of resolution and closure.
Studies have shown that EMDR therapy is effective in treating a wide range of issues including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and phobias. It has also been found to be effective in reducing the symptoms of trauma in individuals who have experienced events such as abuse, sexual assault, and neglect.
I am trained and certified in EMDR therapy and will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals. With EMDR therapy, many clients experience significant improvements in their symptoms and a greater sense of control over their lives.
I am also an EMDR Consultant in Training for those who are in the process of becoming certified in practicing EMDR therapy. In other words. I offer consultation to those therapists who have been trained and are seeking certification in EMDR therapy.
If you’re looking for effective and compassionate treatment for trauma, consider EMDR therapy. Contact me today to schedule a consultation and start your journey towards healing.
EMDR Therapy can be effectively administered virtually as well as in person. It’s up to you what feels best for you and your schedule.
If intruding images or unpleasant thoughts are taking over your life, EMDR might be just right for you.
Trauma comes to us in many shapes and sizes.
After all…we are human.
Trauma might stem from a single event (like a car accident), leaving you feeling uneasy about about the event (driving, in this case). Experiences like an affair can be extremely traumatic in our lives. The event may create mildly to extremely disturbing thoughts or feelings connected to the place, person, or thing associated with that happened. It might be caused by multiple episodes (repeated similar events) that create fear related to the event, a place or a person. Trauma might be complex (repeated and various multiple episodes) that have cut us so deeply that we feel triggered when anything or anyone even comes close to the wound.
“I respect all people, value diversity and am committed to treating my patients with tenderness and compassion at all times.”