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What is EMDR?

What is EMDR?

When people first hear about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), they are often skeptical. That's OK because I was too once. I wasn't sure how waving my fingers back and forth in front of my clients was going to change how they felt about the past....

5 Ways Therapy Can Make OCD Worse

5 Ways Therapy Can Make OCD Worse

Usually, when people talk about mental health therapy, they refer to therapy making things better. This is what all therapists and clients hope for. However, can therapy make OCD worse? The short answer is yes. Let’s look at the five different ways OCD can be made...

Why Didn’t EMDR Work For Me?

There could be a variety of reasons why EMDR didn’t work such as lack of training from your therapist, lack of preparation prior to reprocessing, or blocking emotions and body sensations that need to be felt during the reprocessing. In my experience, most issues with...

Can You Do EMDR Therapy Online?

Can You Do EMDR Therapy Online?

The History of Online EMDR therapy Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was much discussion in the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) community about whether or not EMDR therapy could effectively be done online. There were concerns from clinicians...

Do I have Anxiety or OCD?

Do I have Anxiety or OCD?

Understanding the difference between anxiety and OCD can be challenging. After all, both disorders affect the mind and body. Those with anxiety or OCD can experience physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual distress. Let’s start by looking at the symptoms of each...

Five Signs It May Be Time to Get a New Therapist

Five Signs It May Be Time to Get a New Therapist

You’ve waited a long time to get help, finally gotten the nerve to go to therapy, but just aren’t sure about your therapist. Is this really helping? How do you know when it’s time to keep working with your current therapist or walk away? Here are five signs it may be...

Is ERP the Only Option for OCD?

Is ERP the Only Option for OCD?

Individuals who are diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are often told that they need to receive Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) in order to treat their OCD. While ERP has been widely researched and works for some individuals, ERP is not the only...