Trauma Therapy (EMDR)

If you have experienced trauma, it’s my desire to provide a compassionate, safe atmosphere where you feel comfortable sharing what you want to. I find that people who come to see me are in all different places emotionally. So whether you feel the need to take time to build up your comfort level or you have built skills in previous therapy and are ready to jump in to intensive therapy, I’m here for you. Everything is optional, and you never have to do anything you don’t want to.

How Do I Know that Trauma is Affecting Me?

If you’ve experience trauma, you may have classic PTSD symptoms like flashbacks (feeling like you’re in the middle of something bad happening all over again), intrusive memories (memories/pictures/emotions/body sensations that come up when you don’t want them to), and nightmares.

More often, the effects of trauma show up in your relationship with self and others: high anxiety, frequently feeling unsafe, feeling too much or not at all, shame, low self esteem, lack of confidence, passive or aggressive communication styles, or inability to be vulnerable or trust others.

Does Therapy for Trauma Actually Work?

The short answer is yes. Trauma is highly treatable when you have the right tools. While it’s not the only form of trauma therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) has been highly researched and found to reduce symptoms of PTSD.

If you have complex trauma or CPTSD, parts work in combination with EMDR can be particularly powerful. You will have the opportunity to connect with inner resources (nurturing, wise, adult, or spiritual) and these parts can help wounded parts stuck in the trauma heal.

What is EMDR?

Is Trauma Therapy Hard?

Sitting with difficult memories, emotions, and body sensations can be tough, but as with many things in life, the end result is worth the effort. Living with the effects of trauma day in and day out is exhausting, and you deserve live free.

Hours:

M, T, TH- 8:00am (telehealth only), 9:00-5:00pm (in person or telehealth) appointments available.

F- intensives (6 hour blocks of therapy), multiple days available upon request.

Service area:

Anywhere in Tennessee! Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Cookeville, Lebanon, Franklin, Brentwood, Nolensville, Mt. Juliet, Hermitage, Clarksville, Jackson, Johnson City, Bartlett

Phone: 615-933-8232

Fax: 615-640-3606

Address:

617 Potomac Pl, Unit 403

Smyrna, TN 37167

Since I'm in session most of the day, the fastest and most efficient way to reach me is through the website!