Trauma can be defined as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. The events that could be considered traumatic are wide-ranging and could include anything from distress from a divorce, accidents, and bereavement to extreme experiences of war, sexual assault, domestic violence, and childhood physical/emotional/sexual abuse. Everyone processes a traumatic event differently because we all internalize and recount these events through different lenses.
Because trauma reactions fall across a wide spectrum, psychologists have developed categories as a way to differentiate between types of trauma. Among them are complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and developmental trauma disorder.
Often, shock and denial are typical reactions to a traumatic event. Over time, these emotional responses may fade, but a survivor may also experience reactions long-term. These can include Anger, Persistent feelings of sadness and despair, Flashbacks, Unpredictable emotions, Physical symptoms, such as nausea and headaches, Intense feelings of guilt, as if they are somehow responsible for the event, An altered sense of shame, and/or Feelings of isolation and hopelessness.
Therapist Qualifications: Professional advanced certifications (National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, pending Certified TeleMental Health Provider, EMDRIA Approved EMDR trained professional, CiD™ and A-TIP™ trained through EMDR Consulting founded by Roy Kiessling, Advanced EMDR training-PESI, Virtual EMDR training-PESI, crisis response.) HIPPA Compliant Telehealth Platforms, RemoteEMDR software.
***Now Offering RemoteEMDR starting May 16, 2022 *** Contact the office now to get on the waitlist for RemoteEMDR sessions. These slots will be limited and only available for In-Network billing for select insurance providers (Aetna, Ambetter, United Healthcare) or as Self-Pay. The cost of Online EMDR is largely equivalent to in-person EMDR treatment. Since it requires the provider to have extensive, specialized training, the fees can often be higher than the cost of traditional psychotherapy. The cost can also vary depending on the length of the session, for example, 60 or 90 minutes. One can expect to pay in the range of $150-250 a session for remote EMDR treatment. Clients can expect to feel the effects and beginnings of relief from EMDR treatment in as early as 3 sessions.
***Now Offering EMDR-based Crisis Response starting May 16, 2022*** A-TIP™ and CiD™:
A-TIP™ or Acute Traumatic Incident Processing and CiD, Critical Incident Desensitization is a set of protocols using eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation (BLS) that may be used by paraprofessionals to immediately desensitize acute stress in crisis situations. These techniques were developed by Roy Kiessling.
A-TIP™ may be used in:
Whether you are recovering from past trauma, are going through a current crisis, or looking toward making future changes in your life, you don’t have to work through it alone.