Is EMDR Scary? Debunking Common EMDR Misconceptions

EMDR has been garnering significant attention lately, yet understanding its core principles can still be a challenge. In this blog post, our aim is to demystify EMDR therapy, shedding light on its true nature while dispelling common misconceptions. The unknown can often fuel perplexing anxieties, but with a clear grasp of the fundamentals, these fears […]

Got Trauma? Get EMDR.

It’s become a bit of a joke these days that everyone has trauma. Some people have a hard time believing that is the case, especially when reflecting on combat veterans or children with sexual abuse—in other words, who really has trauma?  In a world wrought with unpredictability, violence, broken families, emotionally-manipulative entertainment, and addictive social […]

The Neuroscience of Trauma

The word trauma is thrown around quite a bit these days. We think we know it when we see it, but defining it is a harder. However, recent advances in neuroscience help us to understand what’s happening in the brain during trauma, and to distinguish trauma from anxiety and depression, which are often related. And […]

Ready or Not

I’m a huge fan of the show Ted Lasso and in this latest season Ted recognizes that he needs the support and guidance of the psychologist Dr. Sharon Fieldstone. In this short clip, he shows the vulnerability of feeling the need for help and the fear of “going there” at the same time and within […]

The Splinter Effect of Trauma

What it is and isn’t and how EMDR can help Many of my clients believe that trauma has to be a catastrophic event in their life. Some examples of this would be: a horrific car accident, severe abuse, sexual assault, or the experiences of a combat veteran. However, what we have learned about trauma is […]

Take a Risk…Feel the Fear

Dr. Brene Brown says. “We’re all afraid. We just have to get to the point where we understand it doesn’t mean that we can’t also be brave.”   It’s interesting as a parent, witnessing my children walk through their fears. Whether it be a drum performance by my 12-year-old daughter or my 10-year-old son giving […]

Who is the right therapist for you?

I often say to potential clients, that it’s challenging enough to decide you want to see a therapist, but then navigating the process of finding the right therapist can be overwhelming. There are so many factors that go into finding your “right” therapist. Ultimately, this is going to be the person who can help you […]

“The Un’s”

I was working with an individual client recently in an EMDR session focusing on negative beliefs about herself. She labeled these “the uns” and I asked her if I could borrow that term for this blog. I loved that she called her thoughts “the uns” and thought that so many of us can relate to […]

How EMDR Works and Why I Love It!

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy has been around since the 1980’s.  There have been many research studies on treating symptoms of PTSD, substance abuse, anxiety, phobias, etc. and the lasting effects of EMDR. Research that proves the efficacy of this therapy can be found at and When I first heard of […]