Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. – Carl Jung
The experiences that are the hardest for us to make sense of live beneath words and verbal language. I am a certified EMDR therapist and use a somatic-based (physical sensation-based) approach to EMDR, because the places where we are truly stuck live here – at home in our tissues and in our nervous system.
I offer EMDR sessions both in person and online. Working with a body-based, trauma-sensitive focus connects you to your awareness of what is happening inside your body as you tell your story, reintroduces you to your innate wisdom, paves the way for resolution, and teaches you how to listen and respond to your whole self in order to live with a greater sense of ease.
How Does Online EMDR Work?
EMDR is essentially the same online as it is in person. In some ways, EMDR is enhanced by the ability to participate from the comfort of your own home — no traffic, no parking headaches, no need to put on shoes.
Are There Differences Between Online EMDR And In-Person EMDR?
Both online and in-person EMDR utilize bi-lateral stimulation (BLS) – the use of something you can see, hear, or feel which crosses the body in a rhythmic left-right pattern. When seen in my office, I often use tappers in client’s hands, which provide a gentle left-right-left-right buzzing sensation. Working with clients online, clients either self-tap using their hands or utilize headphones which provide auditory left-right clicks. Some clients prefer to purchase tappers which buzz for their home use. In short, there are several options for self-administered BLS, and we can work together to decide which you are most comfortable using.
I utilize somatic-based EMDR and mind-body practices to address:
- the impact of trauma
- feeling anxious, worried, or panicky
- feeling sad, hopeless, empty, or disconnected
- the dynamics of shame
- the pain of grief and loss
- the effects of chronic pain and illness
- the struggles of relationship issues and life transitions
You can learn more about what working together might look like by clicking the links below. When you are ready, let’s connect and get started.