Trauma can be a large part of someone’s life, deeply ingrained into their brain, but new advances in individual therapy can help. Terri Clinton Dichiser Take Charge Inc. Overland Park Kansas, is certified and received extensive training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This individual therapy technique can help those with little “t” trauma and big “t” trauma find hope and relief.
Peter Levine, PhD, defines both one-time traumas and developmental traumas, such as neglect or abandonment, and focuses on helping a client to gain awareness of emotions and physical reactions through individual therapy. In the book Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past: A Practical Guide for Understanding and Working with Traumatic Memory, Levine tackles one of the most difficult questions regarding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trauma therapy – Can we trust our memories? Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., writes the foreword in the book, and defines trauma as something that overwhelms your coping capacities and confronts you with the thought, “Oh my God, it’s all over, and there’s nothing I can do. I’m done for.”
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. Terri Clinton Dischiser uses EMDR in individual therapy because it is also effective for many other conditions including: depression, panic attacks, phobias, worrying, performance anxiety, stress reduction, relationship problems, addictions, pain disorders, disturbing memories, car accidents and physical/sexual abuse.
Through individual therapy with Terri Dichiser , anyone can experience a high level of healing, not just those with PTSD. Although a fairly new therapy, EMDR can help with issues from bullying, domestic violence, eating disorders, and more. EMDR has been validated by more than 20 randomized, controlled clinical trials for individual therapy.
A deep assessment by Terri, through individual therapy, enables her to better understand a patient’s issues, which helps her develop a regimen of treatment that gets to the core of the situation. The goal, through individual therapy, is to both treat the pain the patient is experiencing and also get to the goal of emotional wellness.
EMDR can help and assist, when the brain will normally heal itself, but at times the healing can become obstructed. With individual therapy, EMDR involves a patient’s own rapid, cadenced eye movement, lessening the influence of the traumatic event. Terri can use EMDR for a wide range of psychological problems that result from overwhelming life experiences.
For more information about individual therapy and EMDR with Terri, visit Take Charge, Inc. located in Overland Park, Kansas or call 913.239.8255.