Counseling is a collaborative effort between a professional and a client.
Licensed professional counselors help clients set goals and find varied solutions to problems causing daily difficulties. Our counselors use varied methods, including yoga, EMDR, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Counseling can help resolve underlying issues (such as those from trauma) and change patterns of thinking and feeling that are impacting daily life.
“EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a therapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain.
Once the block is removed, healing resumes.
EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes.
Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.”
To learn more, check out What is EMDR? – EMDR Institute – EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING THERAPY
“Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART) is a model of therapy for traumatized children and adolescents.
It draws upon sensory integration-based occupational therapy and other body-oriented therapies and is designed to treat regulation problems commonly associated with trauma through active therapy in a room that allows for movement and play.”
We use smart in counseling in collaboration with feedback from our OTs regarding each client’s sensory processing.
Counseling provides the client guidance for resolving personal, social, and psychological difficulties that are impacting relationships, ability to work and learn, and overall health and well-being.