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Do You Feel Stuck? What is EMDR Therapy and How Can It Help You?

Many times the ruts that we get in are repetitive cycles that are occurring unconsciously. Until you bring them into awareness, they keep functioning as a protective mechanism that developed at a time when you needed it. In order to let go of this dysfunctional cycle you may need more than talk therapy.

EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a very creative and powerful method of reprocessing the repetitive cycle that makes you feel stuck. Whether you are repeating an addictive behavior or a relationship or behavior that just doesn’t make you happy and/or doesnt  help you to reach your goals… EMDR can help.

How does EMDR work? EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way that the brain processes information. You start with where you are stuck and then we will process the situation, beliefs, feelings and body memories associated with the ‘stuckness’. You will have a headset with a soft beeping sound or hand held tappers that provides a bilateral movement/sound as you process through until you reach resolution which comes with a new understanding and new awareness of the situation.

For more information you can schedule a free 15 min. consultation.

I offer convenient SKYPE AND phone sessions also. I am a certified EMDR practitioner and have been seeing using EMDR with clients for more than 15 years.

We offer a FREE 15 minute session to new clients. Contact Us to schedule it today. These sessions are only available via phone, email, text and Skype.


What Are Symptoms of Anxiety and What To Do If You Have Anxiety or a Panic Attack


  • Edginess or restlessness
  • Tiring easily; more fatigued than usual
  • Impaired concentration or feeling as though the mind goes blank
  • Irritability (which may or may not be observable to others)
  • Increased muscle aches or soreness
  • Difficulty sleeping (due to trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, restlessness at night, or unsatisfying sleep)

Panic Attack

  • Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering
  • A feeling of choking
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Nausea or abdominal distress
  • Feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded, or faint
  • Feelings of unreality (derealization) or being detached from oneself (depersonalization)
  • Fear of losing control or going crazy
  • Fear of dying
  • Numbness or tingling sensations (paresthesias)
  • Chills or hot flushes

The presence of fewer than four of the above symptoms may be considered a limited-symptom panic attack.


Here is a quick toolkit:

  1.  Know that you are not alone. Millions of people have anxiety and self medicate with alcohol, shopping, and other behaviors that can become addictive. Running from anxiety doesn’t work over time.
  2. Take slow deep breaths or if you are having a panic attack and you are at home, breathe into a paper bag. The exchange of C02 helps reduce anxious symptoms.
  3. Stay present! Meaning don’t let your thoughts go to the past or the future…anxiety doesn’t exist in the present moment. Anxiety occurs when you relive beliefs about the past or anticipate beliefs occurring in the future
  4. Movement … take a walk or exercise of some type. Brisk walking in nature is calming and allows you to empty your mind and allows you to feel your body and get out of your head.
  5. Make an appointment to talk to a therapist. Talking helps remove the anxiety from your body. Recent research shows that when you identify the thoughts that create anxiety, you can alter or change the thoughts and thus reduce anxious symptoms.

I offer a FREE 15-minute phone consultation for you to find out if counseling or coaching is something that will help you. If you decide you’d like to set up an appointment I offer individual and relationship counseling and coaching in office, by SKYPE phone for your convenient.

For New Clients, we offer a FREE 15 minute session! This free session is for telephone, email, or Skype appointments only.



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DID, a Psychological Disorder of Great Intrigue

Have you seen the move Split, the terrifying story of a man with 23 multiple personalities?

According to an article in the Huffington Post, “the plot takes your breath away.” But even as the movie progresses, the viewer gets a glimpse into what it’s like to be a man with an extreme dissociative identity disorder (DID).

Previously known as multiple personality disorder (MPD), the psychology community has made great strides in understanding how to treat people afflicted with DID.

Tango From Chaos to Creativity by jean Pollack Ph.D.If you enjoyed and were intrigued by Split, my book Tango from Chaos to Creativity: How Multiple Personalities Emerge can share even more about how someone can heal from this challenging and often life-debilitating disorder.

Tango is a haunting story of a man’s devastating abuse which comes to light through his years of therapy with me. Through our work using EMDR, my client learns how to integrate his varied personalities to fully realize himself as a whole person.

A work of creative nonfiction, the book shares the true life and healing of this courageous man – his abuse, his words, and his poetry.

To buy my book, go to Xlibris, or Amazon.

We offer a FREE 15 minute session to new clients. Contact Us to schedule it today. These sessions are only available via phone, email, text and Skype.


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