Are you experiencing one or more of the following concerns?
- Grief & Loss
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Painful Disturbing Memories
- Nightmares & Flashbacks
- Injuries and Pain Disorders
- Physical, Emotional & Sexual Abuse
- Panic Attacks
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Traumatic experiences can trigger any of these difficulties. At South Austin Counseling Services, we specialize in helping people process and heal from trauma through a therapy known as EMDR.
Emotional or psychological trauma can occur as a result of a one-time event, like a car accident, a natural disaster, an assault or sustaining an injury in combat. Trauma can also occur from ongoing stressful situations, like growing up in a hostile or abusive environment, enduring bullying, struggling with chronic health conditions, or experiencing repeated betrayals of trust.
One of the most effective, evidenced-based therapies used to treat and heal emotional and psychological trauma is EMDR Therapy -- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR therapy, a treatment available here in South Austin, is proven to be highly effective for the treatment of trauma. When something traumatic happens, the nervous system can freeze up, obsessed with the inciting images, sounds, thoughts, and feelings. It can be the basis for a lot of discomfort and negative emotions, such as fear and helplessness, that we cannot control.
These are really the emotions connected with the original traumatic experience that are being triggered. Trauma EMDR therapy is designed to unlock the nervous system and allow your brain to process the experience. It is important to recognize that you do not need to relive the traumatic experience but that the memory pathway is opened, your brain will be the healer, and that you are the one in control. EMDR trauma therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.
Among our trauma therapy techniques, we offer EMDR therapy for adults, including EMDR for depression, anxiety, and other forms of trauma. The success rate for EMDR therapy among trauma victims is high, and your life can be changed for the better.
Call South Austin Counseling today 512.280.5315 to learn more about how you may benefit from EMDR trauma therapy.
You can also visit the EMDR International Association website www.emdria.org for additional information about this powerful form of treatment.