EMDR is a major way Kim helps her clients transform their lives.
EMDR utilizes several psychological approaches that provide rapid relief from PTSD and other psychological disorders. EMDR was discovered and invented by a psychologist Francine Shapiro in 1987. Dr. Shapiro has conducted controlled research studies to support her work and the effectiveness of EMDR.
The client is asked to identify a traumatic memory that is emotionally disturbing. As the client focuses on the memory, the therapist directs eye movements in one of three ways, including following a light on a screen, listening to a sound or feeling a vibration through a hand-held device. As the patient allows the bilateral stimulation through one of the three ways mentioned above, simultaneously the patient is focusing on a disturbing memory. The patient is identifying the emotional experience while they are revisiting the trauma.
In a short period of time, the patient becomes desensitized to the memory and then is able to reprocess the experience. Every memory has at least one negative memory associated with it and through the EMDR protocol, this negative belief is reprocessed into a positive belief about oneself.
Kim completes an assessment with the client to determine if EMDR is beneficial for a specific problem. Then a treatment plan is established. She has provided EMDR for children as young as three years of age, through
adulthood for several psychological issues.
Kim is certified in EMDR, provides consultation for other therapists and conducts workshops to train therapists on implementing EMDR in their practice.
Children, Teenagers, Adults and Families
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Depression - Generalized Anxiety -
Panic attacks - Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder - Addictions - Performance Enhancement - Christian/Spiritual Counseling
$135.00 Per Client Hour (55 Minutes) Sliding Scale also available.
Insurance: Some insurance companies are accepted; discuss at the time of scheduling your appointment.
Payments Accepted: Cash, Check, Debit Cards, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discovery, HSA Accountsre.