EMDR and BrainSpotting
At Altus Home Counseling, we offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and BrainSpotting services to help individuals process and heal from trauma, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. Our therapists are trained in these evidence-based therapies and can provide personalized treatment to meet each client's unique needs and goals.
EMDR is a therapy that was originally developed to help individuals process and heal from trauma. It involves the use of rapid eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation to activate the brain's natural healing processes. During EMDR therapy, clients focus on a specific traumatic memory while simultaneously following the therapist's finger or other forms of bilateral stimulation. This process can help reduce the intensity of negative emotions and beliefs associated with the memory, allowing for more adaptive processing and healing.
BrainSpotting is another therapy that is based on the principles of EMDR. It involves the use of eye positions to identify and process traumatic memories and other emotional experiences that may be stored in the brain. During BrainSpotting, clients focus on a specific eye position while the therapist supports them in exploring their thoughts and feelings related to the targeted memory or experience. This process can help clients access deeper levels of processing, self awareness and healing.
Both EMDR and BrainSpotting have been shown to be effective treatments for a variety of mental health concerns, including trauma, anxiety, depression, and addiction. These therapies can be especially helpful for individuals who have experienced complex trauma or have difficulty processing their emotions and memories.
At Altus Home Counseling, we have therapists trained in EMDR and BrainSpotting who can provide personalized treatment to meet each client's unique needs and goals. We use evidence-based practices to guide our work and help clients achieve their desired outcomes.
Our EMDR and BrainSpotting services can be used to address a variety of mental health concerns, including:
Trauma: Trauma can have a profound impact on an individual's mental health, leading to symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our therapists can use EMDR and BrainSpotting to help individuals process and heal from traumatic experiences.
Anxiety: Anxiety is a common mental health concern that can interfere with daily functioning and well-being. Our therapists can use EMDR and BrainSpotting to help individuals identify and address the underlying causes of their anxiety and develop strategies to manage their symptoms.
Depression: Depression is a mental health concern that can cause feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and low self-esteem. Our therapists can use EMDR and BrainSpotting to help individuals identify and address the underlying causes of their depression and develop strategies to improve their mood and overall functioning.
Addiction: Addiction is a complex mental health concern that can be difficult to treat. Our therapists can use EMDR and BrainSpotting to help individuals identify and address the underlying causes of their addiction and develop strategies to manage their triggers and cravings.
During EMDR and BrainSpotting sessions, our therapists work closely with clients to ensure that they feel safe and supported throughout the process. We provide a non-judgmental and compassionate environment where clients can feel comfortable expressing their thoughts and feelings. Our therapists work collaboratively with clients to develop personalized treatment plans that address their unique needs and goals.
EMDR and BrainSpotting are typically short-term therapies, with many clients experiencing significant improvement in their symptoms within just a few sessions. However, the length of treatment can vary depending on the individual and the severity of their symptoms.
If you are struggling with a mental health concern or blockages and are interested in EMDR or BrainSpotting, contact us today to schedule an appointment.