LIGHT INTO DARKNESS
ALEX FURCHES LMFT
EMDR Therapy for C-PTSD and other Complex Trauma-Related Disorders
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As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an EMDRIA Certified EMDR therapist, I understand that life’s challenges past and present can take a heavy toll that no one else might see or understand. Whether you are anxious, depressed, or struggling with other effects of abuse or other trauma (or perhaps it's your child struggling), you had the inner strength to search for options online. You have started the journey toward healing, and it would my privilege to walk alongside as you find your way.
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I've been working as a therapist since 2010, but I still get up each morning feeling privileged to take part in each client's story of healing and growth. I take great pride in the progress and success of my clients, and look forward to helping you.
Usually, mental health complaints are understandable given a client's life history. EMDR therapy directly addresses the effect of traumatic events on mental health. You can learn more about EMDR below, and on my blog (top right). As an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and EMDR Institute Facilitator, I assist with the training and development of EMDR therapists nationwide. I am a clinical member of EMDRIA and AAMFT.
TREATING TRAUMA: WHAT IS EMDR?
EMDR is a powerful therapy that can eliminate even the most complex trauma-related disorders, and many other ways the past affects the present. In 2019, EMDR received the "Strongest Recommendation" from the International Institute for Traumatic Stress Studies for the treatment of PTSD in adults, and EMDR is validated by over 80 scientific studies.
EMDR is different. It does not involve "re-living" past events or becoming "numb." It doesn't involve describing traumatic events in detail. Instead, EMDR activates the natural power of the mind to reprocess memories into the past, which is like the relief you feel when a nightmare ends and you start a new day.