EMDR in Kansas City

Unlock the power of EMDR therapy to heal and integrate traumatic memories with this insightful guide by McKenna Elfrink, LPC. Delve into the neurobiological approach of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and understand its transformative process. From assessment to integration, learn how EMDR helps to uncouple distressing emotions, reprocess memories, and cultivate more adaptive beliefs. Discover how this empirically validated treatment targets psychological symptoms related to trauma, paving the way for improved mental and physical well-being. Whether you’re navigating anxiety, depression, PTSD, or other distressing sensations, EMDR could be the key to unlocking your healing journey.

Talking to Children about Gun Violence

In the aftermath of unsettling events like those witnessed during the recent Super Bowl celebration, parents face the challenging task of discussing violence with their children. However uncomfortable, these conversations are crucial in helping children process their emotions and understand the world around them. Encouraging open dialogue, offering reassurance, and modeling healthy coping strategies can provide the support children need to navigate through difficult times with resilience and hope.

So, what Exactly is EMDR?

Maybe you’ve heard about EMDR from a friend or you were recommended to do it by your therapist. You hear it’s the “gold standard for the treatment of trauma” but don’t understand how, or maybe you’re even scared to do it.