PTSD / EMDR Therapy
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD is characterized by a lasting negative effect on a person following a traumatic, shocking, or terrifying event. PTSD becomes an issue when negative reactions becomes ongoing and lasts over an extended period of time. PTSD is also characterized by having an impact on one’s relationship, work, or day-to-day life.
Private, Safe, Confidential Counseling
PTSD is very treatable and like many areas the first step is admitting there is an issue and asking for help. This can be very difficult for some groups such as military or police personnel as their training often includes being told they need to be “strong” no matter what.
It is important to understand that acknowledging that there may be an issue is not a weakness but rather the first step in becoming even stronger through recovery. NorthPoint is experienced in working with those who struggle with PTSD and will develop a plan for help that is tailored to one’s personal needs.
Situations that can often lead to PTSD include:
Symptoms of PTSD include:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.
EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.
Symptoms that can be helped by EMDR
How do I know if EMDR is right for me?
There are a number factors to consider when evaluating the appropriateness of EMDR therapy for a client’s particular situation and history. During your initial consultation with a trained EMDR therapist, all the relevant factors will be discussed in full to help you both come to a decision to move forward with EMDR.