Patty Hills, MSW, RSW
Registered Clinical Social Worker & Certified EMDR Therapist
519-357-8615 [email protected]
Many of clients I work with have been impacted by living through negative traumatic life events that have negatively impacted their perception of trust in themselves, their attachment relationships, and the world. We are all vulnerable to symptoms of PTSD which generally includes symptoms of hyperarousal, or avoidance of things that remind us of the traumatic event. When we are triggered and flip into survival mode it can have a negative impact on being able to do the things we want or need to in our daily lives. It can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, stressed and overwhelmed. For those who did not receive the gift of secure attachment the the impact of trauma can be even more overwhelming.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) is a structured sensory based intervention that can help the brain to process the traumatic memories so that associated distress can be cleared. EMDR can also help build your confidence that you can manage current day challenges, and create coping plans for managing future worries. Calming techniques for containment, calming, grounding, and mindfulness are also taught and practiced.
For more information about EMDR please check out the EMDR International Association Website at www.EMDRIA.org.
I specialize in working with teens (age 12 years of age and older), adults, and seniors