Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Healing Attachment Trauma

Healing attachment trauma can be a long process. Prolonged brakes in loving connection, invalidation, and trauma are usually needed to disrupt a child’s attachment style. One or two events likely won’t be enough. This is why healing attachment trauma can take a long time. It is the profound neglect and lack of connection that needs […]

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Utilizing Grounding Skills: 9 Skills to Help You Ground Yourself

We go through life and often do not acquire the skills to regulate our emotions, nervous system, or mental health symptoms when they arise. So, when we do need to ground ourselves, we can feel adrift in the middle of the ocean with no direction. Utilizing grounding skills to help manage these challenges can be

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Readiness

EMDR therapy is a powerful, bottom-up intervention to heal past trauma(s) or when someone has experienced intense overwhelm. But how does someone know they are ready for EMDR therapy? A brief overview of EMDR therapy will be provided in this blog post as well as the answer to this question. EMDR Overview EMDR therapy is

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A Guide to Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy can seem complex to navigate, especially for those in need of this support. This blog post will provide an overview guide to trauma therapy for those who are interested in this topic. Understanding Trauma There are many different forms of trauma. Some of the differences in trauma include the age of onset. For

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What Makes Individual Therapy Effective?

Individual therapy may include many different types of therapeutic modalities as well as target many different forms of mental health symptoms and challenges. But what makes individual therapy effective? Is it the therapist, the client, the form of therapy, or all of the above? Different Components of Therapy Every therapist has similarities as well as

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Life with Bipolar Disorder

Trying to live life with bipolar disorder can feel like a roller coaster. The unpredictable changes in mood, not knowing if today motivation will be your ally or an adversary. Trying to constantly predict what and when a symptom will appear is exhausting in it of itself. What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is classified

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Effects of Violence on Mental Health

In a society that is more connected via social media and the internet than ever, we can experience the effects of violence on mental health. Additionally, with violent events appearing to occur more frequently, we can easily find ourselves involved in these types of traumatic events. Violence in the Media It seems like everywhere we

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What Makes for an Effective Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist Near Cherry Creek?

This is a great question. In this blog post, we’ll cover a variety of factors that can influence how and what interventions an EMDR therapist uses while in session. There are many large variables that impact how a therapist approaches clinical work. These may include: Prior life experiences that have created empathy and compassion Where

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Navigating Life with C-PTSD

Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) occurs from experiencing prolonged exposure to childhood neglect, abuse, feelings of having limited protection, and/or limited attachment to caregivers. Despite these events occurring throughout childhood, the lasting effects of C-PTSD can be devastating. However, working with a therapist trained in trauma can effectively help someone regain their sense of meaning

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Can Therapy Improve Self-Esteem?

There are many situations and experiences throughout life that tear down self-esteem. But the question is, can therapy improve self-esteem? What Factors Damage Self-Esteem? People first develop a sense of self and their own self-esteem during early childhood. Stressors and negative experiences during this time through the age of 10-11 can include: Invalidating parents –

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