EMDR is about Change
It is a powerful relational therapy addressing past, present, and future!
What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a comprehensive psychotherapy that helps you address the challenges of your past, your present, and your future.
is EMDR Right for me?
Many come to EMDR therapy after feeling stuck or experiencing no movement with other traditional therapeutic models. I often get asked, “What does EMDR therapy work best for?” The answer is simple: EMDR is best for any issue that is stored in memory. This can include a broad range of disturbing life experiences, including accidents, loss of a job or loved one, physical/sexual abuse, and exposure to combat and natural disasters. Yet, EMDR is also used to treat troubling symptoms such as anxiety, depression, guilt, anger, complicated grief reactions, phobias, and post-traumatic reactions. In addition, it is used to treat relationship problems, performance anxiety, and self-esteem issues. My passion is to help clients through relationally focused EMDR along with other advanced psychotherapy methods like attachment theory, DBT, IFS’s, and ego state therapy. These methods help clients find freedom from their trauma symptoms, and gain freedom from the old narratives they are stuck in about who they are as a person and how they are showing up in the world.
Intensive EMDR Therapy
The traditional mode of psychotherapy has become more flexible and adaptable to our changing societal, professional, and therapeutic demands and needs. Adjunctive & EMDR Intensives are designed to support the individuals who have a busy lifestyle or need help more acutely. I also offer Intensive EMDR for maternal health in the areas of birth trauma, infertility and loss, and post-partum.
EMDR intensive is an excellent model for anyone who desires a hands-on approach to their individual processing, has a busy schedule, or desires to address their own triggers that are impacting their personal and professional journey more quickly. Additionally, EMDR intensives can adjunct existing therapy if your current therapist is not EMDR trained or certified.
EMDR intensives can be a good option for someone who prefers to take a more direct approach to addressing traumatic memories by doing so in a compressed period of time over weekly hourly appointments. This often allows for more focused time on processing and healing trauma and less dedicated time to the process of opening and closing sessions. This allows for fewer cumulative treatment hours overall, even though it has a higher investment up front.
I offer EMDR intensives for my existing clients and for new clients who prefer to work intensively rather than the traditional model of weekly psychotherapy. This includes a highly personalized treatment plan and a schedule that allows you to meet your treatment goals quickly and effectively. Long-term EMDR Intensive Therapy is available if your wanting long-term support towards multiple concerns and treatment goals.
EMDR Intensives include a two-hour initial consultation for assessment of initial candidacy, treatment planning, and goal setting. The scheduling of block sessions is conducted post-initial session.
EMDR Consultation with Sarah
Whether you’re newly trained or seeking consolation for more complex trauma cases, it is critical to find a EMDR consultant that works best with your individual and practice needs. I work as faculty at Deany Laliotis’s Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy, where we specialize in relational EMDR basic and advanced trainings.
As an EMDRIA approved consultant, I have been trained and mentored by Deany Laliotis, and my specialties are in the areas of attachment trauma, grief and loss, structural dissociation, integration of EMDR with IFS, and survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I am trained in R-TEP (Recent Traumatic Events) and G-TEP (Group Traumatic Events Protocol).
I enjoy a hands-on approach to learning, where I focus and encourage sound case conceptualization through the EMDR AIP lens, and encourage and challenge clinicians to practice being comfortable with the uncomfortable of exploring and integrating EMDR as a comprehensive psycho-therapy. Group EMDR consultations are aimed at strengthening your knowledge and implementation of EMDR Therapy and to successfully integrate it into your clinical practice.
In my clinical practice, I specialize in relational EMDR with complex trauma, maternal health and birth trauma, post-partum, as well as attachment and parenting triggers. I continue with my own learning and ongoing consultation as I’m committed to actively growing as an EMDR psychotherapist and consultant.
EMDR for Maternal Health
Birth Trauma, Perinatal Loss, & Post-Partum
I offer a specialty in EMDR Therapy to help families navigate the journey of maternal health. This can include processing trauma surrounding loss or birth, infertility, and perinatal loss, along with trauma-informed post-partum planning for pregnancy after loss. This unique model is modified for you and your family’s needs including sibling support, family involvement with processing trauma, and, for some, a post-partum session for attachment support.
Throughout the past fifteen years, I have had the privilege of working with families during the challenging and vulnerable times of birth trauma, severe post-partum, and pregnancy after loss. Infertility, pregnancy loss, and birth trauma are overlooked as some of the post life altering attachment trauma for women and families. In addition, experiencing perinatal or birth trauma and all that comes with it is a difficult and overwhelming experience for any family. To best support my clients I offer this unique model to help them manage the unimaginable.