How to Build Resilience During Tough Times

DC Metro Sleep and PsychotherapyEMDR

An important question that I am asking my clients right now is: How are you coping with everything going on? This is an emotional and anxiety-filled time and many of us are experiencing higher levels of stress. The pandemic coupled with nationwide unrest is causing a lot of distress. What is important to notice is how we deal with these … Read More

Chronic Pain and Your Brain

DC Metro Sleep and PsychotherapyEMDR

In my practice, I find that many of the people I work with may not be completely aware of how powerful the mind can be. Particularly when we experience any physical pain, our first thought is often what medication to take or what can a doctor do to fix this quickly.  Pain-killers or injections tend to be the first stop … Read More

Healing Trauma with EMDR Therapy

DC Metro Sleep and PsychotherapyEMDR

Trauma can be a difficult thing to define. We think of trauma as a really distressing experience, or an emotional response to a disturbing event. I often encounter people who feel that something difficult they have been through shouldn’t be defined as trauma. Perhaps it wasn’t life threatening, or they feel that it wasn’t “bad enough.” But the truth is, … Read More

What is EMDR?

DC Metro Sleep and PsychotherapyEMDR

EMDR uses eye movements, sound or pulses to stimulate both sides of the brain, called bilateral stimulation. Focusing on a disturbing event or traumatic memory, along with the bilateral stimulation can help us to re-process the memory so it doesn’t feel as upsetting. It allows us to see and remember disturbing material in a new and less distressing way. During … Read More