Many of us in adulthood are still affected by painful events from our childhood. Feelings like shame, anger, emptiness, confusion or fear can permeate our adult relationships and cause symptoms of anxiety, depression, and addiction.
Frequently, we try to forget about or bury these awful experiences, but they often resurface through triggering events no matter how old we are. In addition, sometimes our families do not acknowledge the abuse which further complicates the pain.
Are you ready to resolve and heal childhood wounds and find greater peace and happiness in your life?
Our licensed therapists use many effective tools and techniques in a comfortable and safe environment. One of the most powerful is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is a research-based technique that rapidly helps individuals resolve painful or disturbing memories. Originally designed to help survivors of trauma, it is effective for any upsetting memories and their associated bodily sensations that may be difficult to emotionally or verbally process. There are a number of phases in an EMDR treatment, but the focus is on the client thinking about a particular memory while moving his/her eyes in a side-to-side motion. This motion, called bilateral stimulation, appears to help facilitate communication between both hemispheres of the brain and unlocks its natural healing potential.
The goals of trauma and abuse therapy are to help you:
- Regain and strengthen your sense of self
- Relieve feelings of depression, anxiety, fear and shame
- Neutralize the emotional upset from painful or disturbing memories
- Leave the past behind so you can focus on creating a happy and vibrant life in the present
At Charleston Counseling Center our team of experienced and licensed professionals are ready to help support you today. We accept many insurance plans and offer evening and weekend appointments for your convenience. Let us know how we can help you on your road to recovery. Contact us to make an appointment.