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EMDR Therapy & Trauma Counseling

What Is Trauma?

Trauma is an emotional response to a distressing life event. Trauma can come from: exposure to abuse (physical, psychological, verbal, sexual), emotional neglect, developmental trauma/attachment, addiction, grief/loss, war, violence within ones community, birth trauma/medical interventions, perinatal trauma/miscarriages/infertility, natural disasters, domestic violence and exposure to repeated distressing life events as first responder. 

70 percent of Americans have experienced trauma. During the global pandemic I would venture to say that number is near 100 percent. 

How can therapy fix it?

Empower Women Counseling is committed to providing evidence based treatment and trauma informed care through the use of the therapy intervention EMDR with an emphasis on attachment. One of the most effective tools in treating trauma is EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitzation Reprocessing. EMDR is an evidence based therapy intervention designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain while significantly decreasing distressing symptoms (EMDRIA, 2022). 

EMDR is a psychotherapy treatment that utilizes body based interventions, bi-lateral stimulation (through tapping or eye movements), mindfulness, and core beliefs to reprocess trauma. EMDR offers significant symptom reduction and many clients report symptom reduction in as little as 6-8 sessions. Empower Women Counseling uses EMDR with an attachment focus which profoundly helps those who struggle with developmental trauma and relationship wounds. 


To learn more about EMDR visit EMDRIA and watch a quick video here


 Young Woman Contemplating

These feelings do not have to control your life any longer.


You can find relief. Ashley Hartman has over 10 years of experience successfully treating anxiety & depression disorders. Most patients report a decrease in symptoms in as few as 3- 5 sessions. *Individual results may vary*


Let's get you feeling better.

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