EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, a mouthful that encapsulates its core processes. Essentially, EMDR is a trauma treatment modality designed to target and reprocess traumatic memories stored in the brain. When trauma memories are stored in a dysfunctional way it can cause us pain and mental health issues.
For the sake of this post, I am discussing the heteronormative, penis-vagina intercourse ideology of virginity and sex. Lately, with many of my clients, I’ve been relating experiences to my favorite problematic structure, The Patriarchy. I’ve referred to it as my party trick or my version of “Six degrees of separation to Kevin Bacon” because […]
Just in case you didn’t know, the talented Elaine Jackson, LCPC has joined our team full time! She is able to see clients virtually in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. 1. Let’s start off with where you’re from– where are you from originally and if you’re not still there, where do you live now? I […]
-Maddie Quirk, LPC, RYT If you have ever experienced a traumatic event you know that it can change you. Trauma, while somewhat elusive and difficult to define, is visceral. Trauma is not only a psychological response to past threats it is also very PHYSICAL. It lives in our bodies and in our nervous systems. Trauma […]
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