Counseling / EMDR

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Counseling/Therapy/EMDR:

TouristCounseling with Andy is not about “fixing” you, but rather helping you reach your full potential. Counseling with Andy will provide you with practical tools, insight, perspective as well as a kind, empathetic ear.

Psychotherapy can be a great way for parents to work through emotional and behavioral issues they face personally. It will provide support and strength but also challenges the individual to make appropriate changes in their own time. It can also provide a forum for sharing thoughts and feelings and solving problems in a safe and non-judgmental environment.  Andy is trained in multiple treatment methods including Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness Training, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR and others. Andy can help with many mental health, life and relational issues but specializes in helping with depression, anxiety, trauma related issues and family issues (Parenting and Couples).

Andy currently provides therapy through A+ Solutions in Burley, Idaho (208-678-3555) and can provide these services locally to clients in Idaho. Client’s that are not local but would like to would with Andy can contact him directly for other options for service at andysmithson@old.trueparenting.net.

What is EMDR?

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. The EMDR International Association describes it as follows…

” Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress. Below is a Brief Description of EMDR Therapy.

8 Phases of Treatment

The amount of time the complete treatment will take depends upon the history of the client. Complete treatment of the targets involves a three pronged protocol (1-past memories, 2-present disturbance, 3-future actions), and are needed to alleviate the symptoms and address the complete clinical picture. The goal of EMDR therapy is to process completely the experiences that are causing problems, and to include new ones that are needed for full health. “Processing” does not mean talking about it. “Processing” means setting up a learning state that will allow experiences that are causing problems to be “digested” and stored appropriately in your brain. That means that what is useful to you from an experience will be learned, and stored with appropriate emotions in your brain, and be able to guide you in positive ways in the future. The inappropriate emotions, beliefs, and body sensations will be discarded. Negative emotions, feelings and behaviors are generally caused by unresolved earlier experiences that are pushing you in the wrong directions. The goal of EMDR therapy is to leave you with the emotions, understanding, and perspectives that will lead to healthy and useful behaviors and interactions.” (From www.emdria.com)

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