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Every day issues can effect anybody. Loss, broken relationships, transitions, lack of fulfillment, unrealized dreams, not feeling good enough, loneliness and overall emotional pain caused from past hurts can alter your ability to function well in life. Whether you are single, in a relationship, or dealing with work or family drama, times arise when things are just not going well. It may feel like the harder you try to fix a relationship or make yourself feel better, the more stressful things tend to be. Our licensed counselors want to help you.
Please don’t wait one more day. Give us a call at 214-475-0345. If you are ready to get schedule an appointment at our Frisco office. We look forward to meeting you and hearing your story.
When: SOS Group meets every 4th Tuesday of the Month from 7:00pm- 8:30pm
Where: 2770 Main St. Frisco, TX 75033
For the Adult Only Group (Must be at least 18 years old to attend this group) child care is not provided
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What happens during an EMDR session?
Therapist and client work together focusing on a specific problem for that session. The client will bring the event/issue to mind focusing on the entire experience; the image, current emotions, bodily sensations, sounds, etc., in addition to thoughts and beliefs that are currently held about that event/issue. Stimulations are administered to both sides of the brain via eye movements, sounds or pulsations (this is called bi-lateral stimulation). Bi-lateral stimulation is administered to the client while focusing on the event/issue and the client will notice what comes to mind without making any effort to control direction or content of their thoughts.
There is no way to do EMDR wrong! Each experience is unique; therefore the information processed is based solely on the client. The stimulation is continued until the memory becomes less disturbing and the client is able personalize positive thoughts and beliefs about oneself; for example, “I can succeed”.
During EMDR, clients may experience intense emotions but by the end of the session, most people report a great decrease in the level of distress.
What kinds of problems can EMDR treat?
|Sexual, Emotional, Physical Abuse||Addictions|
|Eating Disorders||Performance Anxiety|
How long does EMDR take?
Generally, the first 2-3 sessions are used to gain a better understanding of the problem(s) and to decide if EMDR is an appropriate treatment, offering a more thorough explanation and an opportunity to answer questions about EMDR. In addition, this time allows the client to build trust and a relationship with the EMDR therapist.
EMDR therapy is designated as an accepted treatment by:
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Veterans Administration (VA)
- Department of Defense (DOD)
- Word Health Organiztion (WHO)
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Mary Vixaisack received her Masters of Science degree in Counseling & Development in 2013 from Texas Woman’s University. She is licensed by the State of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counseling Intern under the supervision of Shahidrah Cowgill, LPC-S. At the FFC Center, Mary specializes in EMDR Therapy and is currently accepting new clients.
*Information in this post was based on Dr. Francine Shapiro’s book Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures, 2nd Ed. and www.emdria.org. To learn more about EMDR therapy visit www.emdria.org