Individual counseling is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a licensed therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their thoughts, emotions, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential experiences, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to improve, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.
Sessions typically last 45-50 minutes, every 1-2 weeks. An individual's goals can often be meet in as few as five or six sessions or as long as several years, depending on the person's unique needs and personal goals for therapy.
Often our brains can get "stuck" in experiences, memories, thoughts and/or feelings. Since the experience is locked in our mind, it continues to be triggered whenever a reminder comes up. It can be the basis of for a lot of discomfort and sometimes a lot of negative emotions, that we can't seem to control. The eye movement stimulation in EMDR Therapy helps unlock the system and allow your brain to process the experience.
EMDR is similar to trigger point massage therapy. Often areas of our muscle get locked or knotted, and by stimulating the knotted area (through direct massage/dry needling/etc), they generate muscle release and natural healing. In EMDR, we focus on the "knot" in the brain and intervene with a stimulus (eye movements, tactical sensations, and/or auditory stimulation) to generate release, and promote natural healing.
The purpose of couples therapy is to restore a better level of functioning in couples who experience relationship distress. The focus of couples therapy is to identify the presence of dissatisfaction and distress in the relationship, and to devise and implement a treatment plan with objectives designed to improve or alleviate the presenting symptoms and restore a healthier level of functioning. Couples therapy can assist persons who are having complaints of intimacy, sexual, and communication difficulties.