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Brainspotting & EMDR
Therapy

Brainspotting

Dr. Wall is a Brainspotting Trained Therapist. Brainspotting is a powerful evidenced based tool and new treatment approach which works by identifying, processing, and releasing stored negative or traumatic experiences from the brain to help affected individuals heal from within. It also promotes healing for individuals suffering from physical pain. It was developed in 2003 by social worker, psychotherapist, and performance coach David Grand based on his observations during therapy sessions. This is a deeply impactful therapeutic technique which has been added to the repertoire of services provided by Dr. Wall and benefitted by the clients who have had the opportunity to experience this.

Brainspotting works for a wide variety of emotional and somatic conditions. Brainspotting is especially effective with trauma-based situations and helps to identify and heal the underlying trauma that may be causing the anxiety, depression and other behavioral symptoms. It can also be helpful in cases of performance and creativity enhancement. Brainspotting allows the therapist access to both brain and body processes. The goal is to bypass the conscious, neocortical thinking to access the deeper, subcortical emotional and body-based parts of the brain.

 

 EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences.

Dr. Wall is an EMDR Trained Therapist. EMDR therapy does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue or completing homework between sessions. EMDR therapy, rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from the distressing issue, allows the brain to resume its natural healing process. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. For many clients, EMDR therapy can be completed in fewer sessions than other psychotherapies. EMDR therapy helps children and adults of all ages. Therapists use EMDR therapy to address a wide range of challenges:

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias

  • Chronic Illness and medical issues

  • Depression and bipolar disorders

  • Dissociative disorders

  • Eating disorders

  • Grief and loss

  • Pain

  • Performance anxiety

  • Personality disorders

  • PTSD and other trauma and stress-related issues

  • Sexual assault

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Substance abuse and addiction

  • Violence and abuse