EMDR is a new therapy service being offered by Grief Recovery Center in Houston, Tx to help combat symptoms of trauma or a distressing life experience.
Utilizing new and effective therapies for patients is how Grief Recovery Center seeks to stay ahead of the changing landscape in Mental Health. This commitment has been highlighted by the new hire of Chelsea McDonald, a licensed professional counselor, specializing in counseling for trauma victims.
One of the most influential therapies Ms. McDonald has been trained in is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, better known as EMDR. This form of therapy is most notable for alleviating symptoms of trauma or a distressing life experience, as well as the more common memories often associated with low self-esteem, anxiety, and stress. As someone who has been through the process of overcoming anxiety, Ms. McDonald states “I understand. That’s why I’m honored to support and walk alongside those courageous to seek guidance in becoming the best versions of themselves.”
Ms. Mcdonald’s experience has lead her to work with particularly women with history of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, and adolescents who were forced into sex trafficking. Her work in trauma additionally expands to veterans and those going through a painful loss.
Majority of Ms. McDonald’s clients reported feeling a lack of control, low self-esteem, unshakable sadness, intense worry, isolation, and a sense of feeling trapped within their own body, which for some led to self-harm or unhealthy eating patterns. Many simply tried to survive the day. Understanding what it’s like to suffer and work through anxiety, Chelsea provides them with a sense of peace and freedom; the ability to enjoy life and be present with loved ones without fear interceding. To transition from surviving, to thriving, answering the question, “Will things ever get better?”
The owner of Grief Recovery Center, Asma Rehman, has been continually looking at ways to better suit not only their current patients coming into the office, but other people in need of tailored treatment options that are just not being explored or offered by other therapist practices. This thought process has also lead Asma to creating a weekly grief group that is offered every Saturday morning. More information on this can be found at https://www.griefrecoveryhouston.com/
To make an appointment or to gather more details on EMDR Therapy in Houston, Chelsea can be reached by the sending in a message via the company’s website or by phone.