We’ve all had those moments in therapy where we feel stuck or loop on issues related to negative life experiences. It can be discouraging for both the client and the therapist. Often times, when the primary therapist and client collaborate with an EMDR therapist, this partnership can help move treatment forward.
At Sea Glass LLC, I partner with primary therapists and their clients to target their clients’ specific memories, body sensations, or limiting beliefs with EMDR therapy. By narrowly targeting specific traumatic memories or intrusive material, brief adjunct EMDR therapy can accelerate progress in traditional therapy, help the client and the primary therapist to resolve stuck points, and enrich their ongoing work.
Adjunct therapy does not replace or interrupt ongoing therapy; it is supplemental to the primary therapeutic relationship. Think about this like you would with other medical providers; you have a primary care physician that provides you with ongoing care, but at times refers you to a specialist for certain issues. In this case, I’m the specialist. With adjunct EMDR therapy, clients continue to receive treatment with their primary therapist. Usually adjunct therapy is short term (4-12 sessions) and desensitizes single incident trauma or simple phobias that interfere with the client’s therapeutic gains. Treatment is often scheduled in an intensive format. Read more about EMDR intensives offered here. The success of treatment is based on clearly defined goals for the EMDR therapist, defined in collaboration with the primary therapist and client.
If you are feeling stuck in anxiety or trauma with your work with your primary therapist, reach out to me today to see if adjunct EMDR therapy may be a good fit to accelerate your progress.