TRAUMA INFORMED CARE

PNWBH, LLC depends on a variety of treatment modalities to aid in your healing process. Our list of primary modalities is located at the bottom of this page. Many of our providers have advanced training in EMDR and utilize this modality for the treatment of trauma and many other clinically significant challenges as well.

ABOUT EMDR

EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and was developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro in 1987. 


EMDR is most widely used to process trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It has been clinically proven to be effective through extensive empirical research.

Dr. Shapiro discovered that trauma memories are stored in a part of our brain that is often not able to be healed by regular “talk therapy.” These trauma memories are protected and held by our brains and can sometimes feel “like they just happened yesterday,” causing for some, extreme emotional pain and disturbance in their lives.

EMDR works by stimulating the part of the brain where trauma memories are stored so they can be adequately processed.

The term "processed," means that the memory becomes much less intense and painful, even forgettable, much like the rest of your "non important" memories. This is done with back-and-forth eye movements called BLS (Bi-Lateral Stimulation) directed by your EMDR clinician.

EMDR is not only used to treat trauma and PTSD with amazing results, it is also used to effectively treat:

  • Panic attacks

  • Complicated grief

  • Dissociative disorders

  • Disturbing memories

  • Phobias

  • Pain disorders

  • Performance anxiety

  • Stress reduction

  • Addictions

  • Sexual and/or Physical abuse

  • Body dysmorphic disorders

  • Personality Disorders


Visit EMDRIA.org for more on EMDR.  

IS EMDR RIGHT FOR YOU?

Our trauma specialist, Arin Wallington, MA, LPC, NCC,  EMDR Certified Clinician developed this great TRAUMA CHECKLIST.  If you think you might be suffering from trauma, CLICK HERE TO TAKE A SHORT TEST. If you find yourself answering “yes” to many of the questions, EMDR can be an effective therapy for you. 

OTHER MODALITIES USED IN TRAUMA TREATMENT INCLUDE: 

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

  • DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)

  • Alpha-Stim

  • Touch Points

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Rogerian Therapy

  • Gestalt Therapy​

Click here to see a list of our providers and their specialties. You may reach out to any of them to inquire about availability and expertise. 

 

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