I did one session of EMDR with Alissa about my experience in the military. My nightmares and flashbacks are gone! Even my wife noticed a difference in my mood that same day! Thank you
I admit, I was skeptical at first that EMDR would work for me. I’m strong willed and stubborn, how could 1 person change my thoughts! I read about veterans with severe PTSD that changed their lives in a single session of EMDR; surely if a veteran with flashbacks of death and destruction can get better, so can I! So, I made an appointment with Alissa and tried it. I am still amazed and how successful these sessions were! I was able to resolve and lot of childhood trauma and anger, that ive been dealing with for 30 years in just a few sessions. I feel so much better, more positive and free of the burdens of the anger and trauma that followed me much of my life. I also thought, ok, this will last a week and then my thoughts will revert. That has not happened and it’s been over a month. My negative feelings have not come back and I can still say with confidence that I feel completely different than how I felt before my sessions. EMDR is a powerful tool to help free us from our trauma, and I highly recommend Alissa, she is amazing! I wish I had done it sooner, life is too short to not feel good!
I was referred to Alissa at one of the darkest times in my life. I had already been in therapy pretty consistently for 10 years. I had an amazing therapist but she felt for a new set of circumstances (repressed memories of child sexual abuse. I had been seeing her for the aftermath of a separate sexual assault) it would be beneficial for me to try EMDR. I was VERY hesitant. I had heard of EMDR as a treatment for trauma but didn’t believe it would work for me and I was terrified of the door I was about the walk through. As I sit here and reflect on the 2 year period I worked with Alissa (it’s been almost 5 years since I started and almost 3 since I ended) with EMDR as a component of our work together, I am still in awe of how effective and how fast I was given some memories that I needed to heal, some answers to questions I never knew I had, how I found forgiveness and freedom from those same memories and how the negative thoughts about abuse I never knew I went through until I realized and started to process through EMDR have slipped away. Alissa is amazing. She navigated me through yet another difficult part of my journey and helped me step into another realm of healing I never thought was possible and in record time compared to my 10 years it took to really heal from what I had been through after what I had repressed. I was able to process these memories with her in great detail, and week after week, her calming voice and compassionate listening broke through the many walls I had built sky high and emotion I’d never felt, before safely came through and set me free. She told me in many ways that none of this had to stop my healing journey and bring me backwards. She walked with me, even when I wanted to walk away. She encouraged me and always assured me by her words and actions that her patients were not numbers. She gave me many helpful tools. She reaffirmed to me that I had already survived something. This just made me a survivor with more to her story; nothing less, nothing more. She taught me that it was TIME TO HEAL ME from the inside out, and empowered me to see that I was the only one that really had the power to do so with a little help along the way. Alissa has a huge heart for those of us navigating trauma; and even when it gets difficult, her demeanor and encouragement keeps you grounded and focused on the healing prize. Time To Heal Me is the perfect name for what she does for people. Helps them see healing as a real thing. Time to heal US.
My daughter was having a recurring nightmare since August of 2018 and waking up several times through the night. She started to see Alissa using the EMDR method had only 3 sessions on her last session that night she went to bed and woke up the next morning excited to say she slept through the night and the nightmares have stopped. Thank you Alissa for helping my daughter!!
Alissa recommended doing an EMDR session after sharing a traumatic experience of sexual assault that occurred to me about six years ago. At first, I was a little hesitant because 1. I did not want to go back into that memory, and 2. I did not actually believe something like EMDR could actually help me. During the actual process it was painful to go back into the memory, and my anxiety was really high. However, after going through the process, I felt as if a weight was lifted off my shoulders and I could breathe easier. Ever since then I have felt so much better and more like myself. My trauma would always keep me from feeling like my true self and be happy, but after doing the EMDR I can surely say that this process has helped me a lot. Alissa was also very compassionate and patient while helping me through it and she was really supportive of the whole process. I would definitely recommend doing this process :)
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