EMDR Therapy for People with Trauma in Iowa

Are you constantly reliving a traumatic experience that prevents you from enjoying life? Do you struggle with PTSD? Do you suspect that a loved one is struggling with PTSD or a stress-related disorder?

Trauma and stress can significantly impact an individual’s mental and physical well-being. Did you know that trauma is not as much about the facts of what happened, as it is about how the brain makes sense of what happened? Trauma results from the mind becoming overwhelmed, and struggling to cope with an event or series of events.

If not dealt with, early trauma and stress can negatively impact a person’s life by changing behavior, emotions, and thoughts.

As a mental health expert with experience in treating trauma and stress related disorders, I can help you overcome the trauma of the past so you can engage more fully in the present.

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy, or EMDR, is an evidence-based treatment endorsed by the military for PTSD and trauma disorders.

I understand the difficulty of reliving and revisiting traumatic events in your life.

EMDR is different, in that you don’t have to talk about every detail of what happened to reprocess the trauma, which is an added benefit to avoid retraumatizing you during treatment. By using alternating eye movements, tapping, or audio tones during EMDR therapy sessions, your brain is helped to heal and make sense of memories that had previously remained stuck as if they were happening over and over again.

Do not allow traumatic thoughts or memories to stop you from living a full and happy life. 

EMDR can be used to help treat PTSD, stress, depression, anxiety, and more. 

If you are wondering how EMDR works and what EMDR therapy involves, I am happy to provide you with more information. Please know that EMDR happens in phases and begins with history taking and a focus on calming and coping skills to prepare you for the work of trauma reprocessing. I understand that trauma and stress cannot be ignored, as it will bubble up in many areas of your life.

I will work closely with you to address your trauma in the timing that is right for you, so you can feel ready to face the world.

Allow me to partner with you to face the stress and trauma that has been holding you hostage.

Get in touch with me today for a free 20 minute consultation, and no longer walk through past trauma alone.

Kate Freese, LISW
Kate Freese, LISW
Kate Freese, LISW
Kate Freese, LISW