Hi and welcome, I’m Katie Goode, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in EMDR and Hypnosis. I wanted to give you a little bit of a brief overview of what EMDR and Hypnosis can help you with.

EMDR

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) was originally created for veterans struggling with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), and it is a phenomenal technique for helping PTSD. How it works is, it removes the intensity of the effect of the trauma. So, for example, I had a client that I worked with last summer. She reached out to me a few months ago to let me know that this is the first time in 11 years that she hasn’t had flashbacks on the anniversary of her trauma.¬†EMDR helps you to stop reliving or re-experiencing the trauma so that you aren’t retraumatized by it.

The way I approach EMDR is very gentle. The goal of trauma work is not to retraumatize you.

I want you to know that you will be safe and supported. You are in control and you set the pace. I’m not going to push you harder than you’re willing to go. If you give me permission to nudge you a little bit, I will but I will continue to check in with you to make sure that you are ok.

Most of my clients report that the way I do EMDR for them allows them to feel very safe and supported. I believe it’s very important when you are doing trauma work that you feel¬† that you are in control of the process because trauma takes away that feeling of control and often leaves people feeling powerless.

EMDR is also effective for depression and anxiety. It can help in any situation where a negative core belief is preventing you from feeling good about yourself and having the life that you want. For more detailed information on EMDR, please visit my EMDR page.

Hypnosis

Hypnosis is incredibly successful for anxiety and panic attacks. Most of my clients with panic attacks stop having panic attacks after the first or second session and have eliminated any hint that there might be any another panic attach after four or five sessions. I’ve heard from a few clients that, years later, have not experienced any panic attacks after our work together.

Hypnosis also works really well for specific phobias. I’ve helped people who were afraid to fly, afraid to drive on the freeway, afraid of public speaking, or afraid of needles and it was very helpful for them and allowed them to live their life without fear. It’s also been helpful for quite a few people experiencing test anxiety.

Hypnosis can also be really helpful for weight loss, smoking cessation, and for bed wetting in children. For more detailed information on hypnosis, please visit my hypnosis page.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call me at 949-228-9102 or email me through my contact page.

I look forward to meeting you soon,

Katie