I’m contaminated

I’m contaminated

Most of us have a certain sense of safety and control over our bodies.  After a sexual assault, a victim feels dirty and contaminated.  A child or a sexual assault survivor feels a sense of power being taken away from the control of their own body.  The shame of...
My partner cheated; now what?

My partner cheated; now what?

Randy had been married for three years to someone that he thought was faithful.  He felt that they had a great relationship, and he didn’t see any problems that were out of the ordinary for couples.  He was shocked when he saw a notification come on his...
Exhaustion

Exhaustion

Erin was a corporate lawyer who worked ten-hour days, five days a week.  On the weekend she would try to make time for herself but instead found herself worrying about work, answering emails and going over paperwork.  By the time Sunday came, she couldn’t get...
I feel spaced out

I feel spaced out

Betty often felt spaced out when she was at home alone.  She was so used to going and working hours on end, that when she had downtime, she felt anxious.  What “should” she be doing?  She was exhausted, but she felt guilty for resting.  She would lie down...
EMDR for anxiety

EMDR for anxiety

As uncomfortable as anxiety can be, we all need a little bit of anxiety to motivate us to meet our deadlines and to survive.  However, when our anxiety becomes too big, we can feel like we are spinning out of control.  It might be hard to focus and be efficient...