Trauma, Dissociation, Abuse, Childhood Abuse, Neglect, Medical Trauma, Sexual Assaults, Accidents, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Addictions and more...
Kim Seelbrede is trained to provide EMDR Therapy which can be done as a primary therapy modality or as an adjunct therapy for those with an already-established therapist or treatment team. EMDR is an evidence-based form of therapy; many clinicians find that it is more effective for their clients than CBT. Therapists and psychologists who use EMDR attest to the healing power of this treatment, and controlled research studies consistently demonstrate its efficacy and effectiveness. EMDR psychotherapy facilitates adaptive information processing as patients are able to reprocess traumatic information until it is no longer psychologically disruptive. EMDR alleviates symptoms related to trauma as well as other distressing symptoms such as: phobias, anxieties, fears, panic disorder, obsessions, depression, eating disorders, medical trauma, insomnia, sexual and emotional abuse, flashbacks, relationship issues, self-defeating patterns, negative thought patterns, habits, poor self-esteem, accidents, performance problems and triggers for substance and process addictions.
EMDR treatment is based on the neuroscience of the brain and uses the technique of alternating bilateral stimulation to process through memory networks and release the emotional charge associated with distressing thoughts, memories and blocks. Compared to traditional forms of cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT, EMDR has proven to be extremely effective in treating even the most problematic issues in fewer sessions. Because EMDR therapy addresses the root cause and heals at the level of the nervous system, clients have a better chance of achieving healing without needing to return to therapy. EMDR therapy identifies and addresses experiences that have overwhelmed the brain’s natural coping capacity and resilience, which has led to traumatic symptoms and harmful coping mechanisms helping clients reprocess traumatic information leading to a peaceful resolution. Negative, painful thoughts and beliefs are replaced with more adaptive and realistic, here and now, self-concepts. EMDR therapy is particularly supportive for clients who need to strengthen inner resources and develop self-soothing techniques. Kim Seelbrede is a level I & II EMDRIA-trained EMDR and Brainspotting clinician with a private psychotherapy and consultation practice in Manhattan. Learn more about EMDR Therapy here.
Addiction Treatment + EMDR Protocols for Addictions + Compulsions
Kim Seelbrede views addictive behaviors as symptoms of other underlying, unresolved issues and has developed a special interest in recovery support as well as having received specialized training in this area. Addictions such as substance abuse and process addictions are complex problems and can be successfully treated when other co-occurring difficulties are addressed, such as depression, panic disorder, ADD, Aspergers and personality disorders. Many may have more than two conditions that contribute to maladaptive coping responses. Some common addictions include: alcohol, drugs, gambling, food, shopping, video games, the internet, sex, pornography and work. Successful treatment for addictive behaviors is an integrative approach that may include some combination of psychotherapy and behavioral treatments. EMDR therapy using addiction protocols, psychodynamic psychotherapy and dialectical behavior therapy or DBT skills are also very effective forms of treatment. Learn more here.