Julia is so easy to talk to and is really able to dig down deep to get to the root of the problem. I am 17 years old and was hesitant about going and wasn’t sure what to expect but she always makes me feel so comfortable and I feel like she really understands me. She gave me techniques to help with my anxiety and always had new suggestions on how to handle it. Every time I leave her office I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
Throughout this process I have gained confidence, boundaries, self-esteem, and how to live a balanced life!
I am 26 and have lived with depression for roughly 10 years of my life and anxiety for 14 years. Both invade so much of my life that I was having daily panic attacks, daily episodes of chest pain, joint pain, constantly feeling on edge, constantly worried. I remember the worst panic attack I’ve ever had felt like I was having a heart attack.
As of today, I have had one small anxiety attack in the last month, my mood is much better, I feel better. I am able to better understand when my body is telling me that something is wrong, something is bothering me that I haven’t fully dealt with. I have the tools to help keep myself calm and process through what I can at home and continue processing with Julia in the office. Within therapy, Julia has also given me the tools to more positively work through situations that will arise in the future. I have learned ways to keep connected with my body, and the importance of doing so, so that I may feel when something is off and can use this knowledge to prevent that event from making things heavy and uncomfortable in the future. I can now recognize when something during my day has made me so uncomfortable that I need to stop and take note of what is happening so that it can be worked through. I’m learning how to adjust my attitude and behavior, how to take steps to do things that I want to do, the things I never thought I’d be able to do; I’m learning how to be healthy so that I may become the kind of woman that I want to be.
It’s not magic that has changed my state of mind, although some days may feel like it. I’ve been doing EMDR therapy for almost a year and it has been a great journey. One of the most amazingly challenging and rewarding journeys one can go through, in my opinion. EMDR is new to most people, I know because in the time I’ve been doing it I have suggested it to multiple friends and family and they have no idea what it is.
EMDR is a form of therapy that I would suggest to anyone. Anyone, whether you have a diagnosed mental condition or not, would benefit from therapy. EMDR allows you to process through an old event so that it no longer causes you the pain or anxiety that you’ve been carrying since it occurred. You can also process through current events, challenges, or behaviors. You are given the opportunity to discover events that you may not even have considered painful at the time but may come to realize that it has left a lasting, negative effect. EMDR is a form of therapy that will leave you with skills to use for the rest of your life, and I think that is one of the greatest things about it.
I wouldn’t be where I am today, as healthy as I am today, without Julia and EMDR therapy. Of course, I have more work to be done but I’m excited as I know that EMDR is a journey and the benefits will last a lifetime.
I have suffered with depression, anxiety and PTSD for more than half my life. I had really given up hope for happiness. That said I am truly blown away by the power of EMDR therapy. I have only just begun this journey, but already I have seen truly amazing results. It can be a very intensive process but Julia is an excellent counselor who is very dedicated to her patients. She goes out of her way to accomadate scheduling that is not only convenient but the best for managing symptoms or feelings that you are having. After one EMDR session I was having an awful time with my anxiety I called her and she dropped everything to help me work through it, she is truly amazing. She is wonderful to talk to to and gives a lot of truly helpful insight. I am so glad to have found her. My search for a therapist was a really rough one. I was having such a hard time I nearly gave up. Then I found Julia and it was so easy to schedule and get in. I love that you can schedule online as well. I am very lucky to have found her and I have recommended her to all of friends and coworkers dealing with mental health issues and many have taken my recommendation. Julia is an excellent counselor and with her help I have already begun to change my life and now I have hope that things will finally get better and I can live a happy and fulfilling life.
When I reconnected with my ex she was blown away. She knew during that first encounter I was a different person. Whatever happened in this room changed me. I am now able to focus when people talk and my head feels calm.
I went from feeling permanently damaged to feeling like I am healthy. This changed my life! I am now doing things that I wanted to do but felt like I didn't have the time or energy to achieve. I am now living the life of my dreams.
After the plane crash I was drinking and going out to avoid my feelings. I was scared and people that really knew me saw the changes. Now I am more confident then I have ever been and busy planning my next trip.
When I started counseling I only went because my parents forced me to go. Now my weekly session is the highlight of the week. It is wonderful to have a place where I can just be me.
I am starting to see myself do things that would have been difficult in the past. I am now proud of myself and how I speak to others. Instead of beating myself up afterwards for over or underreacting.
This EMDR therapy that you do is so strange. I have never done anything like this before with a counselor. It's like you are doing magic. I can't understand how I feel so much better.
Therapy here is really intense but in a positive way. In the past I felt like I met with counselors and it didn't really do anything. I would talk about my stuff and then we didn't really do anything with it. Now I actually have the tools to get past my stuff.
It is awesome to now feel connected with my co-workers. I thought they just thought I was weird and didn't like me. Now I feel like I am part of the group. They have been very supportive and fun to be around. We have things in common that I never knew about before. I now enjoy work again. My family sees the changes in me too!