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ZOOM!

We now have the capability to do video conferencing sessions for client’s who are located within the State of Indiana, but otherwise not close enough to make regular attendance feasible. Like everything else, technology has come to our rescue and I am finally catching up. The site is called ZOOM and it will allow

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EMDR for Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia

    A recent study published in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research http://Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 10 (4). doi: 10.1891/1933-3196.10.4.275  indicates how well EMDR works for those with Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia. These results indicate that effective, lengthy preparation of the client, tackling recent events and current triggers before moving on

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The latest research shows that PTSD and alcohol are a bad combination.

Some new research from the journal, Translational Psychiatry, indicates that people coping with the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder will often turn to alcohol as a way to help, but that alcohol may actually make the symptoms worse. In a study done with mice, researchers concluded that those given alcohol displayed fear behavior

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Psychiatric Research shows antioxidant helps more than CBT with PTSD/Substance Use

Research published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry indicates that an antioxidant (N-acetylcysteine or NAC) ha an impact in the treatment of veterans diagnosed with PTSD and co-morbid Substance Use Disorder. The NAC treated group showed a 46% reduction in PTSD symptoms, compared with a 25% in the placebo group.  Depression and cravings were

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Busiest time of the year

Here we are during the holiday season, an always difficult time of year for many people. It has been a week since Thanksgiving and the intensity of emotions has already kicked up several notches in my practice. If you or someone you know needs help, please do not hesitate to reach out to a

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The Popularity of EMDR is Growing

EMDR has certainly become the most valuable service I offer to clients over the past year and it appears I am not the only clinician who is experiencing this phenomena in her practice. An article in the Daily Herald explains, http://www.dailyherald.com/arti…/20161106/entlife/161109376/

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