At Decision Point Center, we provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
(EMDR) psychotherapy sessions to help patients suffering from behavioral
addictions and substance cravings. Oftentimes, substance abuse disorders
are related to traumatic experiences and post-traumatic stress disorder
(PTSD). When people substitute therapeutic healing by self-medicating
with drugs or alcohol, they become addicted to both the substance and
the perceived moments of relief. For this reason, self-medication can
be an extremely dangerous Band-Aid that actually prevents people from
recovering from their deeper traumas. EMDR therapy effectively targets
the origin of the substance abuse disorder to help patients overcome both
the trauma and the addiction.
Understanding EMDR Therapy
EMDR therapy focuses on helping patients analyze the past, understand the
present, and prepare for the future. Essentially, this means that a patient
works with a therapist to reconcile their past experiences and recognize
how those events continue to shape their interactions and coping habits
in the present. During this careful exploration, patients learn how to
develop constructive skills and mindsets that can inspire positive future
behaviors and reduce their desire to self-medicate.
Experience the Benefits
Under the guidance of our compassionate EMDR therapist,
Carol Kibbee MA, LPC, patients can safely undertake the 8 phases of EMDR therapy and disconnect
their traumatic experiences from their urges to self-medicate. Equally
important, EMDR therapy enables patients to confront and treat the deeper
emotional traumas that originally led to the substance abuse in the first
place. Patients of EMDR therapy often report that their cravings disappear
as they discover a more positive and confident sense of self.
Contact Decision Point Center
today at (844) 292-5010 to learn more about the benefits of Eye Movement
Desensitization and Reprocessing psychotherapy. Our Arizona addiction
rehab treatment team want to help you navigate the path to recovery.