Wynn Helms, M.A.

How does it work?

How does it work?

What's EDMR?

By applying therapeutic approaches and techniques, we will work to unearth long-standing behavior patterns and negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling life.

I offer highly personalized approaches that are tailored to each of my clients and their individual needs to help attain the goals you are striving for, like managing interpersonal relationships, navigating the stresses of daily life, finding ways to address family issues and providing support for grief due to the loss of a loved one or loss of self.

One of my approaches is EMDR. Eye Movement Desenitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is based on the theory that psychotherapy can help your mind heal itself, just as your body would heal itself from an irritation such as a cut or scrape. Essentially, it teaches your brain to process things in a new way, releasing the trauma carried by certain memories and freeing your mind from old attachments. EMDR focuses on removing these mind blocks and allowing your brain to move on from past emotional problems.

EMDR involves a combination of stimulating sights and sounds. The therapist uses eye movement, auditory sounds or tactile pulses to help the person being treated reach the point where they don’t experience distress while reliving a memory.

There are eight phases to EMDR, and they include revisiting the previous session at the beginning of every new one, so that each session serves as a building block for recovery.