Nadine Padowicz, LCSW Services
This is a physiological method for working through past trauma. It is much quicker than using talk therapy alone, and is a method I am certified in. It stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It works by having the client think of a traumatic event and using eye movements, or other types of stimulation such as tactile or audio, causes bilateral stimulation of the brain. It is believed this may open up the neural pathways and allow the brain to heal from trauma. This in turn, allows the client to put the trauma in the past instead of reliving the emotions of the trauma in the present. It is a highly effective technique and I use it with many of my clients.
This stands for Dialectical and Behavioral Therapy. It is a series of skills taught in modules. The skills include mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, affect regulation, and distress tolerance. It is helpful for teaching adults and adolescents how to cope with every day life stressors.
Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation or trance state. It is like a ship in which the client is the captain and the therapist is the rudder. The client is the one in control. It is a method for the client to make changes that he or she wants to make. While in a hypnotic state, a client will not do or say anything that they wouldn't otherwise do or say. Clients can not get "stuck" in hypnosis. I use hypnosis for weight reduction, stress management, smoking cessation, anxiety, phobias, and anger management.