All posts tagged: EMDR

An Overview of Therapy Options

But Still, I Rise T-Shirts for Mental Health Awareness Month are on sale NOW! 75% of the proceeds will go directly to The Trevor Project, an organization that helps with crisis intervention and suicide prevention in LGBTQ+ teens. Shirts are on sale from May 1-May 31, and shirts are printed every 3 business days. To order a shirt for an amazing cause, you can Click Here! T-Shirt was designed by Allie Dearie (Insta/Twitter: @alliedearie) When you’re first looking into therapy as an option to help you manage your mental health, there are a lot of questions. What kind of therapy should I pursue? How will it help me? How do I find a therapist that specializes in my specific struggles?

Dear Diary: Confront Your Own Self

When I first started seeing a counselor, and even up into that first year, I made almost no true progress in overcoming my phobia and anxiety. It was a lot of finding my footing on this already uneven ground, and hoping that at some point I’d manage to either find my way to solid land or learn to walk on the broken concrete. Of course, I remember how proud I was at the end of my first year of counseling. I had gone from 90% constant anxiety to about 75% constant anxiety. That was huge for me, but in the grand scheme of things it really wasn’t much, especially where I’ve gone in the short time I’ve been doing EMDR. But that is a tale for a different day.

Dear Diary: Oh, Look, I’m Back (and terribly out of sync)

It’s been over one week since I wrote anything on my blog and I think I needed it. Mentally, that is. I’ve had a lot going on, and to say that my mind just hasn’t been with it would be an understatement. Between Christmas shopping, an injured back keeping me in a horizontal position as much as possible, my husband starting his first day at work with his new position in Idaho and the stress of moving, my anxiety has been on overdrive.

Everything You Ever Needed To Know About Emetophobia: Q&A Time

As promised, here is the Q&A! I got a lot of great questions from friends, family and the lovely people in my support group and I’m excited to answer them for you. These questions are all answered by me, by my knowledge and what I’ve researched, so it’s my take, but like many things there are always more than one take. If you have any questions about my answers, or if you have a question that I did not answer, please let me know in the comments below or by emailing me at and I will answer them personally as soon as possible.

Counseling Session 5: I See EMDR Working

I’m about a week behind on writing about this, but I do plan on writing out my sixth session soon after this one. The sixth session (my most recent) dug up a lot about past events that I wasn’t necessarily ready to face yet, so I’m trying to decide how to best write that out for you guys. However, I am ready to write about my fifth session so here goes! This session was a great one. I actually saw the EMDR working this time, instead of assuming I was doing something wrong. EMDR is so fascinating, because it’s something you don’t realize is working until you’ve had time to process it sometime later.

Counseling Session 3 & 4 and Other Random Thoughts

I apologize that  I have been slack on writing on this blog about my counseling. While it’s no excuse, work has been quite stressful, and with a puppy who has hit his terrible two’s a bit early, my hands are quite full. However, I have some time to write and figured I would fill you in on what’s been going on in my counseling sessions. Counseling Session 3 – Intro to EDMR So in this session, we did some more preliminary work before beginning EMDR. In order to start, you have to answer a series of questions that basically determines how in tune you are with yourself.

Counseling Session Two: Thoughts and Reflection

Hello my beautiful internet friends! I hope you have been having a wonderful week and that you are anxiety free on this Monday. As you know, I have decided to head back to counseling to polish up my coping methods and hopefully find a new way to rid myself of emetophobia. If you want to hear about my first session, you can click here. I had my second session this past Friday and we have not yet started the EMDR, but did discuss it more in depth. This being said, I do feel like I need to at least clarify some of the statements from my EMDR post and explain it a little better.

What in the world is EMDR?

**I just wanted to preface this with saying that this article was what I found on my own research and how I interpreted it. It has come to my attention that after attending a session with a licensed professional, my deductions were incorrect and you can read about what EDMR is in my first blog post about counseling HERE.** Hello my lovely internet friends! I’m hoping to write more than I did in March, which means I’m already exceeding those expectations…since I didn’t write at all in March.