SERVICES

Just a few of the services offered at Beckstein and Associates Behavioral Health

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EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZING REPROCESSING (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a theory that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of traumatic experiences.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience healing from trauma, as opposed to management of symptoms. EMDR theory believes that the brain is fully equipped to heal, it just needs some help getting there.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma, much as the body recovers from physical trauma.

For more information on EMDR please watch this video!

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TRAUMA RELATED DISSOCIATION

Using the structural dissociation theory, therapists work with clients to achieve "integration" of the system. Trauma related dissociation is described as "a mental escape when a physical escape is not possible", as a way of helping a person distance themselves from a traumatic experience. However, the dissociative experience can occur when a person becomes extremely stressed, triggered or overwhelmed when the "system" cannot decipher perceived threat from actual danger.

Read: Do You Have a “Normal Part” and a “Traumatized Part?"

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AFFIRMATIVE CARE

Affirmative care is defined as an approach to health care delivery in which organizations, programs, and providers recognize, validate, and support the identity stated or expressed by the individuals served. Affirmative or affirming care has been recognized as a best-practice form of service for the LGTBQ+ community. This model of care is founded on the assumption that sexuality and gender identity different from heterosexual and cisgender experiences, are normal and, moreover, that acknowledging and affirming identity and experience is a critical component of helping clients integrate their identity with the rest of their lived experiences.

Read more here: Affirmative Care Across Cultures

 

“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.”

-Brene Brown