Individual Therapy

Do you feel like you’re always taking 2 steps forward and 1 step back? Do you struggle to adjust to life’s changes? Are you struggling to maintain your interpersonal relationships?

If you are struggling with the effects of trauma or you are unable to form meaningful long-lasting relationships due to a personality disorder that is resistant to traditional talk therapy, you may feel discouraged. You may think that therapy doesn’t work. While traditional talk therapy can be helpful, it sometimes fails to address core internal issues. We understand!

That’s why we, at Moving Forward: Therapy & Coaching, offer individual therapy catered specifically to those struggling with trauma and attachment disorders–mostly known as personality disorders.

Whether you tried therapy or are looking at options for the first time, you’ve already taken a huge step by making it to this page. Accepting that you are struggling is often the hardest step on the road to healing.

Who We Treat

  • Individuals who have experienced trauma, such as sexual abuse, childhood abuse, complex PTSD, or a recent traumatic event.

  • People who are struggling with unstable relationships and may have been diagnosed with personality disorders, such as borderline or narcissistic personality disorder.

  • Individuals who have tried traditional talk therapy but found that their issues did not improve.

Our Approach to Individual Therapy

At Moving Forward: Therapy & Coaching, we adopt an integrated and evidence-based approach to individual therapy. Everyone has unique needs and requires a personalized treatment plan. Throughout our sessions, we will prioritize creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you to heal.

We believe it’s important to understand your feelings and experiences fully. We work hard to give you tools that really help and last. Our goal is to help you make lasting, healthy changes. We want you to feel confident handling life’s ups and downs on your own.

Our Methods

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a therapeutic approach that helps alleviate distress associated with traumatic events and negative beliefs about oneself.  It uses eye movements to reprocess difficult experiences and reduce the lasting effects of trauma.

While EMDR is known as a highly effective treatment for trauma survivors, it also treats depression, anxiety, grief, and addiction.

The objective of EMDR is to reprocess traumatic experiences. By doing so, past experiences are no longer painful to think about and you can start feeling hope. You can look forward to positive life experiences. Learn more about EMDR.

Attachment-Based Therapy

Attachment-Based Therapy focuses on strengthening or rebuilding the attachment between us and our relational worlds. It involves looking at our past relationships to see how they affect our actions today. Understanding our emotional responses allows us to build healthier, more fulfilling relationships. Attachment-based therapy is particularly helpful for people with personality disorders. It fosters emotional stability and promotes more satisfying interpersonal connections.

Why Choose Moving Forward: Therapy & Coaching

At Moving Forward: Therapy & Coaching, we’re passionate about guiding you through challenges related to trauma and personality disorders. Our experienced team offers tailored care, using evidence-based methods to support your unique journey. We believe in creating a safe, understanding space for genuine healing.

Remember, whatever you’re going through, you don’t have to face it alone. Healing is attainable, and with the proper support, you can build a brighter, healthier future. Take that first step and book an appointment today. Reach out to begin your healing journey.

EMDR

Trauma Symptoms

Unprocessed trauma goes beyond the occasional challenges that life presents. Trauma is an intense response to a distressing event. It can leave emotional scars and create memories you can’t move past. It can affect your day-to-day activities, turning even mundane tasks into sources of stress.

Some Common Symptoms Include:

  • Nightmares

  • Flashbacks

  • Hypervigilance

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Constantly feeling unsafe

Personality disorders–also called attachment disorders–can deeply affect your sense of self. They can alter how you perceive the world and relate to others. Adjusting to life changes becomes an uphill battle. Your ingrained patterns of thinking can make forming and maintaining interpersonal relationships challenging. The emotional toll frequently manifests as depression and anxiety, adding another layer of distress.

Other Common Symptoms:

  • Feelings of discouragement

  • Fear of rejection

  • Low self-esteem

  • Lack of trust in others or the world

  • Intense mood swings and emotional instability

  • Difficulty in managing stress and unexpected changes

  • Persistent feelings of emptiness or detachment from reality

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EMDR Certified Therapist
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Divorce Coaches Academy
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