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Teresa Allen MFT
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist #39878
Have you experienced a fire, earthquake, assault, vehicle accident, or medical procedure with memories you just can’t seem to shake? Sometimes there are recurrent images or dreams, anxiety, or avoiding everything that reminds you of the event. Even if you witnessed a traumatic event involving other people, there can be aftereffects. If you felt significant fear, helplessness, or shock these experiences can lead to numbness, detachment, or memory problems.
In therapy you can get help to resolve these stuck memories and to resume your normal life. Usually it is important to check for earlier memories that might be making it harder to get over the current event. EMDR is a well-researched and effective treatment for one-time traumatic events of this type.