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Trauma Therapy Offers Hope


Diane Davison, a licensed clinical social worker in Bethlehem, is now offering an integrative, drug-free and non-invasive therapy to clients suffering from phobias, grief and psychological trauma. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) has been used to successfully treat post-traumatic stress, panic attacks, addictions, disturbing memories, anxiety disorder, phobias, performance anxiety, complicated grief and sexual and/or physical abuse.

“When a person is very upset, the brain cannot process information as it does ordinarily,” states Davison. “A moment can be ‘frozen in time’ and a person may feel as if they are going through the experience for the first time because the images, sounds, smells and feelings have not changed. These memories affect the way a person sees the world and the way they relate to other people. In many studies, the EMDR therapy seems to reset brain functions so that the memories are not so upsetting. The treatment can provide long-lasting beneficial effects by helping people see disturbing material in a less distressing way.” 

For information or a free exploratory phone consultation, call 484-695-6829. 

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