While EMDR is a very effective treatment for trauma, it is not the best fit for everyone. Dr. Ponder is trained in several evidence based trauma treatments and works to find the best fit for each person. See the areas of clinical interest page for more information about EMDR. Links to information about some other approaches are listed below:
Prolonged Exposure Therapy:
This approach involves changing one’s reactions to reminders of the trauma and the trauma memory itself. This is done through habituation by repeated and prolonged exposure to the things that are blocking the healing process.
Cognitive Processing Therapy:
This approach also involves addressing the avoidance which paradoxically keeps the trauma memories so powerful. It has strong roots with cognitive behavior therapy and focuses on changing the way the trauma is viewed – changing the way you thinks also changes the way you feel.