Third Wave Psychotherapy
A different kind of therapy
Marcy Brimo and Seaghan Coleman are versatile psychotherapists with a strong focus on trauma. We understand the value of talk therapy, but we do things pretty differently from most other therapists. The focus of our therapy work is change. Sometimes talk is the fastest way to change, but most of the time there are other methods of therapy that produce much faster changes.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy:
When memories become stored the wrong way, this results in trauma, including PTSD. These memories cause emotional distress, inaccurate negative beliefs about ourselves, and functional problems in our lives. EMDR Therapy is a model of therapy that helps to shift how memories are stored in the brain through the use of Bilateral Stimulation (BLS), usually in the form of eye movements. (link to EMDR page). Once these memories are stored correctly, they are no longer distressing and they do not influence our beliefs or behavior. EMDR can be very effective and can result in rapid change for clients. Click here to learn more about EMDR.
Third wave psychotherapy is about dealing with thoughts in a different way. Using thoughts to fix thoughts is like sometimes like fixing a ladder while you are standing on it. In third wave psychotherapy, we use other methods to transform thoughts and to free ourselves from the problems they sometimes cause.
Read more below to explore the models of therapy we use to do this.