At Mendez Family Care, we take your family’s health to heart — and that includes their mental health. Our Licensed Mental Health Counselor is available to speak with you and your family regarding any mental health concerns you may have. Below are a couple of our mental health services, but we always welcome you to contact us about any mental health concerns.
EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress — most commonly PTSD.
When a person is very upset, their brain cannot process information as it does ordinarily. One moment becomes “frozen in time,” and remembering a trauma may feel as bad as going through it the first time because the images, sounds, smells, and feelings haven’t changed. Such memories have a lasting negative effect that interferes with the way a person sees the world and the way they relate to other people.
EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way that the brain processes information. Normal information processing is resumed, so following a successful EMDR session, a person no longer relives the images, sounds, and feelings when the event is brought to mind. You still remember what happened, but it is less upsetting. EMDR is similar to what occurs naturally during dreaming or REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Therefore, EMDR is a physiologically based therapy that helps a person see disturbing material in a new and less distressing way.
Taking care of your health is not simply treating illnesses and accidents when they occur. Overall health should also be managed by removing the influence of harmful habits, like poor nutrition and smoking. Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease and premature death in America. As a tobacco user, giving up tobacco is the most important thing you can do for your health or the well-being of your family. At Mendez Family Care, we offer a variety of different methods to help you in fighting cravings and finally quit smoking.