Addiction and Behavioral Health Using EMDR at Icarus
At Icarus Behavioral Health, Las Vegas, Nevada area, we believe in the transformative power of EMDR therapy. As a leading behavioral health and addiction treatment center near Las Vegas, we’ve seen firsthand how this powerful tool can help individuals overcome traumatic memories and lead them toward a life of wellness and self-awareness.
Our mission is to provide the tools and support, such as EMDR therapy Las Vegas services, necessary to repair and strengthen the emotional dam, enabling individuals to regulate their feelings and find a harmonious flow.
However, for individuals coping with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), this regulatory mechanism often falters. Just as a malfunctioning dam might release water unpredictably or not at all, those with PTSD can struggle to express their emotions appropriately. The weight of a traumatic experience can cause an overflow of emotions. Conversely, it may cause a complete shutdown. Tragically, many turn to drugs or alcohol as makeshift floodgates, attempting to control or numb the overwhelming deluge of feelings.
At Icarus Behavioral Health, we recognize the profound challenges faced by those with PTSD. We also recognize how PTSD also often leads to additional mental health concerns and addictions.
Keep reading to learn more about EMDR and trauma and addiction treatment at Icarus Nevada now!
Understanding Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a groundbreaking form of psychotherapy. It has a singular purpose. The therapy helps the brain process traumatic experiences that often cast long shadows over their lives.
Much like the iconic Hoover Dam situated a short drive from our southern Nevada location, our psyche serves as a monumental reservoir, holding back a vast expanse of emotions, memories, and experiences.
With its colossal structure, Hoover Dam masterfully controls water release. It releases a balanced and appropriate flow. Similarly, a well-balanced psyche can regulate emotions, allowing for the appropriate expression of feelings.
Rekindling and Redirecting Neural Pathways
At the heart of EMDR is a technique known as bilateral stimulation. This technique, manifested through lateral eye movements, catalyzes the transformative process of EMDR. As clients undergo this therapy, they revisit traumatic memories with a therapist. The bilateral stimulation of the brain facilitates reprocessing of these memories. That allows individuals to view them through a new lens.
What makes EMDR remarkable is how it can transform the nature of these events. Memories that once served as trauma are reprocessed. As a result, a disturbing event loses its emotional charge. Through EMDR, which is similar to REM sleep, these thoughts transition from haunting reminders of past trauma to neutral recollections. They lose the emotional power they once held. Doing so enables people to heal and have a brighter future.
How Effective Is Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy?
Research published by the National Institute of Health’s National Library of Medicine published a 2020 article confirming the effectiveness of EMDR therapy. The piece highlights the ability of this therapy to help clients reprocess traumatic memories.
They replace negative beliefs formed from trauma with positive ones and foster a stronger sense of self.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and EMDR Therapy
Post-traumatic stress Disorder, commonly known as PTSD, is a mental health condition. It generally comes from witnessing or experiencing a terrifying event. Trauma symptoms can range from flashbacks, nightmares, and severe anxiety to uncontrollable thoughts about the traumatic event. These symptoms can be debilitating for many, affecting every facet of their life.
EMDR therapy has emerged as an excellent therapy for those with PTSD. By targeting the traumatic memories that fuel PTSD’s distressing symptoms, EMDR offers a pathway forward.
Through bilateral stimulation, often involving lateral eye movements, EMDR enables the brain to reprocess these traumatic memories. The result? Events that once held immense emotional power become thoughts that no longer trigger distress.
At Icarus Behavioral Health in Nevada, your therapist guides you every step of the way. With expert counseling, clients can heal from past trauma and reclaim their lives.
Addressing Anxiety Disorders, Depression, and Panic Attacks with EMDR Therapy
Anxiety disorders include persistent and often overwhelming worry or fear. Panic attacks, a severe form of anxiety, can manifest suddenly. They may even cause intense fear and physical symptoms that can be mistaken for a heart attack. Depression causes overwhelming feelings of sadness or grief.
These disorders can stem from past traumatic events or experiences. Anxiety can make daily life a constant challenge, and effective mental health treatment services such as our offerings at Icarus Nevada, can help ease the burden of anxious thoughts.
EMDR therapy offers a unique approach to treating anxiety and panic attacks. By focusing on the root cause of the mental health issues, EMDR helps clients delve deep into their traumatic experiences. They reprocess them in a supportive, controlled environment.
This approach addresses those disruptive symptoms. But it also examines the underlying causes. Thus, it allows clients to develop coping mechanisms. They also gain a renewed ability to manage their symptoms. Each person can navigate their anxiety with our trained therapists at Icarus Behavioral Health in Nevada. They find relief and a renewed sense of calm.
Compulsive Sexual Behaviors and Eating Disorders: Healing with EMDR
Compulsive behaviors regarding sex or food often stem from unresolved traumatic experiences. These behaviors can become coping mechanisms, albeit unhealthy ones, for past traumas. For individuals struggling with compulsive sexual behaviors or eating disorders alongside addiction, gaining understanding is complex.
EMDR therapy offers a promising solution. By targeting the traumatic memories that drive these compulsive actions, EMDR provides clients with tools to understand and resolve their behaviors. The therapy’s unique approach allows clients to confront and heal from traumatic experiences.
The healing found with EMDR for individuals can also help later on in a couples counseling setting, with the ability to perceive memory differently helping relationship and marriage wounds to heal in a fresh light.
More Fallout of Traumatic Events – Drug and Alcohol Addiction
At Icarus in Nevada, we understand that trauma often coexists with other forms of mental health challenges and disorders. That’s why we offer:
Drug Addiction Recovery
Our therapists skillfully use EMDR as a form of treatment for the traumatic events that lead to drug abuse. A counselor will help the client address the traumatic life experiences that may underlie their substance use disorder.
Alcohol Rehab Services
We focus on the relationship between past traumas and alcohol abuse. To achieve good outcomes, a skilled therapist will use EMDR to help the client heal and move forward.
Dual Diagnosis (Co-occurring Disorders)
Your therapist addresses both elements for those facing substance abuse and PTSD. This holistic approach heals the whole person’s mental and physical health consequences. As a result, they can rebuild a better life. You will understand deeply how your trauma may connect to other medical issues.
Why Choose Icarus Behavioral Health?
We enjoy a convenient location for both downtown Sin City and all of southern Nevada. We are just outside the lights of Las Vegas. We are an oasis of calm, away from the sights and sounds of Las Vegas – which can trigger alcohol and drug abuse. We’re also less than 15 miles from Harry Reid International Airport, located south of Las Vegas.
Thus, those arriving from around the country have quick access to our tranquil environment.
Our rehab and treatment facility is also well-appointed, comfortable, and beautiful. So whether you arrive for help with drug or alcohol abuse or to overcome trauma, you will enjoy a pampering environment.
Insurance Verification Service at Icarus Behavioral Health
Navigating the complexities of insurance paperwork can be daunting. That’s especially true when seeking care for trauma and other mental health challenges. At Icarus, we understand that every moment counts. So we don’t want administrative hurdles to stand in the way of your journey.
We’re proud to accept most Nevada health insurance options. But we don’t stop there. We know that insurance paperwork can be confusing and overwhelming. So we have a dedicated Insurance Verification Service to assist you.
We Make Reaching Out for Support Easy
Our expert team is on standby, ready to verify your coverage and complete the paperwork. Their only job is to provide a seamless transition to the care you need.
All you need to do is fill in the online form; our professionals take it from there. Once we receive your details, our team will contact you soon.
Eager to start? No problem! Our team works quickly to get you the therapy you deserve. Many who seek help can start receiving care on the same day.
Icarus Behavioral Health Nevada is committed to removing barriers and making seeking help easy. With our Insurance Verification Service, you can focus on what truly matters: your healing and well-being.
Questions About Healing Traumatic Symptoms? We’re Here to Help
Are you or a loved one suffering from the aftermath of a traumatic event? Or do you need more information about EMDR therapy and its benefits? The Icarus Nevada team is here to help. Located near Las Vegas, we specialize in helping every client overcome challenges and embrace a brighter, healthier future.
We are here for you if you have developed mental health issues or other struggles from traumatic symptoms. EMDR therapy can help you process those events. You will learn how to deal with them and be the best version of yourself.
Connect with us. Rediscover life. Rediscover yourself. With EDMR therapy at Icarus in Nevada, healing from your trauma is within reach. Make the confidential call now and get more details today!