Individual Therapy / Peer Support
Individual therapy, provided by a licensed clinician, can be beneficial for Survivors of Suicide in order to deal with the trauma and the complicated grief that is associated with their loss. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) is one evidence-based strategy that can be used to reduce or resolve traumatic memories and to enhance resilience.
What is EMDR?
- EMDR is an evidence-based psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In addition, successful outcomes are well-documented in the literature for EMDR treatment of other psychiatric disorders, mental health problems, and somatic symptoms
- EMDR is designated as an effective treatment by the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization (WHO), and many other international health agencies.
- EMDR reduces or resolves traumatic memories and enhances resilience.
- Survivors have found EMDR to be very effective in dealing with the trauma of their loss, and the complicated grief associated.
- If you are experiencing flashbacks or repetitive thoughts from a traumatic loss, then EMDR may be an effective way to regain control of these intrusions.
- If you are not ready for EMDR but are in need of counseling services, we offer individual therapy also.
If you are interested in services, please contact
Sanja Sobo, MC, LPC:
480-784-1514, ext. 4202/ Sanja.Sobo@LaFrontera-EMPACT.org
EMPACT-SPC’s Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) program is offering individual peer support to those who recently have been bereaved by suicide. The emotional support of another who has shared the trauma of this type of loss can be beneficial for the healing process.
For more information about scheduling a peer support appointment, please contact
Jill McMahon, LPC
480-784-1514, ext. 1108