Counseling for Children, Adults, Couples, & Families using EMDR-Therapy
Make Positive Change. . .Turn the Corner. . . and Find New Life Direction
Addressing these issues for all age groups:
- childhood behavioral problems
- family challenges of divorce
- anxiety & stress
- effects of adverse life experiences
- post traumatic stress disorder(PTSD)
Specialty in “Peak Performance” for children & adolescents…
If your child:
- performs below his or her ability
- gets anxious, overwhelmed, or lacks focus
- doesn’t finish tasks
- lacks organization
- fears failure
- has negative self-talk: “I can’t do it”, “I’m stupid”
“Turning Point and Sharon Schwartz’s EMDR approach to helping my son overcome his anxiety about his food allergies has changed our lives. Even though my son is the only one in our family with food allergies, it impacts all of us. His anxiety was paralyzing, and eating out and traveling were very stressful; at times not possible. We tried helping him with his anxiety and panic attacks for about a year and a half using a more traditional “talk therapy/behavioral” approach, with little improvement. However, after only one session of EMDR with Sharon, he was feeling less anxious. After three sessions, he was like a completely different family member. I wish we had sought this treatment sooner. We are so grateful to Sharon and all that this has done for our son. His epiphany was summed up when he said “now I can work my way up the food chain”. Although his food allergies and the responsibility and realities that come with it will always be part of his life, we can dine out, travel and eat away from home without his anxiety and panic. As a parent, to have something make such a noticeable and immediate improvement in your child’s life is amazing. We are so grateful.”
Our typical child and adolescent plans range from 3 to 10 sessions. In the past few years, we realized that there was an increasing need to help children and adolescents dealing with anxiety of all kinds. We also recognized that their anxiety usually masked other underlying feelings and low-self esteem.
Our innovative “Peak Performance” program integrates EMDR-Therapy with drawing and story telling. The symbolic associations we enable allow the child to rapidly develop and retain their own new, positive cognitions. This single and unique aspect of our intervention enables the child to be less anxious. A child that feels less anxiety is more willing and confident to participate at school and in their activities. They become “unstuck”, increasingly more effective, and measurably successful as they advance.
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