Licensed Professional Counselor. This means the clinician has earned at least a Master's degree and has undergone supervision post Master's for 3000 hours and passed a National exam.
What does BC-TMH stand for?
Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider. This means the clinician has earned at least a Master's degree, an independent license, and had additional training and current certification on how to properly conduct distance (telemental health) counseling.
What is EMDR?
"Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes." - For more info on EMDR, click here.