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EMDR & Trauma Therapy

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Are you struggling after trauma?

If you've experienced something overwhelming, traumatic even, you may feel like you are plagued by guilt, shame and unwanted memories, I understand how difficult that can be. 

 You might feel like your past is constantly with you and have trouble focusing on things that bring joy to your life. You're tired of feeling a constant need to look over your shoulder and having difficulty sleeping at night. You want to be able to move forward with your life. You might feel embarrassed to open up about what you're really going through, even to family and friends. Perhaps you experienced sexual abuse, verbal abuse, domestic violence or substance abuse and aren't sure how to truly move forward. Getting help from a therapist can help you talk freely about what's bothering you.

Worried You Might Have Signs of PTSD?

You're likely here because you've heard of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and wonder if you have it. Or you just feel really held back by what happened to you. While you do NOT need to have a PTSD diagnosis to benefit from trauma therapy, it may help to understand some of the common responses to trauma.
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Trouble getting to sleep or wake up from nightmares.

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Feelings of guilt, shame or numbness

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Easily irritated or upset

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Unwanted & distressing, memories of your trauma

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Avoiding situations, people or things so you aren't triggered

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Feeling jittery or "on edge."

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EMDR as PTSD Treatment Can Improve Your Life

It may seem like it's impossible to feel better without numbing the emotions, but trauma therapy truly can help.  Through EMDR, I can provide the support you need to help you find your way towards a better life. Even if you're feeling lost now, I can help guide you in making lasting, positive changes in your life. 

 Trauma Therapy & PTSD Treatment can help you:
*be able to get through the day without feeling on    edge or being triggered
*feel safe in your own body again
*learn to trust again

It's not easy managing your tough situation but the good news is that it's possible to feel better. I have the experience to help you. 
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Could My Addiction & Trauma History be Related?

Maybe you struggle both with symptoms of PTSD and an addiction. You're not alone. It is common that people who have experienced something terrible try to use unhealthy mechanisms to cope with the pain.  Maybe you turned to alcohol, drugs, porn, sex or even shopping. At first, it helped you avoid thinking about what happened. But overtime, the memories crept in and the PTSD symptoms got worse. Now, the terrible memories are still just under the surface most of the time but you also find yourself struggling with an addiction.

To find relief from your addiction, you may need more than just addiction treatment. You may need trauma treatment as well. The good news is that at Anew Counseling, I offer both trauma therapy AND specialized addiction services. It may feel like the hole you're in is too deep. But it IS possible to find healing and regain control of your life.


Your Trauma Therapist & Guide

Chris McMullen

Chris graduated from Texas Tech University with Bachelor’s in Psychology and from Southwestern Baptisit Theological Seminary with a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling.

What is more important about Chris understands trauma. He is trained in EMDR and understands it's hard to be the best version of yourself when you're suffering from symptoms of PTSD. Chris enjoys helping people heal from their past so they can move forward in their relationships and fully engage in life.
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The ANEW Counseling Approach to Trauma Therapy

You wonder if life will ever be normal again. You've tried for so long to avoid facing what happened, but it feels like the worst moment or moments of your life are lurking just below the surface.  They're always there no matter what you do to numb the pain.

But it doesn't have to be this way.

At Anew Counseling, I want to help you take back control of your life. I use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, or EMDR, to help you overcome your past.  EMDR is a little bit different than traditional talk therapy.  You won't just come in and talk about your day. Instead, we'll work through your memories and look at how they're connected to other parts of your life. However, we'll use something called "bilateral stimulation" to make this processing a little easier and certainly more effective than if we just talked about what happened.

What do you have to lose if you participate in EMDR?

Untreated PTSD symptoms often get worse. On the surface, it seems easier to keep avoiding the trauma. However, people that don't address the trauma frequently experience depression, difficulty at work, problems with friendships or relationships, and loneliness.

You deserve more.  I'm here to help. The truth is that facing your trauma might feel uncomfortable at first. However, it does work and can get you through the pain faster and easier than if you continue to avoid your feelings.

Begin EMDR Therapy for Trauma or PTSD in Fort Worth, TX

1. Contact Me

Contact me and set up a free 15 minute consultation.

2. Meet

Meet at my Fort Worth counseling clinic for your first counseling session.

3. FIND FREEDOM

Start finding freedom and building the life you want.
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There is hope... listen to these clients

  • Anew counseling is the best thing you can do for yourself if you are struggling with addiction. Chris is an excellent professional who genuinely cares about people.

    BEN B.

  • If you are struggling with selfish sexual behavior then I would recommend getting help from someone who knows what you are going through, someone who truly cares, and someone who can lead out of the never-ending cycle that you are facing. That person is available at ANEW and I would encourage you to take that next step in your recovery from selfish sexual behavior.

    TONY A.

  • If you are looking for a place to get help from addiction or just help with life in general and also encouragement, then Chris at Anew Counseling is the place to go. I have sat and talked with Chris many times and left feeling very encouraged and he has given me applicable information to help me navigate through things in my life.

    CRAIG B.

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Other Mental Health Services at Anew Counseling in Fort Worth, TX

I believe that everyone desires and deserves true connection and healing.  As a therapist, I specialize in helping individuals and couples recover when porn, sex addictions, and general problematic sexual behaviors have caused pain.  I offer supportive counseling services to help, whether the behavior is currently an issue, has recently been discovered, or happened many years ago.

At my Fort Worth, TX counseling clinic, I offer counseling services for individuals struggling with a variety of issues. In addition to traditional PTSD treatment and trauma therapy, I offer specialized help for sex and porn addiction and counseling for spouses/partners who were cheated on.  Additionally, I offer couples counseling and affair recovery to help committed couples make a marriage or relationship work even after problematic sexual behaviors have occurred.  I’m here to support you on your journey to freedom and healing.

CHRIS MCMULLEN
ANEW COUNSELING DFW

1751 River Run, Suite 247
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 925-7061
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