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Is Your Past Holding You Back? EMDR and Trauma Therapy Can Help.

ANEW Counseling DFW is here to help. The team can help you get your life back on track. You deserve to be free from the chains of addiction and trauma. You deserve to be thriving in your relationships.

Take the first step towards getting your life back on track by scheduling a free 15-minute call with one of the ANEW team members. If you feel more comfortable filling out a form or calling us, you are more than welcome to do that.
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Traumatic Memories Can Negatively Affect Your Present Day Life

Bad things have happened in your past. These left you feeling overwhelmed and traumatized. Perhaps, you’ve been plagued by guilt, shame, and unwanted memories. You frequently find yourself looking over your shoulder for danger and this leaves you feeling like you are wound too tight. It even makes it hard to sleep and perhaps causes you physical pain.

When trauma has occurred, it can leave you feeling as if you’re stuck in the pain of your past. This makes it almost impossible to focus on anything else, even the things that used to bring you joy. You’re longing to move forward with your life. But, it’s extremely hard for you to talk to others about the things you’ve been through, even to your family and friends. You know you need help, but you’re not sure where to turn. 

Perhaps, you’ve experienced sexual abuse, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, domestic violence, a codependent relationship, or traumatic grief and loss. The pain of what happened feels so raw as if it just happened yesterday. You’re not sure how to move forward and find joy again. 

Here’s the good news, getting help from a skilled trauma therapist can help you move forward and find peace from the past. Click the button below to schedule a free 15-minute talk with one of the ANEW Counseling team members. This no-obligation call could be the first step to taking control of your self-care.
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People suffering from past trauma get stuck doubting themselves and continually being critical of themselves. EMDR can help break those patterns and help replace them with new positive beliefs about yourself, the people in your life, and the world around you.


While no therapy can provide overnight results, EMDR Trauma therapy can work fairly quickly. Most people go to weekly sessions for up to 4 months. This is great for people who have a limited budget and not a lot of time. 


Life is full of triggers, and when we have past trauma it can make life really tough. EMBR can help your brain move some thoughts around so that certain things aren't so negatively connected anymore. You don't have to be controlled by past events anymore.


Many times our past causes anxiety here in the present. It might also cause us to be afraid of certain things. EMDR can help you address your anxiety and fears in a way that will you move forward and not get lost in the anxiety.

EMDR as PTSD Treatment Can Improve Your Life

It may seem like it's impossible to feel better. Maybe you think it’s safer to cope by finding
something to numb your feelings. But, doing this can only make you feel better for a little while.
It’s not a lasting solution to help you overcome the challenging things that have happened In
your life.

Trauma therapy, on the other hand, can help you feel better and help you make positive
changes in your life. Through EMDR, ANEW Counseling can provide you with the support you need to live a life that
truly makes you happy. You may feel lost right now, but we can help you find relief.

Trauma Therapy & PTSD Treatment can help you:

  • 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 to make it through the tough time you’re having right now, but it is certainly
possible. You can feel safe again.

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FAQs: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Eye Movement Desensitization

Do I need to have PTSD to benefit from trauma therapy?

You do not have to have PTSD in order to benefit; however, it is helpful for you to understand some common symptoms of PTSD.

What are the common symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder?

The common symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder are: trouble getting to sleep or waking up with nightmares, feelings of guilt and shame, feeling "numb", feeling easily irritated or upset, unwanted and distressing memories of your trauma, avoiding situations, people or things you aren't triggered, and feeling jittery or "on-edge".

Could My Addiction & Trauma History be Related?

Maybe you struggle both with symptoms of PTSD and addiction. You're not alone. It is common
that people who have experienced something terrible to cope by finding something to numb
their pain. Maybe you turned to alcohol, drugs, porn, sex, or even shopping. At first, it helped
you avoid thinking about what happened. But, the memories crept in and the PTSD symptoms
got worse. Your terrible memories are still just under the surface causing you pain but now
you’re now struggling with addiction as well.

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, we 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.

What is different about the ANEW approach to Trauma Therapy?

You wonder if life will ever feel like your old self again. You've tried for so long to avoid facing the bad things that happened, but they keep resurfacing. They’re always there no matter what you do to try to avoid the pain.

But it doesn't have to be this way.

At ANEW Counseling, we want to help you take back control of your life. Our team uses Eye Movement
Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, or EMDR, to help you overcome your past. EMDR is a little bit different from 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. We'll use something called "bilateral stimulation" to make processing the memory a little easier and certainly more effective than if we just talked about what happened. EMDR is considered to be one of the best types of trauma treatment, and we have seen great success in the ANEW counseling practice.

Why should I try EMDR?

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Untreated PTSD symptoms often get worse. On the surface, it seems easier to keep avoiding the trauma. But, if you don't address the trauma you may 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, therapy does work. It can get you through the pain faster and easier than if you continue to avoid your feelings.

EMDR Therapist Team Members

Chris McMullen
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LPC, CSAT, conducts EMDR
Victoria Lopez
Victoria LopezLearn More About Victoria
under the supervision of Tempa Sherrill LPC-S, conducts EMDR
Chris Goetz
Chris GoetzLearn More About Chris
LPC, utilizes Revisioning Therapy
Gary Hominick
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LPC, CSAT Candidate, utilizes CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy)

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

Step 1: book your free 15-minute call

Contact my intake coordinator and set up a free 15 minute consultation.

Step 2: We'll meet at the office in ft worth

The ANEW office is comfortably located in Fort Worth.

STEP 3: You find freedom from the past

Through EMDR Therapy and your hard work you will find freedom from past trauma.
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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.


Take a healthy step, schedule a free 15 minute call.

There is hope. Please reach out.
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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.


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