Why EMDR for Therapy?

With so many options for therapy, why EMDR?  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach that incorporates protocols to help clients to reprocess emotionally activated memories into appropriate memory networks by connecting with adaptive information. A client presents with a trauma that is causing intrusive thoughts and disruptive emotions. The therapist will…

What is Medication Management?

IIAT Philosophy on Medications and Psychiatric Disorders Medication can play a pivotal role in helping address mental health concerns. Studies have shown that when appropriately prescribed and monitored, and when combined with therapy, medication can help significantly improve the outcome of many psychiatric and psychological conditions. IIAT now has a board certified psychiatrist in the…

Dina

But It Doesn’t Hurt!

As a dentist, I hear this expression often. People use it as their reason for skipping their recare appointments, not wanting dental x-rays, being surprised that they have a cavity, and especially when they’re told they have periodontal disease (gum disease). I find analogies to be a great learning tool. I respond by saying that…

LGBTQ ABCs

In my years of providing therapy, I have encountered many different acronyms and terms. Some of them I understood immediately, while I pretended to understand others. The LGBTQ community contains a lot of terminology and acronyms that are frequently misunderstood. In hopes of raising awareness and creating a more understanding culture, I have created the…