Denise Sterchi, LICSW - Psychotherapy, EMDR and Independent Adoption Social Work
My Goal    
 

    I have studied many different approaches to psychotherapy, and I feel that my role is to understand what type of approach might help you make the changes that you desire--rather than trying to make you fit into my theories!
     I have a profound belief in the goodness of most people. As one of my famous teachers wrote, "I believe that the person is not the problem. The problem is the problem."
 
EMDR Certification 
 
   I am a certified therapist in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). During EMDR, we address all levels of a problem: the thoughts and beliefs about yourself, the feelings, and the bodily experience of painful past events--both "Big T" traumas that you experienced as life-threatening, or "little t" traumas" that result in emotional pain and self-doubt. Probably because we work holistically at all these levels (thoughts, feelings, and body), research has shown EMDR to be a powerful tool--often more powerful than traditional "talk therapy" alone--for resolving emotional difficulties.  It has been approved by the Veterans' Administration for the treatment of PTSD.  It can even help you get over fears of driving or being in cars after an auto accident!
 
Call me at 206-276-6063 to discuss scheduling
an appointment.
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