I am a trauma therapist, certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). I have been in practice for 10+ years and I will work with anyone in need of assistance. I have significant experience working with Veterans, active Military, RCMP and Police. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for individuals suffering from panic, phobias, anxiety and depression. I work regularly with college and university students in the areas of stress, anxiety and burnout. I am extremely approachable and I make clients feel at ease, because I know how much courage it takes to begin therapy and open yourself up to trusting a professional. I often use trauma therapy (EMDR) for a wide range of challenges. I am also trained in Recent Traumatic Events Protocol (RTEP) to help individuals who have experienced a recent trauma or tragedy (within 3 months of the event). I can speak and understand French.
in Kingston, Ontario
Trauma can overtake our lives in unpleasent ways and it can take many forms such as PTSD or Acute Stress reaction which include a multitude of symptoms such as panic attacts and hypervigilence. EMDR therapy helps to lower the physical and emotional responses thereby improving your quality of life and those around you.
Stress is like an iceberg coming out of the ocean: individuals only see your "chaos" on the surface not the disappointment, guilt, loss, shame, sadness and frustration which lies beneath. Stress and burnout are becoming mainstays in today's culture. We have many demands and pressures and not enough time for relaxation and reflection. Through CBT, EMDR and "simplicity guidance" I can help you to slow down by teaching relaxation and mindfullness skills.
Depression is an invisible, sometimes debilitating disease. I use Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) and EMDR to slow its grasp on your life so you can feel better, vs. being paralyzed.
Grief and Loss
All of us are impacted by loss in our lives, it is highly inevitable. I want to help you understand your reactions to those losses and allow yourself the right to navigate your "new normal".
Anxiety is a very common struggle for many individuals in today's society. I use many different treatment modalities for tackling this inconvenience. I generally start at the beginning by exploring childhood memories and developmental histories.
What is EMDR?
EMDR utilizes an 8-phase standard protocol for processing traumatic memories. Dysfunctional/pathological traits, behaviors, beliefs, affects, and body sensations are seen as manifestations of the unprocessed memories. It is a 3-pronged approach targeting the past, present and future issues. The intent of the EMDR approach to psychotherapy is to facilitate the client’s innate ability to heal. Therefore, during memory reprocessing, the therapist intervenes as little as possible to allow the client time to process the trauma using bi-lateral stimulation. Bi-lateral stimulation means using a tool that helps the eyes moves back and forth. It may sound intimidating, but the processing only begins after getting to know your history and teaching a few grounding/relaxation techniques.
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Erin Merry MSW, RSW
Certified EMDR Trauma Therapist
“I find you very easy to talk to and it's easy for me to open up. Thank you very much for all your help.”
- Linda D.
“Waiting to get help makes it harder to heal. Don't wait. Erin knows what she is doing and I highly recommend her.”
“If it wasn't for you, I don't know if I would be here today. I'm very grateful.”
- Julie C.
- Jessie P.
725 Arlington Park Place Suite #5
Kingston, Ontario K7M 7E4
Fax: (613) 536-5090
Monday – Friday: By Appointment
Monday- Thursday Bi-Weekly Appointments Available
“Erin is an excellent EMDR therapist and a compassionate and dedicated clinician. She has demonstrated a thorough understanding and skill in her application of EMDR Therapy for a variety of clinical situations in her work with veterans, survivors of trauma, abuse and relationship issues.”
“I have collaborated with Erin on complexes cases over the years. She has helped many clients through trauma successfully with EMDR.”
- Dr. Jan Wilson (Psychologist)
- Kathy Karn, M.Ed., RP, (C) OOACCPP
(EMDRI Approved Consultant and Trainer)
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