Everyone experiences some form of trauma at some point in their life. In some cases, these traumatic events become frozen in time, left for you to relive the pain over and over. Naturally, this can leave you in a constant state of distress. Finding a way to heal from those experiences and move on is essential to living a healthy life. At Redeemed Life Counseling, LLC, the entire staff is dedicated to healing and helping people on their journey to positive mental health.
Redeemed Life Counseling opened three and a half years ago and has quickly become known for being a trauma center. They are home to 12 practicing therapists – all certified in EMDR Trauma Therapy. “EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, has been extensively researched and proven to help people overcome trauma and stop reliving traumatic memories,” Clinical Director and licensed counselor Michelle Fitzhugh said. "EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy method, incorporating elements from multiple approaches to best treat the patient. By focusing on external stimuli during the recollection of certain elements of the traumatic experience, people can activate the natural healing process and begin to recover.”
She added, “EMDR is a multi-step approach that has a direct impact on the way the brain processes the information. Therefore, following successful EMDR therapy, a person no longer relives the feelings, images, and sounds that previously came to mind during the recollection of the trauma. While the memory is still there, remembering the trauma becomes less upsetting. The memory is seen in a new light and no longer affects the person’s day-to-day life in the way that it has in the past.”
Redeemed Life Counseling’s goal is to help people, and through their advanced trauma treatment processes, Michelle and her team have achieved just that. “Everyone has trauma,” Michelle said. “Anything you go through that your body and mind can’t move on and process from is trauma. Doing the work to let go of your trauma is necessary to be healthy and function in our relationships. If we’re not healed, we can’t be our best.”
Every member of the staff at Redeemed Life Counseling is trauma-focused and informed. They each have experience in handling all forms of trauma.
At Redeemed Life, they also believe that a faith-based approach is an excellent tool for healing. “We believe God and spirituality are a huge part of healing, and we meet you where you are with no judgment. Being judgmental is not who we are. When you walk through our doors, you can be seen and heard without judgment. We have a faith-based approach when it’s wanted, but we want you to feel honored in your pain as we meet you wherever you are in the moment,” Michelle said.
She added, “It is a humbling experience as a therapist to be given the honor of linking arms with our clients on their journey. Our clinicians are highly skilled and passionate about their work. This combination is important for clients to feel heard and secure in taking the necessary steps toward healing,” Michelle said. “There has been a collective experience of pain, stress, anxiety, and loss over the past year as a society. We are here to help you face your unique journey and find skills to navigate your world in a way that brings hope and provides a firm foundation as an anchor in facing this often unpredictable and chaotic world.”
The staff as a whole at Redeemed Life Counseling, LLC truly has the heart to provide and offer a healing experience for every patient. It's a space full of people who could provide the utmost care for every person seeking healing, and it’s safe to say that they have achieved just that.