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A single trauma can drive a destructive path of fear.

When our brains process traumatic events we are often left with unhealthy feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that can surface months, or years, after the event.

 

A common misconception is that anyone can naturally overcome difficult emotions with the passage of time. When it comes to dealing with trauma, the brain often needs help moving emotions through the natural recovery process.

Let go of the past & move forward with a new outlook for the future.

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EMDR Therapy
Can Restore
Emotional Balance

“I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.”

 

               – Alex Elle

A single trauma can drive a destructive path of fear.

 

When our brains process traumatic events we are often left with unhealthy feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that can surface months, or years, after the event.

 

A common misconception is that anyone can naturally overcome difficult emotions with the passage of time. When it comes to trauma, the brain often needs help moving emotions through the natural recovery process.

This is where EMDR comes in. The idea, known as the adaptive information processing model, is that you can “reprocess” a disturbing memory to help you move past it.

 

EMDR therapy allows us to get help processing these dysfunctional memories. A certified EMDR Therapist can help change how we think and feel about past events. We will find the root cause of your troubles and process new beliefs that will no longer trigger negative feelings.

How does EMDR therapy work?

Before EMDR

• Unresolved Trauma

• Anxiety & Depression

• Low Self-esteem

• Isolation & Detachment

• Complex trauma & PTSD


After EMDR

• Improved Physical Health

• Improved Relationships

• Self-esteem & Confidence

• Improved Memory & Focus

• Performance Enhancement

• Acceptance & Closure

• Ability to Move Forward

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We start with a target memory by bringing it into the conscious mind. 

 

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Once the event is in focus, we work on desensitizing negative thoughts surrounding the memory.

 

3

Finally, reprocessing installs the behaviors and feelings you desire.

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What Happens in a Therapy Session?

Not A Lot of Talking

If you are not comfortable talking about your feelings or details of the past, EMDR is a great way to process emotional pain without sharing too much. I’ll help find your target memories, but the work is done in your head, by you, and your thoughts.

 

It Might Get Uncomfortable

During Desensitization you will be asked to focus on a disturbing memory.  I will guide you through bilateral eye movements at the same time.  Reprocessing disturbing memories in this manner will result in a new and healthier recall of the event.

 

Proven Relief

Research proves that EMDR provides relief and assists in reaching a healthier emotional state faster than other psychotherapies. With each session as the memory becomes more distant, you will notice a positive change.

EMDR Therapy enhances Peak Performance by:

  • Helping you let go of traumatic memories stuck in the brain and body.

  • Resolving self-doubt, fear, stage fright, and performance anxiety.

  • Giving you the ability to perform at your best level in any area.

EMDR is recognized as an effective therapy for trauma.

  • American Psychiatric Association

  • World Health Organization

  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

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About

About Michael Gilman

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addictions Professional, Certified EMDR Therapist
Specializing in
Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Use, Addictive Behaviors, and Performance Anxiety
About Michael

Michael Gilman brings real-world experience to his clients.

"My commitment to your mental health involves individual experiences that create memories accumulating over our lifetime. After a traumatic experience, memories can cause negative emotions and uncomfortable body sensations.

I’ll guide you back to emotional peace and equip you to forge healthy paths in your life journey.

Dysfunctional memories, negative emotions and difficult body sensations can make everyday life difficult. I am here to help you process trauma and move forward."

– Michael Gilman, LMHC, CAP

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Michael’s life experience allows him to be more relatable with many groups. Michael began his music and performance career early and played trumpet, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, baritone horn, percussion, and focused on saxophone throughout high school performing in marching and concert band, and local and state auditions. In college, Michael was a Jazz Studies and Performance Major, performed with the two different jazz bands, small combo groups, symphony orchestra, chorus, and was a student arranger and student conductor.

 

Michael was the musical director for his college’s musical theatre program directing the pit orchestra and played in the pit orchestra for many theatre performances in college and throughout the community. Professionally, Michael has performed with some of the music legends including: The Four Tops, Little Anthony, Wilson Pickett as well as, Carol Lawrence, Donald O’Connor, Charlie Callas, and Phil Ford and Mimi Hines.

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Michael has participated in multiple sports and was a summer youth coach for basketball and baseball. Currently he enjoys playing golf, fishing, watching all sports, and is involved in local youth sports. Michael also spent time working as a first responder and is very passionate working with our brave military and first responders.

 

Michael's time working with those involved in the Pulse Night Club Shooting and others who experienced their own trauma have heightened his mission to embrace the significance of being part of the Central Florida community. Michael's primary treatment practice is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

 

His personal mantra has always been, “we are human, and do not have a manual to navigate through life.” Michael offers a safe place that is objective and judgment free to assist you on your journey.

Contact

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Michael Gilman is currently offering Tele-health sessions on a secure, private Internet connection and limited in-office appointments.

 

Please contact him with any questions or to request a phone consultation. He will respond within 48 hours.

 

Call his direct line at 321-305-9193 if you prefer to leave a voice mail. He will return your call within 48 hours.

Office
Four Corners • 1536 Sunrise Plaza Drive • Suite 100
Clermont, FL 34714   

 

Phone
321.305.9193

 

Fax
833.662.1750

National Suicide Prevention Line

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Emergencies

Call 911

or visit your nearest hospital

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