Therapy That Makes a Difference

What my clients have to say

EMDR has done for me what I wanted therapy to do for years:

Heal the underlying wounds that controlled everything I did rather than learning ways to ignore the pain only to have it sneak back up every now and again.

EMDR helps me find the underlying memories (or traumas) and emotions that dictate how I think and act and then have the courage to face them head-on until the pain disappears and the wound heals, causing the way I think about myself, God, and the world around me to change dramatically.

As a result, I find a happier, more confident, and healthier self that I never knew existed or thought was possible to become. This technique has changed and continues to change my life, and I highly recommend it to anyone who desires deep healing and real change in their life.
VM

EMDR therapy helped me overcome trauma in my life. 

It gave me coping skills for when I have reminders of those traumas, so now they do not cause severe anxiety or sadness.  As I was going through my EMDR therapy my family noticed a lightness about me. I felt like I was not holding on to so many burdens within myself.  I am immensely grateful to have found EMDR therapy, it changed my life.
JB

Sara is knowledgeable, non-judgmental, and an expert on trauma healing.

Working with Sara Ferguson over the past many months has been a joy. Sara is knowledgeable, non-judgmental, and an expert on trauma healing. I felt so understood, encouraged, listened to and validated.

For the first time, I felt like someone could clearly see what I was dealing with and could help me. Sara is the perfect balance of being professional and giving you the feeling that she is a kind friend you can trust. I’ll forever appreciate her for how she has changed my life with her insights and therapy.
KN

After the first visit with Sara, and for the first time in years, I truly felt worth something.

She didn’t pamper me with compliments or sugarcoat reality. She simply asked questions, validated my feelings and thoughts, and identified my strengths. I cried that night for the joy of simply feeling again. Soon, Sara introduced me to EMDR and it was exactly what I needed.

The EMDR process helped me see things for what they were, then heal from what had happened. I still get emotional at the feelings I had every time I walked out of her office. It was refreshing and reviving, and with each passing week I got better. I was happier, and, most importantly, I was myself.
AS

EMDR is like problem-solving on steroids!

TH

EMDR brought me back to joy.

Without me being aware of it, the traumas of my past started to play an integral role in my daily happiness. 

As life continued to feel as though I had little control over anything that was happening to me, I became aware this downward spiral of unhappiness was occurring and I really, really, really, deeply wanted to heal and find a calm, secure place once again within me and in my daily life.  I wanted to slow down and live in the now, but it was like I was banging my head against a wall over and over through my unconscious patterns. 

I had to try so hard to be happy, it just wasn’t worth it.  Life just slowly over the years became a burden, free of joy.  EMDR brought me back to joy.  EMDR released baggage I didn’t even feel the weight of until it was gone.  EMDR showed me my traumas & pain points, eventually my joy, and ultimately, my true self. 

Now I live in alignment with my authentic true self.  Being authentic in my life has allowed me to feel true joy and an entire spectrum of emotions that I now have the tools to use as stepping stones to once again create my life on the path and vision I recall having for myself many years ago.
NZ

For me, the difference between regular talk therapy and EMDR is the difference between coping and healing.

EMDR, for me, has been life-changing. Over the years, in my mental health journey, I had learned some great coping skills—including talk therapy and medication. But despite all my hard work, I could still be triggered and spiral downward—it was so discouraging and horrifying that the “dread,” intrusive thoughts, fears, and shaking could come back at any time—and I didn’t know how long it would take me to “get it under control.” I think if I wasn’t so desperate, I wouldn’t have chanced doing EMDR because I’d never really heard of it.

For me, the difference between regular talk therapy and EMDR is the difference between coping and healing. Through EMDR, all those traumas that haunted me are no longer a present part of my life. The horror of it is over and gone. I’ve been healed. My personal belief is this is a gift from God, and that it has been a way for me to harness my Savior’s atonement to heal.

If I had any bit of advice for someone going through the PTSD or Trauma that I did, I’d say: “Hold on! Trust the EMDR process. Help is coming! Peace is almost here!” It was so hard for me to believe that because it seemed too good to be true. But it is true, and you can find healing too.
KN

For the first time in my adult life, EMDR has effectively given me the ability to REALLY and TRULY heal by permanently releasing trauma that has been stuck inside of me.

For 24 years, I have felt overwhelmed by past traumas that, despite many rounds of talk therapy, I was not able to process or heal. I found myself often spinning with anxiety, losing my temper, or just shutting down altogether. My own frustrations and past hurts were clouding my ability to be an effective partner in my marriage and in my parenting.

For the first time in my adult life, EMDR has effectively given me the ability to REALLY and TRULY heal by permanently releasing trauma that has been stuck inside of me. This therapy has made such a difference because it has allowed my brain to go back to painful memories I had altogether forgotten …and rewrite them! In EMDR, I can let out my emotions, rewrite a painful memory with a better outcome.

I can honestly say that after going through EMDR therapy, I feel lighter, happier, and much more regulated. I still remember the difficult memories, but the pain of the trauma is no longer there.  Additionally, healing through EMDR has made my family relationships easier and filled with more joy. I have come to learn that this kind of therapy is one of the tools the Savior has given us to truly heal from the inside out.

I am so thankful.

CR