Keren Clark is a ferocious stand for her client’s fullest transformation. She is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Personality Disorders and Transformational coaching. Keren has worked extensively with individuals, couples and groups for nearly 30 years assisting people in dramatically changing their lives. She has been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and is a certified practitioner of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is the mother of three amazing adult children and lives in Orange County, CA.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.
It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes.
DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) is a type of psychotherapy that utilizes a dialectical approach. DBT weaves together dialectics, present moment awareness, cognitive-behavioral principles, humanism and emotional intelligence skills.
DBT accepts the biosocial theory of human development. This theory proposes that some human beings are biologically predisposed toward high sensitivity, low tolerance of emotional experiences, a tendency, when prompted, to experience a quick and intense emotional arousal followed by a slow return to baseline. Because few people understand such reactions, most of all their own family, people with such an emotionally sensitive disposition have a childhood that emphasized invalidation.
People who are sometimes diagnosed with borderline personality disorder experience extreme swings in their emotions, see the world in black-and-white shades, and seem to always be jumping from one crisis to another.
DBT therapists work collaboratively with their clients to assist them in creating their life worth living.