Hello My name is Alissa Dillon. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New Hampshire. I specialize in trauma and grief therapy. I have a special interest in Veterans and active Military and First Responders who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). * (See PTSD tab for more information.)
The symptoms may include nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, depression, poor daily functioning and suicidal ideation. Tragically, the statistic today is that 22 Veterans commit suicide DAILY.
I decided to create Traumatic Stress Therapy Services, which is a non profit organization dedicated to providing FREE specialized trauma treatment, called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
I am certified in (EMDR), which is an intense, yet highly effective, form of treatment that uses eye movements or tapping to help the brain reconcile traumatic memories by removing the emotional reaction from the events, and then instills the positive cues needed to free yourself from the pain of the memory that may get triggered by everyday events.
The memories are not forgotten, but no longer cause distress.