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, active Military and First Responders who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). * (See PTSD tab for more information.)
Negative symptoms experienced 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, because of the need for services. Far too many men and women are nervous to seek treatment, having to relive negative experiences, or fear of losing their job due to getting help. My services prevent that--- NOBODY knows you are receiving treatment with me. There is no insurance accepted, no payments, no paper trail. Even the VA doesn't find out. Only you know, and those around you will notice a difference.
Reaching out for help is scary. You've taken a big step just clicking on this site. My treatment is 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. You are not required to relive every horrible moment of an experience, yet you can move past the trauma it has left behind.
The memories are not forgotten, but no longer cause distress.