Roxanna Wolfe is an experienced therapist and specializes in the treatment of trauma-related concerns.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is a useful adjunct to therapy that has been helpful for clients suffering from a wide range of difficulties, including PTSD. Indeed, EMDR has been shown to be among the most effective treatments for PTSD. Developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro, EMDR can be helpful for clients with life patterns of emotional distress such as post-traumatic stress, performance anxiety, and other emotional difficulties. The approach helps clients with emotional distress de-synthesize anxiety, disturbing thoughts, and memories.
Research studies show that EMDR can be very effective in helping people process emotionally painful and traumatic experiences. When used in conjunction with other therapy modalities, EMDR helps move the client from emotional distress to peaceful resolution of the issues or events involved.
EMDR may work even with the most difficult memories. Some positive changes that can occur with EMDR include diminished power of memories and increased calmness in many areas of living.
Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption, concentration, and focused attention. It is like using a magnifying glass to focus the rays of the sun and make them more powerful. Similarly, when our minds are concentrated and focused, we are able to use our minds more powerfully. Because hypnosis allows people to use more of their potential, learning self-hypnosis an act of self-control. Hypnosis can be used for intervention with imagery, to present ideas or suggestions that are compatible with what the patient wants, and to better understand underlying motivations or identify whether past events or experiences are associated with causing a problem. The effectiveness of hypnosis appears to lie in the way in which it bypasses the critical observation and interference of the conscious mind, allowing the client’s intentions for change to take effect.
Some individuals seem to benefit more readily from hypnosis. It is important to keep in mind that hypnosis is like any other therapeutic modality: it is of major benefit to some patients, and it is helpful with many other patients.
Hypnotherapy can ease some symptoms (The Washington Post, 11/5/16)
Dr. Wolfe conducts therapy groups for those recovering from trauma. Her therapy groups include people from various walks of life who come together for support as well as for growth. The focus is on group interaction with the goal of knowing and speaking the truth about one’s self and one’s experiences. Group members benefit from having a safe setting in which to work through on-going difficulties.
Dr. Wolfe’s Dissociative Disorders Therapy Group includes people who suffer from dissociative symptoms. The Dissociative Disorders group begins with a strong focus on support and psycho-education. Group therapy offers experiential learning, where we practice grounding and being present so that members prepare to apply these important skills independently. Members of this group may have experienced prolonged trauma and/or difficulties with attachment, and may struggle in relationships.
Dr. Wolfe has strong experience in group therapy, having designed, developed, and conducted the Children’s Group Therapy Program, and the Adult Men’s and Women’s Trauma Group Therapy programs at Benton County Mental Health in Corvallis, Oregon.
Please email or call Dr. Wolfe for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Old Georgetown Office Park
7988 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Tuesday 8 - 5
Wednesday 8 - 7
Thursday 8 - 5