Kimberly Covington, Registered Intern
Kimberly Covington is an EMDR trained, Certified Life Coach, Registered Mental
Health Counselor Intern, who specializes in Disordered Eating, Body and
Gender Dysmorphia, Mood Disturbances, PTSD, and Substance Abuse. As
an EMDR trained therapist and Certified Life Coach, Kimberly combines
her intuitive nature, background in psychology, with her passion for
inspiring, empowering, and motivating individuals to live a balanced
life filled with personal satisfaction and professional success.
Kimberly especially enjoys working with Families Children, and
couples who find themselves wondering how they can get more out of
life and still be successful, and client’s impacted by generational
and secondary trauma.
What is EMDR?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), as with most therapy approaches, focuses on the individual’s present concerns. The EMDR approach believes past emotionally charged experiences are overly influencing your present emotions, sensations, and thoughts about yourself. As an example: “Do you ever feel worthless although you know you are a worthwhile person?” EMDR processing helps you break through the emotional blocks that are keeping you from living an adaptive, emotionally healthy life.
EMDR uses rapid sets of eye movements to help you update disturbing experiences, much like what
occurs when we sleep. During sleep, we alternate between regular sleep and REM (rapid eye movement). This sleep pattern helps you process things that are troubling you. EMDR replicates this sleep pattern by alternating between sets of eye movements and brief reports about what you are noticing. This alternating process helps you update your memories to a healthier present perspective.
EMDR sessions consist of 8 sessions and are done on a self-pay rate of $140.00 per session. These sessions include initial history discovery and treatment planning, preparation, assessment, desensitization, installation, body scan, closure, and then reevaluation.
Kimberly works efficiently in treating the following conditions using EMDR including, but not limited to:
Marital and Premarital
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Trauma and PTSD
Video Game Addiction
Impulse Control Disorders