Day 7 of the Sound House Relationship Check-Up!

Thank you for joining me through the check-up! I hope you have been able to evaluate your relationship and learn a few tips along the way. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out. If you and your partner are in need of more resources, please visit the Gottman Institute for more information: or if you want to seek out couples counseling from me and you live in PA or TX, reach out by sending an email to or calling 412-550-0222.

An Introduction to Trauma and EMDR: an Interview with Courtney Kirkpatrick, MS, NCC, LPC

I get a lot of questions about trauma; what it is and isn’t and how to treat it. I wanted to share with you my conversation with my friend and colleague Courtney Kirkpatrick. I ask Courtney about trauma, its effects on people, and why it is important to get help. Then she explains what she uses to help people sometimes: EMDR. We talk about the training she had to go through to become certified in this kind of treatment. We also briefly talk about a few different methods. If you have trauma that is impeding your functioning, please seek out a trained counselor to help you through this. There are several methods, so find a counselor and method you are comfortable with, as it is hard work. Please enjoy this interview, and of course, let me know if you have questions. Courtney is the owner and counselor of Kirkpatrick Counseling and Consulting in Pittsburgh, PA.
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