Local health professionals in Kansas City met for a workshop to get trained on a new psychotherapy option, which helps treat PTSD, trauma, anxiety, phobias and other mental health conditions.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy uses traditional counseling and bilateral eye movements to help the brain remove negative emotions and physical sensations that are tied to a specific trauma or phobia.
Ana Vallecillos is a living testament that ART can work.
“It was great — we dealt with a phobia of crickets. And I know it’s kinda silly, but I haven’t been afraid of crickets anymore,” Vallecillos said.
She says living with a phobia can be debilitating for many. It hindered her from doing the things she loves most.
“Not being able to go fishing with my family because there are crickets and being scared that they are going to jump off at any point — that affects where you go, what you do, how you feel,” Vallecillos said.
Now she is training to practice ART on her clients and hopes others can find the same relief. She will be one of only 30-40 licensed professionals in Kansas who are trained on ART.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy® (ART) is an innovative, evidence-based therapy for both PTS and PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, and similar mental health issues. Do not let depression and PTSD continue to control your life. Contact ART International to learn more about the therapy or to find a therapist near you.