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Accelerated Resolution Therapy Arlington, VA

Accelerated Resolution Therapy Arlington, Virginia

You may have suffered from a traumatic experience that has resulted in distressing memories and images stored in your body, triggering negative physical and emotional reactions that are impacting various aspects of your life.

This is known as PTSD or post-traumatic stress, and if you’re seeking relief from traumatic memories, stress, anxiety, or depression, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) can help. 

When there’s a trauma, oftentimes your brain doesn’t process that difficult memory, and it gets stuck, replaying the nightmare over and over again. ART acts as a reset button for the brain, especially when trauma has left its mark.

In just a few sessions, ART can help replace your negative images and sensations with more positive ones, ones that you pick.

 If you’re ready to find clarity, contact us now to get started with Accelerated Resolution Therapy Arlington.

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Our ART Therapists in Arlington, Virginia

VICTORIA MWONGELA The Counseling center of Maryland

Victoria Mwongela, LCPC

Victoria is a psychotherapist at the Counseling Center Group providing individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy to clients of all ages. Victoria is a Licensed Clinical Professional ...

What is Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)?

Traumatic life experiences can stay with you for years, forcing you to relive a painful moment that belongs in the past. As a result, you may feel stuck and hopeless, or just completely unable to move on with your life. Fortunately, your brain is designed to recover and heal, although at times it may need some help.

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is an evidence-based treatment that can help you heal quickly and effectively by rewiring your memories so they don’t cause stress anymore. Through eye movements and visualization, our ART therapists guide you through the process of replacing negative images that cause the symptoms of many kinds of trauma, including PTSD with positive ones. Once the negative images are gone, you will be free from your symptoms, and the triggers will be gone.

The reason why ART is so quick and effective is because it consists of a variety of highly researched psychological approaches, including:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Approaches
  • Somatic Experiencing

By employing various methods, our ART therapists in Arlington tailor the treatment to meet your unique needs.

ART is like writing over old traumatic memories. The process is simple, fast, and highly effective. There’s no need to relive the painful moments, no assignments, and no homework. You don’t even have to share your trauma; ART is procedural and works on the premise that if you can envision it, you can change it.

How Does Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) Work?

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a groundbreaking type of psychotherapy designed to help you find relief in a short amount of time, typically in one to three sessions.

Our ART sessions in Arlington begin with your therapist guiding you through a series of rapid eye movements while you visualize certain images and memories attached to your past traumatic experience. This will help directly reprogram how painful memories are stored in your brain. 

The next step is what makes ART so effective: getting rid of negative images by replacing them with positive ones through Voluntary Image Replacement (VIR). While going through back-and-forth eye movements, your therapist will help you explore the thoughts, emotions, and sensations associated with the memory and then guide you to imagine a positive outcome associated with the memory. Through this process, your brain now has made new neural connections and integrated new information that will allow you to achieve healing.

One of the special aspects of ART is that you control the process; your therapist is just there to provide guidance. Whatever your trauma is related to, you do not have to talk about it if you don’t want to. If you can visualize it, you can address it. 

Some traumatic memories can be painful to visualize, but ART allows you to rapidly move beyond these past experiences and make positive changes. Within just a couple of hours, you can go through an entire memory, the emotions connected to it, and find relief.

It’s amazing what your mind can accomplish when you’re given the right tools.

How Can Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) Help?

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) addresses any issue that prevents you from living a fulfilling life. It is a quick and effective treatment method that can help with a wide range of symptoms, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress (PTS)
  • Childhood trauma
  • Addictions/substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Performance anxiety
  • Family issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Codependency
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Sexual issues
  • Memory enhancement

If any of these issues are impacting your life, ART in Arlington can help. Our dedicated therapists who specialize in ART are committed to helping you find quick relief from your symptoms by providing you with the tools and techniques for healing and self-discovery.

Booking an Appointment for ART in Arlington, VA

If you’re feeling stuck and unable to move forward in life because of a traumatic event, don’t lose hope; things can get better.

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) can help you move beyond trauma so that you can live a happier and healthier life.