I had never seen my best friend particularly emotional. I’ve never seen her animated or excited or effusive. I’ve only seen her look sad or flat.
OMG!!! After she did EMDR therapy we went for a walk and I almost cried. She actually had a skip in her step, she was animated and enthusiastic! She’s been having fun, making jokes and looking happy!
My heart use to break when I looked at her face. I told her now my heart leaps when I look at her face! She looked happy and slightly confused and she she doesn’t even recognize herself. She weaned herself off the meds. This is a completely different person.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for setting my dear friend free!
You are a treasure. I am forever grateful,
I can't recommend Dr. Baron highly enough. She is warm, smart, and continuously educating herself on the latest therapeutic modalities. She is especially skilled with Eye Movement Desensitization Processing and Internal Family Systems.
Before I started seeing you, peoples' comments to me were mostly sarcastic, Hi smiley, hey happy, try smiling, what's wrong with you? The 20 years psychiatry stole from me were like that. Mostly, what's wrong with you. Or just confused or strange looks.
I don't know how long ago I got EMDR therapy, but since then people say to me things like, you are an angel, thank you for bringing sunshine into my life, I love your energy, you are amazing, I'd love to know you, thank you, thank you, thank you. All the time. Sometimes I look around to see who they are talking to because all these years later it still astounds me. Especially if my daughter says the change is phenomenal.
So thanks again for giving me back who I really am. I am still amazed every day.
I found Dr Stephanie Baron on the EMDRIA website after learning about how EMDR therapy can be much more effective than cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).
Initially, I had tried Better Help. Although the first Better Help therapist was really helpful in assisting me with my own self-care, she acknowledged that she was not EMDR-trained. So I switched over to a second therapist through Better Help who was considered an EMDR therapist. However, much to my dismay, the EMDR therapist through Better Help was not effective and not good at all, and wasted so much of my time 😕. I found myself having to steer her back on track because she would always go on a tangent.
The EMDR group webinars through Better Help (led by other EMDR therapists, and not the one who I had worked one-on-one with) were much more effective than my one-on-one sessions with the EMDR therapist who I was paired up with for individual sessions. So that’s when I knew something was fundamentally wrong.
I looked 👀 through the notes 📝 I had taken from those EMDR group webinars, searched the EMDRIA website and decided to find an in-person EMDR therapist near me.
I found Dr Baron and wished I had found her and worked with her sooner. Although the memories of the trauma I experienced back in Nov 2019 can never truly go away, Dr Baron helped me with her tremendously effective EMDR sessions to help me to overcome my pain and so those memories don’t dominate my thoughts on a daily basis.
I will have to continue thinking of positive thoughts 🌟 and things to make me happy to try to distract and navigate me away from the horrible memories I have from the trauma I experienced almost four years from a supposed longtime friend of the family who became unexpectedly inappropriate towards me.
But I am really grateful for Dr Baron’s high professionalism 🌟 and remarkable guidance 💫 of her EMDR sessions which really have helped to diminish those awful memories. And for that, I am extremely grateful 🙏 to her.
She is a highly intelligent 🧠 and smart lady 💡 who really tries to get to know you from your very first session with her. She wastes no time in leading her sessions. For every session you have, from the very first one to each subsequent session, she makes every minute count in getting right to therapy and helping you get the most out of your session.
I highly recommend her to anyone in the West Los Angeles area who is looking for an EMDR therapist. Dr Baron is truly amazing 🙂💫!