Balance Works provides several different office-based therapy services for individuals, couples and families.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a research based therapy approach that has helped an estimated 2 million people of all ages for more than 25 years. EMDR helps us live in the present and frees us of the past.
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333 E. Lewis St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a technique which has been very successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post-traumatic stress and many other emotional difficulties. EMDR is considered a breakthrough therapy because of its simplicity and the fact that it can bring quick and lasting relief for most types of emotional distress.
Our brains are innately designed to heal themselves through Rapid Eye Movement while we sleep. This is why when we struggle with a situation or decision, we can wake up the next morning with a solution. Often, trauma or difficult situations get “stuck” in our memories causing us continual pain, fear, or stress. Through specific eye movements or cross-body movements, such as tapping on one leg at a time, we can stimulate the brain with targeted focus to process “stuck” memories and remove the immediate, stressful reactions.
- Panic Attacks
- Pain Disorders
- Trouble Paying Attention
- Disturbing Memories
- Separation Anxiety
- Attachment and Adoption Concerns
- Sexual and/or Physical Abuse
- Performance Anxiety
- PTSD – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Stress Reduction
During an EMDR session, the client may call to mind a visual image related to the memory, a resulting negative belief about self, and the related emotions and body sensations that occur. During this part of the therapy, the client follows right-to-left eye movement to repeatedly activate opposite sides of the brain, similar to what happens during REM sleep when memories are “processed.”
A typical EMDR session will last about 60 minutes. The type of problem or life circumstances will determine the number of sessions necessary. EMDR can be used in addition to other therapy techniques, such as traditional talk therapy.
Balance Works has committed to pursuing the most effective and efficient form of psychotherapy in treating children, adults, and families. All therapists are trained in EMDR therapy.
We provide the following services:
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), infant through adult
- Evidenced Based Parenting Assessment and Nurturing Parenting Curriculum, delivered one on one with individualized attention to parents’ needs
- Child and Adolescent Counseling
- Individual Counseling
- Family Counseling
We accept cash, private insurance, Indiana Medicaid, Indiana Marketplace, and credit cards for payment.
Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Anthem Hoosier Care Connect
Anthem Hoosier Healthwise
MDwise Hoosier Healthwise Total Health
MDwise Hoosier Healthwise
MDwise Select Health Network
MDwise St. Catherine
MDwise St. Vincent
At Balance Works, we want everyone we serve at their best and are equipped to help heal your most important relationships. For individuals, couples, or families, we are here to support you.
We use tools such as the Adult/Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI) and the Nurturing Parenting Curriculum. Both of these are utilized to help families raise children and adolescents in a warm, trusting, and caring household. We believe children who are cared for develop resiliency and are better prepared for adulthood.
Balance Works Staff
Laura Hoffman, LCAC, LCSW
Certified EMDR Therapist
EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT)
Janet Mitchell, LCSW
Molly McCrory, LCSW
Kathy Massonne, LCSW
CarrieAnn McClure, BS
- EMDRIA – EMDR International Association
- NASW – National Association of Social Workers
- NAADAC – National Association for Addiction Professionals