EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a therapeutic approach that was originally developed to help individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). EMDR is now used for various conditions and has been found effective in treating a range of psychological issues. The key components of EMDR include: EMDR typically involves the following […]

What To Expect in EMDR Treatment

Dr. Jamie Lesser of Unfiltered Therapy and Ciara Lyons-Mama Coach get together to talk about Postpartum Health and Race within the healthcare system. How culture and systemic racism is hurting the perinatal population. Information is also provided on abnormal and normal conditions that can occur postpartum. Part 1 Postpartum Health and Managing Postpartum Anxiety Part […]

Unfiltered Talks with Dr. Jamie Lesser of Unfiltered Therapy and Ciara- Mama Coach

Horrific intrusive thoughts are common in OCD. These thoughts can be distressing and unwanted, causing anxiety. These thoughts can vary widely from person to person, and they often involve distressing and unwanted content. It’s important to note that experiencing these thoughts doesn’t mean a person wants them or would act on them. The notable sign […]

When OCD Gets Scary- Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts

Infertility can significantly impact the experience of motherhood, bringing emotional and psychological challenges. It may involve prolonged struggles to conceive, feelings of loss, and the need for medical interventions like fertility treatments. The journey can be both physically and mentally demanding for individuals or couples trying to become parents. The transition into motherhood is difficult […]

Motherhood After Infertility 

Those who have experienced pregnancy or fetal loss experience a grief unique to the human experience. Whether the loss was chemical, within the first trimester, or at full term, the grief experienced is not one that can be easily explained. Everything changes the moment we find out we are pregnant and decide we want to […]

Pregnancy after loss- When will the rainbow appear?

You’ve been planning for the baby’s arrival, but have you been planning for yourself? The experience of postpartum depression, anxiety, or OCD can be incredibly challenging. What if you could prioritize your own needs to help prepare you for postpartum? In this episode, licensed acupuncturist Christina Nguyen and licensed psychologist Dr. Jamie Lesser dive into […]

A Discussion on Postpartum

Being a child or adolescent today can be incredibly challenging.  Children and adolescents deal with the pressure to perform well in school and extracurricular activities, be accepted by their peers, and adhere to family expectations.  While trying to find their place in the world, they receive contradictory information about how to look, act, and interact.  Although […]

Helping your child manage anxiety and stress

Many of us think of anxiety and depression as separate disorders characterized by different symptoms.  Anxiety is usually described as the experience of being stressed, scared, or worried.  We also often hear about the physical experiences of anxiety, including difficulty breathing, a racing heart, shakiness, or stomach upset.  Depression is typically experienced as sadness, hopelessness, […]

How anxiety can lead to depression

Exposure therapy is helpful to treat a wide-range of anxiety and OCD-related disorders.  The purpose of exposure therapy is to change behavior.  When using exposure therapy, you challenge yourself to do things differently to eventually create less suffering. To learn to do things differently, you must first be tempted to do what you normally would.  […]

What is exposure therapy and how does it work?