EMDR, Chemical Dependency, and More with Rhoda Mills Sommer: Ep. 18

Welcome to another episode of Mastering Counseling! This week, we’re covering a number of fascinating topics including EMDR and chemical dependency with the help of Megan’s guest, Rhoda Mills Sommer, LCSW. Rhoda is a licensed clinical social worker and certified EMDR practitioner with her own private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that offers individual, couples, and family therapy for a wide range of issues, including sexual abuse, chemical dependency, codependency, adoption, depression, adolescence, personality disorders, and many more.

Rhoda completed her masters of social work at the University of Pittsburgh and her post-graduate training at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Aside from running her own successful therapy practice, Rhoda has worked in numerous clinical settings (both public and private) throughout her career, conducted presentations and trainings on several different topics (such as sexual abuse and Gestalt Therapy), and started her own blog and podcast, What Healthy Couples Know That You Don’t.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • What the clinical applications of EMDR are.
  • Effective treatment models for chemical dependency issues.
  • How to approach the treatment of personality disorders in psychotherapy.
  • The number one mistake Rhoda believes clinicians make.
  • And a great deal more!

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  • Counseling Spotlight: Therapy Ideas

    Therapy Ideas is the online portal to the private practice founded by Rhoda Mills Sommer. It’s also a place where anyone can learn more about themselves by reading great blog posts, or even listening to her fantastic podcast.

    In Rhoda’s own words:

    “After more than forty years of practice as a psychotherapist, I have learned that change begins with self awareness and understanding. As you read each section of my website and the blog posts you will acquire a fresh way of
    looking at yourself, your relationships, your thoughts and your feelings. Thanks for stopping by…..

    This website was built in 2003 as a personal statement of how I think about therapy, values, life, and interactions after more than forty years of working with people. I offer many topics with ideas for self awareness & personal growth as a way to challenge yourself. These ideas are portals for ways to enrich your life by learning & embracing change.

    I hope you will use some of these ideas to enlarge your framework of thinking and to understand more about the dark side of yourself which will improve your self awareness. Self awareness can make pain more bearable and can enable you to see more possibilities for your life.”

    Best of the Counseling and Mental Health Web: Assessment Psychology Online

    Our award this week goes to the Assessment Psychology Online.

    Assessment Psychology Online is a clinical psychology information resource created for the purpose of providing useful, reliable and authoritative information about psychological assessment, testing, and practice management for practicing psychologists.

    APO also provides useful information for allied mental health professionals, primary health care providers, educators, students, and patients.

    APO is edited and published by Dr. William E. Benet, a Florida licensed psychologist and member of the American and Florida Psychological Associations. APO originated in 1998 as a small collection of links that Dr. Benet selected for his office website, Benet Clinical Assessment at WEBenet.com. By 2005, the number of links had grown to the point where more space was needed, and Assessment Psychology was created , which now includes more than 2,500 primary sources of healthcare information on the World-Wide Web

    Clearly this is a fantastic resource and well deserving of recognition. Congrats to them!

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