Therapy for Anxiety/Stress and Trauma

Do you long to feel calm and peaceful? Have worry, fears, panic attacks or negative thinking kept you from enjoying life as much as you'd like? Often worry or stress can be relieved through therapy by talking through your problems with a trained professional.

If so, I can help you overcome that nervous, anxious feeling. Anxieties can be relieved, allowing you to feel better and to enjoy more of your life. I can also help you learn why you tend to feel these ways and work through that.

I have helped many people with all sorts of worries find relief and peace. I will compassionately join together with you to help you understand where this may be coming from, and help you get on a path toward resolving those awful feelings.

Have you experienced a highly stressful time in your life, or have you in your past?

If so, you may be experiencing the effects of trauma, whether you know it or not--and I have an effective approach to therapy that can help you feel better in a fairly short amount of time.

Put simply, the scary, difficult (emotional or otherwise), distressful and hurtful stuff in life is what stress is made of. And highly stressful events are what we call trauma (trauma can be relational or events that happen).

Often, people believe that trauma always pertains to war or something horrific. While those events are definitely traumatic, there are other life events that can have a similar effect. Or experiences that have happened to us over a course of time which when accumulated, leave a lasting, sometimes devastating effect on us.

Verbal, emotional, physical or sexual abuse; betrayal, abandonment, being a victim of a distressing event, medical issues, losing a loved one, losing a job, drug and alcohol addiction, eating disorders, natural disasters, and car accidents are some examples of traumatic events, or also what we'd consider very difficult life circumstances.

People respond to these types of trauma, or stressful life experiences, in different ways based on temperament; anxiety, depression, mood swings, self-destructive behavior, flashbacks, numbness and phobias are a few examples. But there is hope! You don't have to live stuck in that anymore; there is a way to resolve that and start feeling better.

I utilize the approach that will be best for you. Whether it is getting at the root issues from the past or talking through the current struggles in a way that can bring healing and change in the here and now, my compassion, intuition and training guide me to lead you toward a more satisfying life.

As an an EMDR Therapist in Orange County, I also utilize an effective treatment for trauma and highly stressful events. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Click here to read more about it in my blog.

EMDR is simply an approach to process life's distressing and upsetting experiences. To alleviate any concerns about how it sounds, it is not hypnosis.  It simply facilitates the mind's natural processing in a more effective manner, in order to digest, and fully process, the painful and hurtful stuff in your life. It prevents the past from affecting you in the present, and allows you to heal from negative messages and memories. What's also great about it is that it enables you to process more effectively and quickly, so something that may typically take months to work through can be accelerated significantly.

This type of therapy is a much easier and less painful process than traditional therapy for resolving stress and trauma. The resolution takes place much quicker too. Many people experience a significant reduction in distress and an increase in self-esteem in just a few sessions. And, that's just the beginning.

Other issues it has helped clients to resolve are the real core, deep down issues, such as:
-trust/loyalty issues
-lack of confidence
-feelings of emptiness
-feelings of being lost
-feeling/being stuck
-anxiety/panic attacks
-control issues
-chronic pain

Also, clients can overcome future fears and apprehension, such as:
-goal attainment
-public speaking
-test taking
-physical endurance/races

Many people have  experienced increased assertiveness, confidence and more balanced emotions during the process compared to other therapies. Seeking out a counselor for depression, anxiety or to work through some fears, is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. And seeing an Orange County EMDR Therapist who specializes in this kind of therapy is one of the single best gifts you can give yourself.

If you're interested in seeing an EMDR therapist in Orange County, call or text today at (949) 292-2923 for a free consultation, or email Tyra Butler at

For information on individual counseling specialties, click here, or for couples counseling, click here.
Owned and published by Tyra Butler, Orange County Counseling for Women, Men, Couples, Children and Families. (949) 292-2923. 1400 Quail St. Suite 210; Newport Beach, Ca. Tyra Butler, MA, is registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, and is employed and supervised by Dr. Steve Harris, Licensed Psychologist, The Center for Depth Psychology.
For more official information on EMDR, visit the EMDR Institute here.

Visit the EMDRIA (EMDR International Association) here.
Seeing an EMDR therapist in Orange County, who is trained and certified, can help you overcome and feel better from stress, and help you work through experiences from the past that may still be affecting you.