Depression, anxiety, addictions, or eating disorders are a few things that many women may have to deal with in their lifetime. If you or someone you love is dealing with something within, you can turn to Renee Steiner Hinkins, a licensed professional counselor with national certification and a psychotherapist that practices in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. and White Lake, Mich. She is also licensed as a psychologist and specializes in trauma, eating disorders, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
EMDR is a specific type of therapy. It is considered a rapid information processing system. EMDR has been around since the 1980′s and has been heavily researched for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and used in this population more than any other type of therapy. Recent studies on the developing brain and memory have given us new insight into how EMDR works and why it is such an effective therapy. Many new applications for EMDR are currently being developed and researched. Hinkins can use this therapy to help heal you. Another unique factor of Hinkin’s practice is that she uses meditation to heal emotional wounds such as depression and anxiety as well as increasing health benefits of meditation that help with fatigue, allergies, chronic pain, and more.
Hinkins shares a few words about her approach in practice: “I give confidential help in an environment of unconditional positive support.Â My practice is a general one, but I see a lot of adults with histories of neglect, abuse, and trauma. The effects of early childhood trauma result in depression, low self-esteem, addictions, anxiety, panic attacks, and Eating Disorders.Â I use a collaborative and holistic approach to empower the individual to move forward and restore balance in ones life. Usually this includes re-examining old wounds, analyzingÂ patterns of behavior, learning healthy ways of coping with emotions, working through losses and gaining new coping skills.Â A positive relationship is a vehicle for change and growth. This validation allows one to appreciate and honor ones own experiences and the meaning one attaches to it. A deeper self-understanding is the key to a healthier life style. As Socrates says, “The unexamined life is not worth living”.”