EMDR and Trauma Work ft. Dr. Sohna Shook

Sohna (sah-nuh) champions for survivors of sexual assault, domestic abuse, and those who identify from the LGBTQIA+ community. She works with adults, couples, families, and adolescents, who struggle with sexual trauma, dysfunction, identity, and performance concerns.

Sohna holds a PhD in Educational Psychology from Walden University. Her treatment approach is a personalized to for each patient to include, but not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy, brief solution focused, motivational interviewing, and trauma focused therapy.

What We Talked About

Erika introduces the next, incredible, wonderful, understanding, mental health therapist at The Center for Mental and Sexual Health, Dr. Sohna Shook! 

We’re talking about the varied issues that Sohna sees in her office and the people that she loves to help. 

Trauma, any kind of trauma, is Sohna’s favorite type of case to unravel, she says. Trauma is almost a normalcy at this point in our society, and not many people realize that. Folks sometimes misunderstand about trauma, how it works, and the difference between trauma and other experiences.  

The first thing Sohna does when getting serious with trauma therapy is talk about core beliefs, and encourages her client to ask “Where is that coming from?” 

EMDR: Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, is a treatment for trauma that Sohna recommends often.  

Sohna describes a bit of her history in working with clients, having children, and the career changes that were impacted by the movement of her life. She also opens up about how she met her inner nerd. 

How to Find Erika and Sohna

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The Center for Mental and Sexual Health https://mentalandsexualhealth.com