Image Transformation Therapy has significantly changed my work with clients, especially complex cases. Of particular significance to me is that my clients are regularly surprised by the gentle, considerate, and effective nature of our work with ImTT. ImTT has definitely taken my clinical work to a new level of excellence.
Michael McCratic, MFT, BCETS EMDRIA APPROVED CONSULTANT in EMDR (Trained in 1990 by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D, the originator of EMDR) Director of Trinity Life Counseling in Pleasanton, Ca
At first I was very skeptical about the efficacy of ImTT due to it's claim of being able to quickly and painlessly release feelings. Now I am a believer and use it with almost every client regularly! Some people have been trapped in what they thought were life-long mental anguish that could only be solved by years of therapy, and I've experienced many of them change almost overnight. When I use ImTT with the right targets long-held pain and fear can be easily released. Many of my clients describe the experience as a strange absence of feeling or feeling lighter as if unburdened. I highly recommend this breakthrough approach for mental health treatment to all counseling/helping professionals.
-Alan Godfrey, LMFT San Ramon, more specifically Community Presbyterian Counseling Center ____________________________________________________________________ I have found Image Transformation Therapy to be an excellent help for many of my clients. It allows me to help clients in faster than what I could do using EMDR, and is not as complicated to use. I have numerous clients I have worked with that use EAP's that I couldn't otherwise help with EMDR in as short a time frame.
Scott Kampschaefer, LCSW
____________________________________________________________________ I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and I have training in other trauma treatment modalities and in CBT. I have been using Image Transformation Therapy since 2015 and I have found this therapy to be extremely effective. In my experience Image Transformation Therapy treatment outcomes are superior to or comparable (EMDR) with any other treatment modalities that I have used. Image Transformation Therapy can be used to treat a wide range of presenting problems. I mostly work with clients that have very complex trauma histories and co-morbid mental and physical disorders. Image Transformation Therapy allows me to begin providing healing relief to my clients very early in the treatment process.
One of the greatest benefits to Image Transformation Therapy is that it is more comfortable for my clients, so they are more open to addressing even the most difficult areas of their lives. Image Transformation Therapy eliminates common problems which influence therapeutic outcomes such as clients needing to do homework in between sessions, talking about or remembering distressing events in detail, staying within a processing zone, the client’s ability to change cognitive or behavioral patterns or learn to tolerate levels of distress. I have found that the level of intrapersonal resources needed for effective use of Image Transformation Therapy is less than with many other modalities. I also like the theoretical framework behind Image Transformation Therapy as it is never shaming or blaming towards the client, including clients who may be struggling with behavioral or substance addictions. As a therapist, I find that I am taking on less secondary trauma and I feel more energized and enjoy my work more since using Image Transformation Therapy. M'Linda McGuire, M.A., LPC Waco, Texas
____________________________________________________________________ John was a straight A student in high school and was excited when, at age 18, he was admitted to a top university for a hard-core science major where the coursework is known to be very difficult. He felt he was up to it. However, John soon developed OCD symptoms which were debilitating: he spent hours and hours carrying out obsessive-compulsive rituals that he could not focus on his studies. As a result, he was getting mainly D's and F's. John then began experiencing severe depressive symptoms making it difficult for him to function. The OCD and depression intensified necessitating dropping out of school several times for year and returning home. In the meantime, John saw three different psychiatrists who tried various different medications and approximately 7 or 8 psychotherapists and psychologists. Nothing worked. As a result, he stopped taking all medications and fired his last therapist. By this time, he was 24 years old.
John presented for therapy shortly after I had taken Robert Miller’s ImTT therapy. However, John did not want to tell me the specifics of his problem. I made a deal with him “Okay, you don't have to tell me exactly what you are afraid of or what is painful or the image—just give me the color, the location in your body, and tell me when you have the image. He agreed. The treatment was brief, requiring only four sessions over a three-week period.
John has been OCD-free now for just over a year with grades that just keep getting better and better. He is due to graduate this month and has already been called for interview by one employer who seems keen to hire him in a very well-paying job in his field as soon as he graduates. His confidence has returned and he is now excited and optimistic about his future.
G. Claire Roberts, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker Palo Alto & San Jose, CA
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