Dr. Kendra Devor, Psy.D.
 (949) 357 0794
Lic. #Psy28397

Counseling Services
Individual Counseling
Feeling stressed out or unhappy? Worried that your life is stagnant? Recovering from one of life's disappointments? Want more self-confidence? Moving towards feeling better in life may seem hard, but it is possible. Through individual counseling you can discover new ways to solve problems, clarify what you want, and get the life you deserve.

Couples Counseling
Are you exhausted from fighting with your partner? Do you feel frustrated, hurt, or unappreciated in your relationship? Does ending the relationship feel like the only option? Couples counseling can help change the unpleasant patterns you feel stuck in. Take a positive step towards improving your relationship satisfaction today (even if your partner isn’t willing to participate).
“If you want your
life to be a magnificent
story, then begin by
realizing that you are the
author and everyday you
have the opportunity to
write a new page."
- Mark Houlahan 

EMDR 
About EMDR
Treatment involves a three pronged process (past memories, present disturbance, and future actions), and are needed to alleviate the symptoms. The goal of therapy is to process completely the experiences that are causing problems, and to include new experiences that are needed for full health. Negative emotions, feelings and behaviors are generally caused by unresolved earlier experiences that are pushing you in the wrong directions.
Through processing you will set up a learning state that will allow experiences that are causing problems to be "digested" and stored appropriately in your brain.
The goal of EMDR therapy is to leave you with the emotions, understanding, and perspectives that will lead to healthy and useful behaviors and interactions.

What does an EMDR session look like?
During the EMDR session the client will identify a specific problem as the focus of the treatment. The client describes the disturbing issue or event. This description includes sensory perceptions such as what was seen, felt, heard, etc., and what thoughts and beliefs they hold about the event. The psychologist facilitates the directional movement of the eyes while the client focuses on the disturbing material. The client just notices whatever comes to mind without making an effort to control the direction or content. Each person processes differently. Sets of eye movements will continue until the memory becomes less disturbing and positive thoughts and beliefs about oneself are associated with the memory. 

How long does EMDR take?
At least one sessions is required for the psychologist to understand the nature of the problem and decide whether EMDR is an appropriate treatment. A typical EMDR session lasts 60 minutes. The type of problem, and amount of previous trauma will determine how many sessions are needed.

What can EMDR treat?
  • Panic attacks
  • Complicated grief
  • Disturbing memories
  • Phobias
  • Pain disorders
  • Increase performance
  • Performance anxiety
  • Stress reduction
  • Emotional, Sexual and/or Physical abuse
  • Body dysmorphic disorders