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dR. Tim Ridge
Psyd, LMHC, LMFT
Hi, I’m Tim. An avid reader (typically non-fiction and love a good biography), movie lover (both old and new – my parents raised me on old movies so I don’t mind watching a Hitchcock or old black and white). I depend on exercise and hiking to clear my mind and love checking my Fitbit to track my numbers. I’m a casual sports fan, rooting for the Pats and Tom Brady. Relaxing with family and friends is always welcome.
I love working with people who are looking to better their lives, who want to feel more comfortable in their own skin. People dealing with anxieties, sadness or feeling stuck and unsure of how to feel better. Most of us have dealt with some form of trauma, whether it is physical or emotional, relationship trauma (family, bullying, break-ups) or medical, sports or accident.
In time, after obtaining my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and then a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, I started training in the technique called EMDR. In introducing it with my clients, I was excited to see their response: long held patterns that they had struggled with for years changed; they experienced shifts in mood, emotional release and became happier with their lives. Painful memories and experiences that they used to trouble and trigger them, changed and were no longer problematic. As I’ve witnessed, EMDR and Brainspotting are a tremendous addition in helping people more deeply. While I still love and value traditional talk therapy, I am happy to be able to offer both techniques that provide transformative results.
I feel very fortunate in that I love my work. Helping people to really thrive and enjoy their lives is my biggest goal. I welcome helping people build their self-esteem and confidence, developing skills so that their lives feel better. Moving forward from anxiety, sadness and trauma while building self-confidence and a stronger sense of yourself is possible.