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Patty enjoys the freedoms of private practice as she continues to incorporate revolutionary tools and techniques into her work. She received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Fordham University in NYC and was an early adopter of Accelerated Resolution Therapy and trained under the protocol's creator in 2014. She is a Master Level ART practitioner and SAF-T (Sensation Awareness Focus Technique) Trainer. Patty is also part of the first wave practitioners trained and certified in the RTM Protocol (Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories). Patty is a regular guest on the Life After PTSD podcast where she and her clients share stories of healing.
People seek counseling for a multitude of reasons. Some come to address personal tragedies and traumas. Some seek unbiased guidance and support when facing life transitions and decisions.
Our previous experiences impact our present beliefs, relationships, performance, and achievement. The short-term protocols of ART and RTM resolve distressing memories and feelings so that individuals no longer experience the lingering negative emotional and physical burdens of the past.
The mission is simple: To help people overcome pain and suffering in order to create a life of meaning and purpose where personal goals of health and well-being are achieved.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) utilizes rapid eye movements - similar to those that occur during a dream state - and a technique known as Voluntary Memory/Image Replacement to change the way images are stored in the brain.
The therapist leads the client through the process of exploring feelings and bodily sensations, as well as creating positive outcomes in distressing situations. As a result, negative experiences no longer trigger undesirable emotional and physical responses. Clients are not only desensitized to their experiences - negatives are transformed into positives. Clients often note that old images are "somewhere in the distance".
ART is not hypnosis as clients remain in control during the entire session. A client can choose whether or not to discuss their troublesome memories and experiences. What the client is willing and able to verbalize has no bearing on the benefits they receive.
Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM) is a neurological intervention that utilizes visualizations to alter memories associated with nightmares, flashbacks, and other symptoms of post traumatic stress. Unlike other therapies, RTM does not require a client to have full recall of the event in order to be successful.
Clients are asked to imagine a safe place - such as a theater - to play a "movie" of their traumatic event. Instead of watching the event as a viewer, they are cast in the role of projectionist and given control over how to run the movie . These visualizations create levels of dissociation that allow the client to process the event in a non-traumatizing way.
RTM is a 3 session protocol with a success rate of over 90%. The protocol can be completed in as little as 3 consecutive days, as only a night of sleep is required between sessions.
TRAUMA IS NOT WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU, IT'S WHAT HAPPENS INSIDE YOU
AS A RESULT OF WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU
Many individuals continue to experience fear, terror, and helplessness in the form of nightmares and flashbacks long after a traumatic event. Using RTM and ART, you can overcome negative feelings, neutralize and replace upsetting images, and heal from the pain of the past.
Depression, anxiety, shame, and guilt are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we all experience at various points in our lives. RTM and ART help you change your perspective of past events and present triggers, enabling you to visualize a future full of joy, motivation, and confidence.
In this episode Patty Montagnino joins us with her client Cindy, who herself was a domestic abuse survivor who now works on multiple levels with domestic abuse victims. Patty and Cindy share the story of how Cindy's past experiences robbing her in the present brought her skeptically to Patty for trauma-focused NLP.
In this episode clinician Patty Montagnino joins us again from her practice in North Carolina with special guest Tarah, who grew up in Iraq during the war in the 2000s and became a refugee that fled to Lebanon and ultimately the United States. Her story offers a glimpse of the experiences of civilians in wartimes that are rarely heard.
In this episode Patty Montagnino joins us with client Jim, a former military serviceman and presently a first responder who had shut down his emotions and closed off from the world. We discuss how trauma isn't always a one time significant event but can be several lesser events and circumstances over a long period of time, leaving someone suffering from PTSD.
In this episode Kari Russo and Patty Montagnino let down their guard as therapists just for a bit, in order to share what happens when therapists get trauma themselves and how self-care is vital to their own well-being but also valuable to the empathy and strategy they have concerning their clients.
Check out this great video about what it is like to live with Post Traumatic Stress
Accepting virtual, as well as a limited number of in person appointments.
Some virtual evening appointments are available.
All paperwork for virtual sessions need to be completed prior to the appointment time.
We presently accept most Blue Cross Blue Shield (excluding Blue Local and Blue Value),
United Healthcare, and TriCare plans.
The hourly rate is $145.
We can provide Self Pay clients with a receipt to be submitted for possible reimbursement by your insurance company.
We are able to accept HSA and FSA debit cards for services.