Have you been the cause of an accidental death?
Consider the following questions . . .
- Have you, in the past six months, accidentally caused the death of an individual or individuals?
- Have you been fully and finally cleared by law enforcement jurisdictions and/or grand jury proceedings of any criminal wrongdoing?
- Was the accidental event sudden, ‘out of-nowhere,’ seemingly by random chance, and beyond your ability to anticipate, avoid, or control?
- Do your activities of daily life and your relationships seem to be impacted by what happened during, immediately after, and since the accident?
- Are you looking for additional recovery assistance beyond whatever formal (psychotherapy, pastoral counseling, support groups, etc.) or informal (family, friends, co-workers) help you have received to date?
If you answered ‘yes’ to each question, you may be eligible for a psychotherapy screening interview for us to mutually determine if what I have to offer might meet your needs.
What Kind of Psychotherapy?
Things that individuals have learned emotionally during intense/overwhelming life events seem to get locked into the brain – without a key. But research has recently shown that the brain has its own rules for accessing and dissolving these ‘emotional learnings’ - and that if those rules are followed, many troubling distress symptoms can be eliminated at their roots.
Dr. Reiman utilizes and tailors to individual clients, two evidence-based therapies that follow these rules: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Coherence Therapy (formerly Depth Oriented Brief Therapy).
Additionally, as client needs indicate, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (a research-based therapy focused on acceptance, mindfulness strategies, commitment and behavior change strategies) is often part of the process.
**Does Dr. Reiman Specialize in working with trauma?
John W. Reiman, Ph.D. is a 30-year trained and experienced Oregon Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in trauma processing and recovery. He is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and EMDRIA-Certified EMDR Therapist. Dr. Reiman specializes in working with people (including those who have caused accidental death) disturbed by memories and uncomfortable feelings from yesterday's distressing life experience/s that continue to arise and get in the way of clearly seeing and living today.
Is There Information Available for People Like me Who Have Caused Accidental Death?
Yes. In the September 18, 2017 issue of New Yorker Magazine (print and on-line at https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/09/18/the-sorrow-and-the-shame-of-the-accidental-killer), there is an article entitled ‘The Sorrow and the Shame of the Accidental Killer: How do you live after unintentionally causing a death?’ A comprehensive website, www.accidentalimpacts.org, offers information and healing support for those coping with accidentally causing a serious/fatal accident.