Footprints to Recovery, Mental Health Treatment Program in NJ

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Footprints to Recovery Mental Health New Jersey


During outpatient mental health treatment in New Jersey, our licensed and certified clinicians provide brainspotting therapy to help clients process traumatic memories and alleviate symptoms of PTSD.


The mark of a quality mental health treatment center in New Jersey is offering a variety of evidence-based and holistic recovery options. Footprints to Recovery Mental Health understands everyone responds to treatment differently. That’s why we stay up to date with the latest alternative treatment options so everyone can find the path to recovery that works for them. 

One of the most effective alternative treatment options for mental health treatment is called brainspotting (BSP). It’s been used for around 20 years to help treat those suffering from trauma-related disorders like PTSD. The team at Footprints to Recovery is trained in BSP treatment for our clients. We can help relieve trauma symptoms so you can move on to a happy and healthy life.


The healing process can pose many challenges - all of which can be difficult to cope with on your own.

Our team of licensed mental health professionals can help you manage your symptoms and create a new, more fulfilling life.


We accept most major insurance provider plans.

If you have coverage of any kind, we will work with you to determine your benefits for mental health treatment. Any information you share with us is kept strictly confidential.

What Is Brainspotting?

Brainspotting therapy is a therapeutic technique used in psychotherapy to help individuals process and heal from emotional trauma and distress. It was developed by psychotherapist David Grand, Ph.D. in 2003. It is based on the idea that eye positions can relate to the location of unprocessed trauma in the brain. 

BSP was discovered when Grand administered eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) to one of his clients. During the session, he noticed his client’s eye would seem to stick in one spot and as a result, was going deeper into the therapy than in previous sessions.  Rather than having his client continue moving their eyes, Grand let the eyes remain stationary, and as a result, unresolved trauma began processing.

Grand then adapted EMDR to search for the brainspot, or position of the eye, that corresponds with the specific traumatic experience you are attempting to overcome. The result was a process that displayed faster and more effective results than traditional EMDR, somatic experiencing, or other forms of trauma treatment. 

What Is A Brainspot?

Have you heard the term “baggage”? It’s the idea that our experiences, particularly negative or traumatic ones, can remain with us throughout our lives. A brainspot is like a door that accesses that trauma. When you focus on a brainspot, the brain is distracted from constantly looking out for threats. 

According to Dr. Grand, “A ‘Brainspot’ is the eye position which is related to the energetic/emotional activation of a traumatic/emotionally charged issue within the brain, most likely in the amygdala, the hippocampus, or the orbitofrontal cortex of the limbic system. Located by eye position, paired with externally observed and internally experienced reflexive responses, a Brainspot is a physiological subsystem holding emotional experience in memory form.”

What Does Brainspotting Treat?

Since David Grand first coined the term, brainspotting has been used to treat a variety of mental health disorders and trauma-related disorders including: 

Brainspotting should only be conducted by a licensed psychotherapist like those at Footprints to Recovery Mental Health. Our clinical team is skilled and experienced in offering brainspotting treatment to our clients. If you’ve never undergone psychotherapy for mental health before, we are happy to explain more about the process when you call our admissions team for a consultation. 

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How Does Brainspotting Work?

How could your vision play a role in healing trauma? During a brainspotting session, your therapist helps you identify specific eye positions (“brainspots”)  and eye movements linked to experiences associated with the trauma. 

According to Dr. Grand in Brainspotting: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change, “Brainspotting lets the therapist and client participate together in the healing process. It allows us to harness the brain’s natural ability for self-scanning, so we can activate, locate, and process the sources of trauma and distress in the body.” 

The first step in the therapeutic process is to identify which traumatic experience you want to highlight and review. As you recognize the trauma, you’ll think about how it makes you think and feel. At this point, the therapist can identify brainspots through unconscious, reflexive somatic cues in the face.

Some examples of somatic cues of a brainspot include:

You most likely won’t be aware of these physical reflexes. That’s the job of your therapist. Only therapists who complete the training receive the license to offer brainspotting treatment. That’s why working with the team at Footprints to Recovery can help.

If you’re looking for professional brainspotting therapy in New Jersey, our team of clinicians is here for you. Some may find improvement after just one session of Brainspotting. It usually takes between four and eight sessions to see a tangible improvement. 

Comprehensive Treatment For PTSD

At Footprints to Recovery Mental Health, our BSP-certified therapists help clients process deep-rooted trauma that may be hiding in the person’s subconscious, affecting their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors for years. Our trained and experienced clinicians can assist clients in identifying and processing the physical and emotional pain related to the trauma. Our mental health treatment incorporates brainspotting as a form of PTSD treatment to assist clients in confronting their trauma in a safe, supportive environment. 

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Brainspotting at Footprints to Recovery Mental Health

Brainspotting is one of the many psychotherapy options at Footprints to Recovery Mental Health. Our clinical team offers brainspotting as part of an overall mental health treatment plan for clients struggling to cope with trauma-related disorders. Our mental health treatment center offers unique levels of care so you can find the path to recovery that best suits your needs. 

The levels of care at Footprints to Recovery Mental Health include: 

We provide brainspotting sessions during each of our levels of care. BSP therapy is conducted by a member of our licensed clinical staff at our safe and comfortable trauma recovery facility. All of our BSP-certified therapists are trained to administer brainspotting safely and effectively. We believe that everyone has the right to hope, healing, and happiness regardless of their circumstances. 

Footprints to Recovery Mental Health provides the resources necessary for clients to feel supported and accepted in their journey to wellness. Contact us today by calling 888-903-4385 to learn more about how brainspotting treatment in New Jersey can help heal your mind and body.

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