I am an Iraqi War veteran who has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I served in Iraq in 2003 and delayed seeking mental health guidance until February 2008. Kathy Heeg was referred to me by someone I knew and who recognized that I needed to speak to someone in the mental health profession. In the two years that I saw Kathy approximately once a week, we discussed my fears and dreams associated with serving in a combat zone. Kathy systematically targeted the issues that I had difficulty dealing with and put these fears into a tolerable perspective. Over the course our discussions, I began to see improvement in my thought patterns associated with the war and developed better sleeping habits. I learned to put dreams that I had been having since my return to the United States into a perspective that I could better understand myself and developed positive reactions and responses to problems I had been having socially. After some time, Kathy began using EMDR as a tool to associate words and thoughts into something that I could use to further my mental health recovery. I accepted the practice and put my trust into Kathy’s knowledge of EMDR. I believe using EMDR has proven to lessen the stress I was once experiencing in dealing with issues of social conflict as well as helping me cope with family problems that I believe were created by my deployment overseas.