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EMDR THERAPY

 

About EMDR Therapy

EMDR Therapy is an evidenced-based therapeutic system created over thirty years ago and implemented in the successful treatment of trauma and trauma-related disorders and symptomologies. 

Under ideal conditions, our brains have a natural way to recover from traumatic memories and events. While many times traumatic experiences can be managed and resolved spontaneously, at times, they may not be able to be fully processed without help. When distress from a disturbing event remains, the upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions may create feelings of overwhelm, of being back in that moment, or of being “frozen in time.”

EMDR Therapy utilizes bilateral stimulation to help the brain process these memories, and allows normal healing to resume.  The experience is still remembered, but the fight, flight, or freeze response from the original event is resolved.”*

 

How is EMDR different from other therapies? 

EMDR therapy does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue, or extensive homework between sessions. EMDR, rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from the distressing issue, allows the brain to resume its natural healing process. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. Part of the therapy includes alternating eye movements, sounds, or taps. For many clients, EMDR therapy can be completed in fewer sessions than other psychotherapies.*

Who can benefit from EMDR therapy?

EMDR therapy helps children and adults - all ages. Therapists use EMDR with a wide range of challenges:

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias

  • Chronic Illness and medical issues

  • Depression and bipolar disorders

  • Dissociative disorders

  • Eating disorders

  • Grief and loss

  • Pain

  • Performance anxiety

  • Personality disorders

  • PTSD and other trauma and stress related issues

  • Sexual assault

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Substance abuse and addiction

  • Violence and abuse

  • Other*

Getting Started

Our EMDRIA Trained EMDR Therapist would love to speak with you further about any questions you may have, or to schedule an EMDR consultation. Please call our office to schedule an appointment. Thank you. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Recognition

EMDR Therapy is a proven therapy for the treatment of PTSD and is recognized by leading mental health research bodies, including:

 

 

*https://www.emdria.org