EMDR Therapy

I am trained in EMDR and can offer extended EMDR sessions.

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. This is a psychotherapy approach that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. With the help of EMDR, you will be able to understand how your past experiences are contributing to today’s problems. This treatment can be used to heal from various kinds of trauma (traumatic birth experiences, childhood abuse, sexual abuse, challenging past relationships with your own caregivers, depression, and more).

Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes.

The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.

There has been so much research on EMDR therapy that it is now recognized as an effective form of treatment for trauma and other disturbing experiences by organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization, and the Department of Defense.

Other Therapies

You may also be interested to learn more about the other types of therapy I offer. 

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