EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy offers lasting relief from various kinds of emotional distress.

EMDR Therapy to Heal Trauma or Distress

The exact process of any form of psychotherapy is not fully understood. However, research shows that when someone is extremely upset or traumatized, their brain cannot process information as it normally would. This is where EMDR Therapy can make a significant difference.

Revisiting a traumatic or disturbing event in your mind can feel as distressing as the initial experience because the associated sounds, smells, images, and emotions remain vivid. These traumatic memories can have a long-lasting negative impact, affecting how you perceive the world and interact with others. EMDR Therapy helps by addressing these deeply rooted memories, facilitating healing, and improving your overall well-being.

“The past affects the present even without our being aware of it.”

– Francine Shapiro
Creator of EMDR Therapy

“We repeat what we don’t repair.”

– Christine Langley-Obaugh

The Goal of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

EMDR therapy is physiologically based and is designed to help you view disturbing material in a new way, easing feelings of distress and discomfort. EMDR therapy helps you develop new insight and awareness which allows you to replace negative beliefs and painful emotions with positive thoughts and feelings.

An Evidenced-Based Practice

EMDR Therapy is an evidenced-based practice that is listed with the National Registry of Evidenced Based Practices and Programs (NREPP), as well as with the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Psychological Association (APA) have all endorsed EMDR as a preferred treatment for PTSD.

Studies indicate that Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy has a high degree of effectiveness for people dealing with:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Fears
  • Phobias
  • Addictions
  • Childhood trauma and abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Low self-esteem
  • Irritability
  • Lack of motivation
  • Difficulty trusting others
  • Feelings of shame and guilt

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