EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing

EMDR is a psychotherapy treatment that helps reset the body’s natural reactions after traumatic events. 

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EMDR targets emotional responses

When we can’t process trauma, our body will react with mental and physical illness.

If traumatic events are not healed or processed properly, the body will show signs over weeks, months, and years.
Negative thoughts, intense unwanted emotional responses, and feeling on high alert, or stuck,  are signs of a dysregulated nervous system. Headaches, inflammation, digestive issues, and autoimmune diseases are physical responses to trauma.

EMDR therapy focuses on three thoughts.

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Present Distress

PTSD symptoms, frustration, sadness or anger, emotional or physical pain stopping you from feeling your best.

This includes things like performance anxiety, auto-immune disorders, or substance dependency.

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Target Memory

Your target memory will be determined before the psychotherapy exercises begin.

Some clients are aware of the source of unwanted behaviors. Others may not be certain and we will work in counseling to find the root.

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Future Responses

You can determine how your mind and body will respond to your target memory.

Present distress is reprogrammed to  respond healthily to  triggers.

Build a new pathway chosen by the person you are today.

EMDR therapy helps millions worldwide.

EMDR therapy has been in practice since the late 1980s, after Francine Shapiro, PhD., discovered and developed the eight-phase protocol. Today it is widely used to help people overcome past trauma.

EMDR therapy is recognized as an effective form of treatment for trauma and other disturbing experiences by national and international organizations like the World Health Organization and the American Psychiatric Association.

Treatment starts with a virtual counseling session and is followed by regular virtual sessions to work through the EMDR protocol.

Studies show that EMDR therapy has high success rates for PTSD symptoms, as well as single, and multiple-event trauma victims.

Features of EMDR Therapy

Proven Relief

EMDR is proven to provide relief in fewer sessions than other psychotherapies. We target a specific issue causing distress in your life.

With each session, the wound heals a little more. Soon enough, you will notice a positive change in your or your family member’s behaviors.

No Homework

Unlike other psychotherapy treatments, EMDR does not require work outside of appointments.

The work is done with your therapist during the session.  As each session is completed you will begin to notice a change in your responses to distubances.

No Detailed Descriptions

EMDR doesn’t require explaining the disturbing memory in great detail.

We’re doing therapeutic exercises with just your thoughts to shut down disturbances.  We’ll work on setting future responses that will help you reach your goals.

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