Who is EMDR Therapy helpful for?

EMDR is helpful for anyone who has undesirable behaviors or beliefs they would like to change.
You should be aware there is a problem but you haven’t found a solution yet.
Be open to the idea that your troubles today could be rooted in a long-forgotten past traumatic incident.
After a free phone consultation, we will determine if EMDR can help you.

I already have a therapist. Can they do EMDR on me?

Many therapists are trained in EMDR and use it on their clients. EMDR therapy was developed and studied for relieving PTSD and complex trauma, which is where my expertise is focused. 
A majority of my clients are referred from colleagues in the mental health community.
Ask your Licensed Therapist if they are certified in EMDR and if it is right for you. Please have your therapist contact me if they need more information.

Is EMDR the same as hypnosis?

No. EMDR is not the same as hypnosis. Hypnotherapy requires a trance-like state. You are asked to focus on your own thoughts and feelings during an EMDR session.
Hypnosis and EMDR share a similar goal of replacing negative beliefs with positive, productive, and healthy beliefs.

Is medication a substitute for EMDR therapy?

Medication does not resolve the root of your problems. EMDR therapy treats the same symptoms that prescription medications for depression and anxiety do. It is true that once you discover the source of your troubles EMDR therapy can help you work through the unresolved memory and lessen your pain.
If you decide to stop taking medication please consult with your doctor.

How do you get certified in EMDR therapy?

The EMDRIA provides a training curriculum and criteria for certification.

Is therapy confidential?

In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client. However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. 
Exceptions include:
 Suspected child abuse, disabled/dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.
If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken