EMDR Therapy

What is EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR therapy includes a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.

EMDR is different from traditional talk therapy as you do not have to talk about the distressing events you have experienced. Instead, it works with your brain’s natural healing abilities to lessen (desensitize) the negative memory by desensitizing the negative emotions and sensations that go along with the memory.

The effectiveness of EMDR has been studied through approximately 20 studies. It has shown to be effective for many issues such as:

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias

  • Depression

  • Grief and loss

  • Performance anxiety

  • PTSD and other trauma and stress-related issues

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Violence and abuse

  • Complicated grief

  • Dissociative disorders

  • Disturbing memories

  • Pain disorders

  • Addictions

  • Sexual and/or Physical abuse

  • Body dysmorphic disorders

  • Personality Disorders

Click on the following link to learn more: www.emdria.org.

You can also our office with questions to determine whether EMDR may be a good fit for you.