I specialize in using EMDR therapy to help people heal from unresolved traumatic experiences that may hinder their ability to live life fully in the present moment.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma and other issues. Some of the other issues EMDR has been shown to be effective with include, but are not limited to:
- Panic Attacks
- Complicated Grief
- Disturbing Memories
- Pain Disorders
- Stress Reduction
- Sexual and/or Physical abuse
- Chronic Anxiety
This type of therapy is an established, evidence based practice that combines imagery, mindfulness, and cognitive techniques to meet the client’s treatment needs. The process of doing EMDR therapy usually involves focus on a traumatic or disturbing memory while doing back and forth eye movements, listening to alternating tones, and/or feeling alternating vibrations in your hands. This process enables the brain to resolve emotional trauma and gain insight into the circumstance in a way that is often more effective than traditional talk therapy.
The number of sessions required for this form of treatment varies depending on the issues being addressed. For multiple traumas, or a long history of past abuse, trauma or neglect, EMDR therapy can take considerably longer for resolution of the issues.
To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress. I would be happy to schedule a phone consult to find out if this would be the right type of treatment for you.