What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a powerful psychotherapy technique which has been very successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post-traumatic stress and many other emotional problems.

EMDR is the most effective and rapid method for healing PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) as shown by extensive scientific research studies.

The EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, or tactile stimulation, which repeatedly activates the opposite sides of the brain, releasing emotional experiences that are "trapped" in the nervous system. This assists the neurophysiological system, the basis of the mind/body connection, to free itself of blockages and reconnect itself. As troubling images and feelings are processed by the brain via the bilateral patterns of EMDR, resolution of the issues and a more peaceful state are achieved.

What problems are helped by EMDR?

The studies to date show a high degree of effectiveness with the following conditions:

loss of a loved one

car accident

work accident

robbery

natural disaster

illness

childhood abuse

performance and test anxiety

depression

phobias

childhood trauma

sexual abuse

bad temper

panic attacks

relationship problems

trouble sleeping

injury of a loved one
fire
assault
rape

injury

witness to violence
victims of violent crimes
trauma

anxiety or panic
fears
physical abuse
post traumatic stress
overwhelming fears

low self-esteem
brooding or worrying

EMDR therapy can help clients replace their anxiety and fear with positive images, emotions and thoughts.

How Do I Start Treatment?

Meeting with a clinician one-on-one for a first visit is the first step in addressing your symptoms. Based on this assessment, your therapist can help you decide on the best approach to begin to work on your symptoms. Starting treatment is a big step, and we’re here to help. Our clinicians are here to answer any questions you may have, and to help you through the process of getting started. To request information or to get started with a counselor, fill out our contact us form and we will be in touch.