Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a scientifically validated, integrative approach to psychotherapy that is particularly effective for the treatment of trauma and trauma-related symptoms.
Many people who suffer from traumatic stress, panic, or OCD understand that talking about the symptoms and past events has limited effects on healing outcomes. It is thought that traumatic symptoms occur and continue long past the even because the person’s inability to process and integrate the experience into their central nervous system.
EMDR is a goes beyond talking and allows us to set up a learning experience in which a past event can be re-learned, re-processed and resolved. This process occurs within the central nervous system. As a result, inappropriate beliefs, emotions, and physical sensations associated with traumatic memories can be healed and then discarded. The final outcome of EMDR will bring about a fundamental change in how you relate to your past trauma.
Can EMDR help me?
One of the reasons EMDR has been so successful is its ability to be customized to each individual client. EMDR has been successful in helping people overcome phobias, disturbing memories, panic attacks, dissociative disorders, and OCD. Leading researchers have identified EMDR as an innovative and effective form of treatment for PTSD. You can read about the nature of trauma in the brain and why EMDR is effective here.
Under my guidance, we will work through your acute present-day triggers as well as past disturbing memories to bring to a resolution the underlying causes of current distress. If conventional treatments have failed, EMDR may be the solution to help you create and sustain a sense of healing and wellbeing.
I’m here to help
I have found EMDR has a unique potential to effectively address the effects of trauma on multiple levels.
If you would like to learn more about EMDR you are welcome to call me or simply fill out my contact form to schedule your first appointment.