What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of therapy that helps people heal from mental and emotional trauma as well as various distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy has been extensively researched and has demonstrated effectiveness for trauma.
EMDR sessions work to alleviate a myriad of symptoms. It has been widely praised in the United States and is currently used by agencies such as the America Psychiatric Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.
Who can benefit from EMDR?
EMDR therapy can help children and adults – all ages. Therapists use EMDR with a wide range of challenges such as:
- Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias
- Chronic Illness and medical issues
- Depression and bipolar disorders
- Dissociative disorders
- Eating disorders
- Grief and loss
- Performance anxiety
- Personality disorders
- PTSD and other trauma and stress related issues
- Sexual assault
- Sleep disturbance
- Substance abuse and addiction
- Violence and abuse
How will I know if EMDR is right for me?
Before beginning treatment, your Therapist will explain the therapeutic process of EMDR in detail. If you or your Therapist have any reservations to utilizing this treatment modality it will not be administered.
For additional information on EMDR check out this video below. Healing Trauma: EMDR Patients Share Their Stories.
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