ABOUT EMDR THERAPY

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. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.

 

EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way that the brain processes information. Normal information processing is resumed, so following a successful EMDR session, a person no longer relives the images, sounds, and feelings when the event is brought to mind. You still remember what happened, but it is less upsetting. Many types of therapy have similar goals. However, EMDR appears to be similar to what occurs naturally during dreaming or REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Therefore, EMDR can be thought of as a physiologically based therapy that helps a person see disturbing material in a new and less distressing way.

WHAT KIND OF PROBLEMS CAN EMDR HELP TREAT?

Panic attacks 
Complicated grief 
Dissociative disorders 
Disturbing memories 
Phobias 
Pain disorders 
Performance anxiety 
Stress reduction 
Addictions 
Sexual and/or Physical abuse 
Body dysmorphic disorders 
Personality Disorders

WHO WE SERVE

Adolescents
Emerging Adults
Adults

Combat Veterans

Survivors of Abuse & Neglect

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