What is EMDR?
I am trained in providing EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing – EMDRIA.org). EMDR is effective at reducing the symptoms and behaviors of many issues (fear, anxiety, depression, night mares, flashbacks, anger, triggers), and can be used in the course of treatment with other approaches to decrease symptoms from trauma (accidents, natural disaster, PTSD, abuse, crime) and accumulated or complex trauma that occurs over time such as emotional abuse. EMDR can be very effective, and a valuable intervention combined with couples, family, and youth. EMDR is effective in assisting with the underlying issues that often are the reason for substance addiction.
“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.”
“EMDR is designated as an effective treatment by the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and many other international health agencies. This powerful psychotherapy approach has helped over an estimated two million people of all ages relieve many types of psychological distress.”
What does EMDR treat?
EMDR is effective with integrating in treating and assisting the treatment of families, couples, marriages, children/teens, and individual treatment.
- 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