What is EMDR Therapy?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach used in the treatment of trauma and trauma-related issues. EMDR naturally integrates your cognitive, emotional, and physical remembrances of the trauma such that you can release their negative impact on your current life functioning.
What kind of problems can EMDR treat?
I have had success using EMDR in treatment of the following conditions: Anxiety, Accidents, Childhood Trauma, Complicated Grief, Depression, Disturbing Memories, Emotional Abuse, Injuries or Illness, Low Self-Esteem, Obsessive- Compulsive Behavior, Pain Disorders, Panic Attacks, Performance Anxiety, Phobias, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Stress Reduction, Survivor of Natural Disaster, Victim of Assault/Crime/Robbery, and Witness to Violence.
How does EMDR work?
After successful EMDR sessions, you no longer are disturbed by the traumatic event. As processing continues, your neurophysiological system, the foundation of your mind/body connection, naturally attempts to rid itself of blockages and resets itself to a positive, healthy, peaceful state.
How long does EMDR take?
I will work with you to discuss your concern and we can decide if EMDR is a good idea for you. If we decide to use EMDR, the number of treatment sessions will depend upon your current life events, presenting problem, and the amount of trauma-related concerns in your past and present experiences.
I am already working with a therapist, but he/she does not use EMDR. Can I still remain with them and work with you using EMDR?
Yes, with your written consent, I will collaborate with your current therapist regarding our EMDR sessions.