EMDR: eye-movement DESENSITIZATION and reprocessing
What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a powerful therapeutic technique that uses bilateral stimulation to assist clients in processing distressing memories and beliefs. The process of EMDR therapy typically involves focusing on a traumatic or disturbing memory while using visual or audio stimulation to assist the brain in resolving trauma and gaining insight into the situation.
how is emdr incorporated into therapy?
As an EMDR trained therapist, I work with clients to incorporate EMDR in a way that best serves treatment goals and the integrity of the therapeutic process.
When appropriate, EMDR may be used as a treatment all by itself, as a tool that is combined with traditional talk therapy, or anything in between.
how long does EMDR take?
One or more sessions are required to understand the nature of the situation and to decide whether EMDR is an appropriate treatment. The type of situation, life circumstances, and the amount of previous trauma will help determine how many treatment sessions are recommended.
What can Emdr help with?
Sexual and/or Physical Abuse
PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)