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What is EMDR?

What are the outcomes?

What is EMDR?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that helps individuals heal symptoms that result from disturbing life experiences or repressed memories from one incident, many events, or from a constant state of stress for years such as a dysfunctional relationships.  This can result in symptoms of stuck emotions, disassociation, low-self esteem, forgetfulness, anger, obsessive thoughts, feeling overwhelm, or nightmares. EMDR allows for the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years. It is widely assumed that emotional reactions to events require a long time to heal.  The mind and body can in fact heal from psychological trauma quickly.


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How It Works

What are the outcomes?

What is EMDR?

During REM sleep, your brain clears out clutter from the day's events while your eyes continuously move from side to side. In EMDR therapy, this lateral eye movement or bilateral stimulation is utilized while the client briefly reviews adverse emotional events, making it possible to access the memory network without creating further trauma. Information processing is enhanced, with new associations forged between the traumatic memory and more adaptive memories or information. These new associations are thought to result in complete information processing, new learning, elimination of emotional distress, and development of cognitive insights. While we do not know exactly the mechanisms involved, EMDR has taken the world of therapy by a storm.

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What are the outcomes?

What are the outcomes?

What are the outcomes?

Over 30 positive controlled outcome studies have been done on this approach.  Many of the studies show that 84%-90% of clients with a single-trauma no longer experience post-traumatic stress disorder after only three 90-minute sessions.  Another study found that almost 100% of the single-trauma victims and 77% of multiple trauma victims no longer were diagnosed with PTSD after only six 50-minute sessions. In another study, 77% of combat veterans were free of PTSD in 12 sessions. Given the world-wide recognition as an effective treatment of trauma, you can easily see how EMDR therapy would be effective in treating the “everyday” memories that contribute to low self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness, and all the myriad problems that bring them in for therapy. 

Our Therapy

Depression & Anxiety

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through EMDR therapy, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 

 

Trauma & PTSD

Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. 

 

Psychological Stress

Stress can be debilitating, impacting work, family, health, and relationships, and everyone will experience its effects at some point, whether due to external factors such as financial hardship, illness of a loved one, or natural disaster, or internal factors like perfectionism, negative self-talk, or pessimism. EMDR therapy offers you the traditional benefits of counseling, such as support and guidance, while giving you increased resilience to overcome psychological stress in your life.

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