What is EMDR?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an evidence-based therapy that helps individuals process distressing memories and reduce the emotional charge associated with them. It involves a structured eight-phase approach where the therapist uses bilateral stimulation (through guided eye movements, sound, or tapping) to help the individual process traumatic or disturbing memories.
EMDR aims to facilitate the brain’s natural healing processes, allowing the person to reprocess memories in a way that promotes emotional healing and adaptive coping.
Learn more about EMDR
Areas where EMDR has been found to be beneficial in a wide range of areas including:
Trauma and Abuse: EMDR can be beneficial for individuals who have experienced various forms of trauma or abuse, including childhood trauma, physical or emotional abuse, or assault.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): EMDR is extensively used in the treatment of PTSD, helping individuals process and alleviate symptoms resulting from traumatic experiences.
Anxiety Disorders: EMDR is employed in the treatment of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), phobias, and panic disorders.
Grief and Loss: EMDR can assist individuals in processing and adapting to grief and loss, helping them navigate the emotional challenges associated with these experiences.
Panic Attacks: For those experiencing panic attacks, EMDR can be utilized to address underlying traumas or triggers contributing to these episodes.
Performance Anxiety: EMDR is sometimes applied to address performance anxiety or blocks in areas such as public speaking, artistic expression, or sports performance.
Phobias: It may help individuals work through and overcome specific phobias by targeting the underlying causes or triggering events.
Individual 60-min sessions are $175. Extended and Intensive sessions are available by request.