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What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.

Who can benefit from EMDR?

  • First Responders

  • Military

  • Hospital Workers

  • People who have experienced the following:

    • Cheated on

    • Molested

    • Assaulted

    • Abandoned

    • Bullied

    • Neglected by a care giver

    • Relational Trauma 

    • Physical Trauma

    • Witness to death and/or suffering

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What can EMDR help with?

Therapists use EMDR therapy to address a wide range of challenges:
 

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias

  • Chronic Illness and medical issues

  • Depression

  • Dissociative disorders

  • Grief and loss

  • Relationship traumas

  • Pain

  • Performance anxiety

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma and stress-related issues

  • Sexual assault

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Substance abuse and addiction

  • Violence and abuse

How long does EMDR Therapy typically take?

It could take one or several sessions to process one traumatic experience. The amount of time it will take to complete EMDR treatment for traumatic experiences will depend upon the client's history. Although EMDR therapy may produce results more rapidly than other forms of therapy, speed is not the goal of therapy, and it is essential to remember that every client has different needs

How can EMDR help with the healing process?

Our brains have a natural way to recover from traumatic memories and events. This process involves communication between the amygdala (the alarm signal for stressful events), the hippocampus (which assists with learning, including memories about safety and danger), and the prefrontal cortex (which analyzes and controls behavior and emotion). While many times traumatic experiences can be managed and resolved spontaneously, others may not be

processed without help.
 

Stress responses are our natural fight, flight, or freeze instincts. When distress from a disturbing event remains, the upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions may create feelings of overwhelm, of being back in that moment, or of being “frozen in time.” EMDR therapy helps the brain process these memories and allows normal healing to resume. The experience is still remembered, but the fight, flight, or freeze response from the original event is resolved.

How do I get started?

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