EMDR

I use EMDR to address trauma symptoms in clients ages 10 through adult and I enjoy weaving art and play therapy into the EMDR protocol. I have been implementing EMDR for 2 years and I am a Certified EMDR Clinician.

Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful, evidence-based treatment method to heal psychological trauma, negative thought patterns, and somatic symptoms of distress. EMDR may alleviate symptoms more rapidly as compared to other forms of therapy. According to the EMDRIA website:

“EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way that the brain processes information. Normal information processing is resumed, so following a successful EMDR session, a person no longer relives the images, sounds, and feelings when the (traumatic) event is brought to mind. You still remember what happened, but it is less upsetting. Many types of therapy have similar goals. However, EMDR appears to be similar to what occurs naturally during dreaming or REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Therefore, EMDR can be thought of as a physiologically based therapy that helps a person see disturbing material in a new and less distressing way.”

EMDR is not appropriate for every client and will be used at my discretion. For more information, please visit www.emdria.org.

 



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