Services EMDR

EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a complete therapy to address trauma.

What is EMDR?

Recently endorsed by the World Health Organization as an empirically validated treatment for trauma, EMDR was developed over the course of the past 20+ years by Dr. Francine Shapiro.

Named after the use of rapid eye movements that invoke brain stimulation on both sides of the brain, EMDR, through the use of this and other types of bilateral stimulation (such as auditory or tactile), can help to access, reprocess and reprogram the effects of traumatic experiences often providing rapid relief from the symptoms that come with trauma.

About Trauma & EDMR

Trauma can be any event, large or small, that is filed away in memory as a whole sensory, emotional, and cognitive experience-in this way, these “time capsule” memories can get stuck and cause problems for folks.

These types of recollections can trigger intense emotional and sensory experiences in the here and now which can then impact functioning. EMDR, both as a stand-alone treatment, as well as an adjunct to ongoing talk therapy, can be an immersive and healing experience to de-intensify the impact of past trauma as well as to source, identify and recreate healthier narratives and modes of emotional processing.

As an EMDRIA-certified EMDR therapist, I invite you to reach out to discuss whether this type of approach, either on its own or in the context of a talk therapy relationship, could be helpful for you.