What is EMDR?

EMDR is an evidence based psycho therapeutic treatment. The treatment is based on the belief that traumatic or disturbing life experiences become “stuck” and do not get filed away adaptively in our brains. Research over the past 25 years, shows that EMDR is a very effective treatment for trauma as well as other mental health and somatic symptoms.
EMDR is an 8 phase treatment model and while results are often obtained in a short amount of time (for less complex disturbances sometimes 1 or 2 sessions can help), it is difficult to predict exactly how long therapy may take as it is very individual.

EMDR can also be a very effective treatment for:

  • Panic attacks
  • Complicated grief
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Disturbing memories
  • Phobias
  • Pain disorders
  • Performance anxiety
  • Stress reduction
  • Addictions
  • Sexual and/or Physical abuse
  • Body dysmorphic disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Can EMDR Help Me?
“Approximately 20 controlled studies have investigated the effects of EMDR. These studies have consistently found that EMDR effectively decreases/eliminates the symptoms of post traumatic stress for the majority of clients. Clients often report improvement in other associated symptoms such as anxiety. The current treatment guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies designate EMDR as an effective treatment for post traumatic stress. EMDR was also found effective by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense, the United Kingdom Department of Health, the Israeli National Council for Mental Health, and many other international health and governmental agencies. Research has also shown that EMDR can be an efficient and rapid treatment.”

How much does this cost?

Naturally cost is going to be a factor in your treatment decisions. Keep in mind that typically EMDR requires fewer sessions than traditional therapies. However, please talk to me about your concerns. I am always willing to work with individual circumstances.

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For more information on EMDR. please click the hyperlink for the EMDRIA website or Contact Us.