EMDR and Trauma Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an empirically researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including: 

  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic disorders

EMDR is different than most other therapeutic modalities because it does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue or completing homework between sessions. EMDR works to reduce symptoms of trauma by changing how memories are stored in the brain. 

In most cases, the brain naturally processes out disturbing experiences, however, in some cases, memories and experiences can become “stuck”, leading to unwanted psychological or physiological responses when we become triggered. EMDR allows for the brain’s natural healing response to be facilitated and completed through bilateral stimulation while the client is re-experiencing the trauma in the context of the safe environment of the therapist’s office.