EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is a type of structured therapy that may be helpful to those that have experienced a trauma in their life. EMDR has been well researched and has been proven to be effective with people with a history of trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. It does not have to be a "big" trauma, but can be any event that happened that we seem stuck on. The event may have led to developing negative core beliefs, views of self, that may also affect how we interact with the world around us.

With EMDR, a client focuses on an image of the trauma, the body sensations, and feelings that come with it, while also focusing on bilateral stimulation (eyes moving back and forth or buzzers in each hand). EMDR helps someone completely process the memory, and core beliefs caused by it, in a way that was not possible during the event. Please be aware the EMDR may not be the right fit for everyone, but may be an option worth exploring with your counselor. For more information please click here.