Accelerated Resolution Therapy

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a unique approach to psychotherapy. ART is unique because the ART Therapist guides the client to replace the negative images in the mind that cause the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress with positive images of the client’s choosing. It may be an effective intervention for trauma, depression, and other mental health concerns. ART uses eye movements aimed to help quickly alleviate symptoms, which are often related to past trauma.

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Accelerated Resolution Therapy is a quick and effective way to create lasting change. ART does not require you to talk about your painful past in order to heal from it. You, the Client, are in control of what is happening in session. Accelerated Resolution Therapy is an innovated approach building off of EMDR and combining a multitude of traditional psychotherapeutic techniques utilized in... Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gestalt, Brief Psychodynamic, Exposure, and CBT.

— Stephanie Milliron, Counselor in phoenix, AZ

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is an integrated, somatic trauma-focused psychotherapy that uses eye movements and voluntary image replacement for rapid relief and recovery from distressing images and difficult sensations. Many folks really like ART because it does not require discussing trauma details and the process itself is calming. It's generally very effective in treating trauma (one-time incidents or complex trauma), anxiety, depression, phobias, grief issues and more.

— Johanna Karasik, Licensed Professional Counselor in Northglenn, CO

I chose to specialize in ART because for some, EMDR can take too long to process trauma, and for some individuals, it can be re-traumatizing to speak out loud about their trauma. In ART, speaking is optional for the client.

— Brian Paulson, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

This is an evidenced-based form of psychotherapy that utilizes back and forth eye movements to help clients address common problems such as depression, anxiety, phobias and PTSD. During ART sessions, may find that you connect pieces of information that are already stored in your memory to help you resolve your issues. The brain, while focused on a problem and concurrently using eye movements, makes new connections with a person’s strengths and problem solving abilities.

— Marquita Myrick, Licensed Professional Counselor in Tampa, FL

Use eye movements to directly reprogram the way in which distressing memories and images are stored in the brain so that they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions.

— Marah Savic Warhaftig, Licensed Professional Counselor in Glastonbury, CT

Certified Accelerated Resolution Therapist.

— Melissa Beavers, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is an evidence-based eye-movement therapy similar to EMDR. In an ART protocol, however, you do not need to articulate details of your trauma or distress aloud. ART targets the images and body sensations, stored by your brain, related to your trauma or presenting problem. Many participants experience relief within the first few ART sessions. ART therapists require intensive, specific training and understand the relationship between the brain and trauma.

— Tatiana Duchak, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

This is an excellent and brief modality for any problems, especially specific trauma and phobias.

— Cassandra Darner, Professional Counselor Associate in Mesa, AZ

I have completed Advanced/Enhanced training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).

— Kelly Simon, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Eden Prairie, MN

ART is an innovative technique that offers rapid relief for the emotional distress associated with traumatic experiences. Through bilateral stimulation, we can work towards releasing those burdens and facilitating your healing journey.

— Jeanne Thompson, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Arlington Heights, IL

Accelerated Resolution Therapy is a form of psychotherapy with roots in existing evidence-based therapies but shown to achieve benefits much more rapidly (usually within 1-5 sessions). Clients with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, sexual abuse and many other mental and physical conditions can experience remarkable benefits starting in the first session. ART is not hypnosis. Want to know more? More information at

— Lauren Abasheva, LA Counseling Studio, LLC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor