EMDR

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) relies on a client's own rapid, rhythmic eye movements, and is founded on the belief that these eye movements can weaken the intensity of emotionally charged memories. EMDR is most often used to treat PTSD or other traumas, but is also sometimes used for panic attacks, eating disorders, addictions, and anxiety. EMDR sessions can last up to 90 minutes, and usually starts with a client rating their level of distress. A therapist then typically moves their fingers in front of your face (or sometimes toe tapping or musical tones), asking you to follow along with your eyes, while you recall a traumatic event and all the sensations that come with it. You will gradually be guided by the therapist to shift thoughts from the traumatic experience to a more comforting one. The goal of EMDR is to make disturbing memories less immobilizing. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s EMDR specialists today.

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I have been trained in EMDR, which is a trauma and PTSD treatment that also works for many other problems including anxiety, panic, depression, sexuality concerns, and peak performance, among others. You can learn more about EMDR on my website. I also utilize many forms of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills (I don't offer DBT, just use the skills), Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness.

— Linda Baggett, Psychologist in Manhattan Beach, CA

Trauma therapy is at the heart of what I do and I can support you with EMDR. I have been working with those who have gone through verbal, physical, and sexual traumas. The definition of trauma that I believe in is any that was not nurturing. I understand the importance of treating trauma as it is often the root of other issues like depression and anxiety. EMDR is jut one way that I help people over come the impact that trauma has on a persons nervous system.

— Elisa Blair, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
 

Emdr reconnects pathways in the brain that are often broken by trauma or other stressors. I use EMDR to treat trauma, anxiety and also eating issues by breaking the connection between emotions and food.

— Patricia Unger, Licensed Professional Counselor in Murrells Inlet, SC

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR is a phased, focused approach to treating trauma and other symptoms by reconnecting the traumatized person in a safe and measured way to the images, self-thoughts, emotions, and body sensations associated with the trauma, and allowing the natural healing powers of the brain to move toward adaptive resolution.

— Angela Touchton, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in FLORIDA, OHIO, KY
 

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing - utilized often in Trauma work to target painful memories or experiences but also used to target negative core beliefs we have about ourselves that show up in our day to day lives.

— Christine Chenitz, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kennett Square, PA

I was trained in EMDR 18 years ago. My first training was with the founder, Dr Francine Shapiro. It is a very transformative modality.

— Tracy Galluppi, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Raritan, NJ
 

I have been trained in EMDR, which is a trauma and PTSD treatment that also works for many other problems including anxiety, panic, depression, sexuality concerns, and peak performance, among others. You can learn more about EMDR on my website. I also utilize many forms of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills (I don't offer DBT, just use the skills), Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness.

— Linda Baggett, Psychologist in Manhattan Beach, CA

I chose to be trained in EMDR as I was seeing married couples and parents with a past childhood trauma that was wreaking havoc in the marriage and with their children. The past Traumas needed to be processed and healed before they could truly be present for their spouse and/or their child(ren). I frequently take new courses to learn new ways to apply EMDR such as for depression, addictions, and with children. I am also a part of a monthly consult team of EMDR therapists.

— Alicia Bradshaw, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Chattanooga, TN
 

I'm certified in EMDR therapy, and I specialize in using EMDR to work through: Childhood trauma (growing up in abusive or disconnected families, or with emotionally unavailable mothers) Fears Relationship conflicts & anxiety in relationships Grief & loss

— Ania Scanlan, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Shoreview, MN

I am a member or EMDRIA and engage in continuous trainings and consultation groups related to EMDR. This practice brings fast and lasting results!

— Sherry Thomas, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA
 

I have completed a 50-hour training in the EMDRIA-approved SAFE (somatic and attachment focused EMDR) approach, and have experience treating simple (one event) and complex (multiple-event) trauma with EMDR in individual therapy.

— Lisa Ritter, Counselor in Beaverton, OR

Find out more about how I can help you with trauma and EMDR therapy via my specialty webpage: https://www.timholtzmantherapy.com/emdr-trauma-therapy

— Tim Holtzman, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Berkeley, CA
 

I specialize in Attachment-Focused EMDR, designed for healing trauma resulting from adverse childhood experiences – abuse, neglect, loss of loved ones, childhood illness and so on. If the past stayed in the past, we could just leave these behind and move on. But when we're under stress, the past can intrude into the present – as anxiety, depression, freezing, dissociation. These present-day experiences are our key to the healing process, and as they resolve, they're our best measure of success.

— Bob Fischer, Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

I am an EMDR therapist, having trained at the EMDR Institute, founded by Francine Shapiro, who originated the technique. I’ve seen tremendous results with EMDR, but it’s not right for everyone. Before offering you EMDR therapy, I’ll conduct an in-depth assessment and screening. If we choose to move forward, we’ll first spend time preparing a safe and secure foundation for the work to come, and when we begin, you’ll set the pace. Your safety is my primary concern.

— Stephanie Clark, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Tampa, FL
 

Completed EMDR trainings through Emdria, as well as an advanced training in Attachment-Focused EMDR.

— Alyssa Doberstein, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Raleigh, NC

I am certified as an EMDR Clinician II.

— John Purcell, Therapist in Portland, OR
 

I am trained in EMDR, one of the most-studied and proven-effective ways to heal from trauma and release the burdens of painful and difficult life experiences.

— Dan Halpern, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lafayette, CO