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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In our work together, we will integrate humanistic talk therapy and EMDR. The intentional use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing can reduce the intensity of memories and triggers related to traumatic experiences. We can also use EMDR to tackle phobias (like public speaking or test taking). With my guidance, you will challenge negative beliefs about yourself and increase alignment with your best, well-rested self.

— Sidrah Khan, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Austin, TX

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

EMDR is a highly effective trauma therapy. It starts out like any other therapy - getting to know your therapist and building a rapport so you can feel safe navigating challenging topics. The therapist will spend time making sure you have tools to help yourself regulate your physical and emotional response to stress; that you feel more confident in talking about your emotions; and that you are taking care of yourself outside of therapy sessions.

— Kimberly Valdez, Therapist in Houston, TX 77058, TX

I was trained in EMDR five years ago and use it extensively in treating trauma and low self esteem.

— Betsy Harris, Clinical Social Worker in Nashville, TN

Feeling sick of talk therapy? Let's start by taking a look at how the past is impacting you today. Using a standard protocol which involves bilateral stimulation (tapping), clients are able to light up their memory network, process through difficult memories or concerns, and come to a positive resolution. (YES - this can be done via Telehealth. And actually, my basic training on EMDR was done completely virtually!)

— Molly St. Cyr, Licensed Professional Counselor

I am trained in Attachment-Focused Eye-Movement-Desensitization and Reprocessing. This style of therapy is useful for integrating and reprocessing trauma. It can be used in both individual and couples therapy to repair trauma that occurs in relationships.

— Bethany Sala, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

EMDR therapy has proven to be effective in treating trauma and PTSD, as well as anxiety. It helps to desensitize and reprocess the idenitifed targets and memories, even physical sensations. It is a unique ability and skill that can help with anxiety, panic disorders, depression and even complex PTSD.

— Laura Janikowski, Clinical Social Worker in Chandler, AZ

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 have completed EMDR training through the EMDR International Association in order to be able to provide this life changing treatment to my clients who are having difficulty moving on from negative past experiences. EMDR is best known as a treatment for trauma, and can be used to treat symptoms of PTSD, but it can also significantly reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression and can help people begin to see themselves more positively.

— Ginny Kington, Psychologist in Duluth, GA

Have completed training through the EMDR institute, Inc. and am in training for Attachment-focused EMDR therapy. I apply all appropriate stages of EMDR based on clients’ unique needs.

— Jaclin Belabri, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in ,

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. I am trained in EMDR Levels I and II, as well as using EMDR with children. I typically weave EMDR into traditional talk therapy for a specialized treatment plan that will maximize our time together in therapy.

— Nicole Bermensolo, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

I am certified in EMDR which means I have completed additional hours of consultation and continuing education on EMDR in addition to EMDR basic training. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) uses the brain's natural healing capabilities to heal maladaptively stored memories. I use this to treat client's trauma and maladaptive thinking patterns.

— Angela Harris, Mental Health Counselor in Dallas, TX

I have been fully trained in EMDR and provide this service to heal from traumatic experiences. Whether you are suffering from PTSD or find yourself struggling to get past painful life events, this technique will allow you to move forward, reduce symptoms, and create a healthier life.

— Ciara Bogdanovic, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in ,

Over the last few years, I have been using EMDR to treat a number of issues such as anxiety and trauma. It has proven to be very effective. I am currently at the end of my certification process.

— Georgia Harrison, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Used as an intervention for trauma, chronic pain, panic attacks, and reprocessing disturbing events.

— Tammy Leday, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor

Trauma is stored in the body and the mind. EMDR not only reprocesses the memory and targets the negative beliefs associated with the memory, but also targets the memories stored in the body. EMDR has the benefit of a domino effect so you don’t need to process all of your trauma memories to have the full benefit of feeling more healed from your past experiences.

— The Better You Institute, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Philadelphia, PA

Lisa specializes in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is a type of therapy that reprocesses traumatic events or memories. Research shows that trauma is stored in the body. When someone is triggered, they experience a trauma response like shutting down, getting angry, or avoiding the situation. Using an 8-step process, EMDR helps reprocess those memories. Through EMDR, many people find healing and resolve painful emotions and experiences. EMDR has been highly researched and is

— Lisa Besch, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in McKinney, TX

EMDR Trauma Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is quickly becoming the first line treatment for PTSD and Traumatic experiences. EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are resistant to traditional talk therapy. This treatment is not only for extreme life events, but can be utilized in EMD form for situations that are keeping a client stuck in painful memories of any kind.

— Patricia Petrone, LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rochester, NY

I use EMDR to help with trauma resolution. EMDR can help to unlock and resolve trauma that has been trapped in the body. It can help individuals get unstuck and move forward to more healthy behavior and emotional reactions.

— Barbara Christian, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA