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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Trauma-Informed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) guides you through an interactive psychotherapy involving eight-phase processing. People with traumatic experiences or who have PTSD in particular can benefit from EMDR treatment.

— Hyon Bachman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA

I offer EMDR as well as Accelerated Resolution Therapy..which is another eye movement based therapy that provides fast results (in as little as one session.)

— Mikah Watford, Licensed Professional Counselor in San antonio, TX
 

EMDR is an evidence based therapeutic modality used to treat anxiety, depression and trauma. Here is a link to a You Tube video that provides an easy to understand introduction to EMDR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkfln-ZtWeY

— Carol Covelli, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

I am trained in EMDR and regularly use these techniques in my practice. EMDR is absolutely effective in a telehealth setting and I've seen great progress with clients while using this treatment for trauma, negative self-talk, looping thoughts, and childhood abuse. I offer extended and intensive sessions for EMDR if you are interested in processing a deep issue and need more time for this work.

— Misty Gibson, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Tacoma, WA
 

EMDR is a clinically sound, drug free trauma treatment that has been used successfully all over the world to treat many different forms of traumatic experience and help the affected people find healing. Trauma is a constant presence in our world, and it is essential to physical, emotional, spiritual and relational health to clear it as much as we can so that we can continue to learn, grow, and be the best of ourselves.

— Elaine Dove, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

A type of psychotherapy which involves reprocessing and desensitizing one's distress to traumatic memories that impact a client's ability to function in their daily lives. We will work towards finding an adaptive resolution to your challenging difficulties.

— zarna shah, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Williston Park, NY
 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a powerful new psychotherapy technique which has been very successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post traumatic stress and many other emotional problems. Until recently, these conditions were difficult and time-consuming to treat. EMDR is considered a breakthrough therapy because of its simplicity and the fact that it can bring quick and lasting relief for most types of emotional distress. EMDR is the most effective and rapid method for healing PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) as shown by extensive scientific research studies. The EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, or tactile stimulation, which repeatly activates the opposite sides of the brain, releasing emotional experiences that are "trapped" in the nervous system. This assists the neurophysiological system, the basis of the mind/body connection, to free itself of blockages and reconnect itself.

— Kimberly Krueger MSW, LCSW, Counselor in Davidson, NC

I would like to write a love letter to EMDR. I love that it allows people to process big and little traumas quickly, with the client being in control, without having to discuss every detail. I love that it instills so much hope and positivity. I love that it can be done remotely and in person. I love that it is the brain healing itself. 💜🤓💜

— Stephanie Lessmeier, Licensed Professional Counselor in St. Peters, MO
 

EMDR can help you process debilitating thoughts and beliefs you've struggled with as a result of past experiences. EMDR helps get "stuck" memories "unstuck" so that you can move on with your life and stop living in the past.

— Kimberly V Yates, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Valhalla, NY

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an extensively researched integrative psychotherapy approach that has proven consistently effective in the rapid treatment of trauma, PTSD, and many other presenting issues. Did you realize it could also help you learn to reduce stress, cope with grief and loss, improve your self-esteem, phobias like health/performance/social anxiety, reduce negative self-talk, and move beyond "stuck" points? I've had extensive training in EMDR and can help

— JaLeah Law, Clinical Psychologist in Newport beach, CA
 

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a fairly new, nontraditional type of psychotherapy. EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. This technique has been very successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post traumatic stress and many other emotional problems.

— Livewell Behavioral Health, Marriage & Family Therapist in Fresno, CA

EMDR is becoming widely used to treat trauma. This method helps the body reveal what has long since been hidden from our consciousness related to past trauma or painful events. This can keep us feeling stuck, anxious & depressed in a every day. Chronic overwhelming feelings often indicate the body is working hard to manage outward stress/experiences while managing inward fears from the past. It is possible to feel more safe & at ease in your body as well as move forward in your life.

— Kathleen Thompson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
 

Some of my clients have been in therapy in the past and have found EMDR much more effective than just regular talk therapy. I help adults who struggle with symptoms of anxiety, who feel overwhelmed in life, and spend their days caring for everyone else. You will learn to identify your feelings and emotions and develop skills that help you cope. EMDR is a cutting edge science-based way of changing the brain that helps you respond to stress differently and you aren’t quick to get upset.

— Connie Kelly, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Houston, TX

I completed levels 1 and 2 EMDR trainings through the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program and completed all of the required instructional and consultation hours to become a qualified EMDR therapist. I have been integrating EMDR into my work with clients for the past 3 years.

— JD Wright, Psychologist in Gainesville, FL
 

In 2019, I continued my training in treatment for trauma and stressors through completion of EMDR training under Karen Alter-Reid, Ph.D. at National Institute for the Psychotherapies, and I am currently working on certification.

— Amy Emery (not currently accepting new clients), Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , CT

EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a treatment protocol that can be applied to multiple concerns including trauma, anxiety, and depression. It can be a useful way to experience relief from distressing experiences.

— Michael Johnson, Psychologist in Gilbert, AZ
 

I have completed EMDRIA approved training in a belief focused approach. This is an integrative form of EMDR which allows me to use this powerful tool within the context of my own holistic, body-oriented, polyvagal-informed framework.

— Wendy Dingee, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Las Vegas, NV

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), is a really cool, interesting, and neuroscientific form of therapy. It is primarily used to help relieve clients from unresolved trauma and negative experiences.

— Kelsey Riddle, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Scottsdale, AZ