Dr. Melanie GomezPsychologist, PsyD
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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.
My clients are going through major life events such as trauma, chronic illness, divorce, or new parenthood. These changes often lead to depression and anxiety. Although my clients are different from each other, one thing is for sure: they’re ready for some relief. They’re ready to decrease their symptoms of anxiety and depression and to increase their ability to cope with their situation. Most of all, they’re ready to increase their quality of life.