EMDR Therapy 

EMDR takes present-day issues and symptoms and with the help of your certified therapist, explores earlier memories that are fueling the present distress.

EMDR Therapy 

EMDR takes present-day issues and symptoms and with the help of your certified therapist, explores earlier memories that are fueling the present distress.

What is EMDR? 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing or EMDR is a distinct type of therapy that while originally used to treat trauma in veterans; it has since been adapted as an incredible therapy method to help treat a wide variety of client’s issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, grief, etc.  This method does not erase memories but rather removes the fight, flight, or freeze reactions tied to them.

What is EMDR? 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing or EMDR is a distinct type of therapy that while originally used to treat trauma in veterans; it has since been adapted as an incredible therapy method to help treat a wide variety of client’s issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, grief, etc.  This method does not erase memories but rather removes the fight, flight, or freeze reactions tied to them.

How Does it Work?

When something traumatic or overwhelming happens, it gets stored in the brain without a time or date stamp.  The person who goes through the painful event feels like the event is about to happen or is currently happening which causes a slew of unpleasant if not debilitating symptoms.  EMDR changes the way those painful memories are stored so the body can know and feel that event is actually in the past.  Now the things that happen in the present which previously triggered an emotional or physiological activation, no longer have the same charge. 

How Does it Work?

When something traumatic or overwhelming happens, it gets stored in the brain without a time or date stamp.  The person who goes through the painful event feels like the event is about to happen or is currently happening which causes a slew of unpleasant if not debilitating symptoms.  EMDR changes the way those painful memories are stored so the body can know and feel that event is actually in the past.  Now the things that happen in the present which previously triggered an emotional or physiological activation, no longer have the same charge. 

Areas Where EMDR Can Be Helpful

The beauty of EMDR is there isn’t homework between sessions and within an EMDR session, there is no need to go into detail about the distressing memory.  EMDR does not erase memories but rather removes the fight, flight, or freeze reactions tied to them.

Anxiety

Occasional anxiety is a normal part of the human experience but if it feels like you’re anxious more than you’re not, it’s time for something different.

Depression

There’s a difference between sadness and depression and many people have difficulties distinguishing between the two and that’ OK. 

Trauma

Trauma is any event or series of events that was distressing and it never had a chance to resolve itself. The thing that haunts you needs attention.

Loss & Grief

Often associated with death, the truth is, loss or grief spans all phases of life. From divorce,  career change, medical diagnoses, adoption and more.

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