EMDR Therapy

You are more than your past and what you've been through.

Take a moment and imagine a big, empty backpack. Consider how light this backpack might be if you picked it up and put it on. Now imagine filling that same backpack with one, two, or more heavy, jagged rocks. Think of each of those rocks as any painful, scary, or deeply impactful moment from your life that weighs you down and changes the way you see yourself and the world. 

 

If you have experienced one or more experiences like this in your lifetime, it can often feel like you are still carrying that giant, heavy backpack with you today wherever you go.

 

Whether you experience thoughts of defectiveness and not being good enough, feel that it is not okay to show your emotions, or have a sense that the world is not a safe place to be, our clinical approach of EMDR is proven to reduce pain and help you find relief fast by focusing on the root cause-the picture, thought and emotion connected to painful experiences.

 

We will help you incorporate positive thoughts around these incidents. You will work with your therapist in each session to learn concepts and resources that are easily incorporated to instill peace and safety and manage the tension that arises in your daily life. 

 

Using evidence-based approaches, you'll have the opportunity to heal and experience joy and satisfaction in life. 

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma and other painful life experiences. EMDR is proven to initiate healing and recovery in individuals experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.

 

You are not alone. There is a path to healing, and we can help.

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The Process

Once we determine that EMDR therapy is a good fit for you, we’ll decide what to focus on in sessions. I’ll be your guide throughout the process. 


EMDR therapy differs from other forms of therapies in that it does not require going into detail about previous traumatic or painful experiences during sessions. We will focus on the negative image, belief, and body sensations connected to the experience causing distress in your life and work to alleviate the distress and begin the healing process. Using a technique called bilateral stimulation, we can unlock memories and experiences that have been stuck in a part of the brain since they occurred to process them fully. A typical EMDR therapy session lasts from 60-90 minutes. 

Our brains know how to heal. 

Am I a good fit for EMDR?

EMDR is proven to be successful in treating the following: 

 

  • PTSD and other trauma/ stress-related issues

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, phobias

  • Chronic Illness and medical issues

  • Depression and bipolar disorders

  • Grief and loss

  • Pain

  • Performance anxiety

  •  Sexual assault 

  • Substance abuse and addiction

  • Victims of violence and abuse

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There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. 

-Maya Angelou