Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an extensively researched and innovative method for the treatment of trauma and PTSD. EMDR is a standardized protocol that should be only used by trained and licensed clinicians to alleviate the symptoms of trauma. EMDR is also shown to be effective in the treatment of anxiety, panic attacks, dissociative disorders, phobias, stress reduction, addictions, personality disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, stress related symptoms, and sexual and/or physical abuse. Since 1989, millions of people have benefited from EMDR. EMDR and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are the only recognized treatments of trauma by the World Health Organization (WHO). The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recognizes EMDR as an effective treatment of trauma and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) have given EMDR the highest level of recommendation as trauma focused treatment for patients with complex presentations and comorbidities. What does all this mean? It means it has been proven to work!
EMDR includes 8 phases and a 3 pronged protocol to address past events or memories, present triggers, and future actions. The length of treatment depends on the complexities of the case and other factors, but research has shown that EMDR alleviates symptoms faster than other more traditional “talk therapy” methods of treatment. EMDR can be effective for both adults and children.
I have completed the EMDRIA approved EMDR training and am an EMDR Trained Clinician. I currently receive regular supervision and am in the process of completing my training to be an EMDR Certified Clinician.
I provide EMDR for both adults and children. Please contact me to discuss if EMDR is the right choice for you or your child.