What is Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing?
What is a session like?
A complete EMDR therapy session is comprised of 8 phases. Not all 8 phases will be completed in
How long does it take?
The first session will be to determine if EMDR therapy is right for you. If it is determined to be a good fit, the length of treatment varies based on several factors.
EMDR therapy is a proven technique that can eliminate your intrusive, unwanted memories along with the physical reactions you might experience when you think about a negative memory like
tightness in your chest, lump in your throat, or knot in your stomach.
EMDR can also take away the emotional charge that is connected to your memory so you no longer
feel anger, rage, disgust, guilt, or shame when you think about that past event.
In addition, the picture of your memory will change and won't be so vivid.
It can become fuzzy/blurry, fade from color to black and white, or feel like it is smaller or far away.
There has been a lot of research published about the effectiveness of EMDR.
In fact, the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Veteran's Affairs both
recognize EMDR as a highly effective treatment for service men and women.
(To see a list of other national and international organizations that use EMDR, click here.)
However, I find that EMDR therapy is best understood through experience.
I am very pleased to offer this remarkable treatment as part of my practice.