EMDR is an evidenced based therapy used to treat trauma, PTSD, and other mental health issues. 

EMDR

Sometimes, certain life experiences can leave you feeling stuck and hopeless.  Whether the experience was traumatic, painful, or otherwise disturbing, it can have a lasting impact that is both physically and emotionally painful.

 EMDR utilizes an eight-phase protocol that helps people to heal from symptoms and emotional difficulties that arise as a result of traumatic or stressful events.  Occasionally, traumatic memories keep you feeling blocked or ‘stuck’ in emotional distress and pain. Through the utilization of EMDR, your mind is able to repair itself from psychological trauma the same as it would heal a physical wounds.  When you injure yourself, your body works to close the open wound.  If an object is stuck in the wound, then healing is delayed and it remains festering.  Once you remove the ‘block’, your body is able to heal.  EMDR works the same way, it targets blocking memories and beliefs in order to facilitate growth and healing.  Research has shown that EMDR can provide the benefits of therapy that once took years to accomplish.

 

I am also trained to utilize EMDR with children.  I use play and sand play therapy is used in conjunction with EMDR to help young children heal from trauma and behavioral difficulties.

EMDR helps treat the following issues:

  • Complex Trauma

  • OCD

  • Grief and Loss

  • Sexual Abuse (perpetrator)

  • Sexual Abuse (victim)

  • Neglect 

  • Bullying (perpetrator and victim)

  • Trauma

  • PTSD

  • Substance Use

  • Anger

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Perfectionism

  • Body Image Issues