EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, has helped millions of people heal from the emotional impact of trauma and disturbing life experiences. EMDR therapy is a phased approach to processing negative events that contribute to present problems. After each session, you’ll report what emerged in consciousness, and we’ll identify the next focus of attention for processing. The processing targets past events, current triggers, and future needs. Consider asking about EMDR if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Difficulty sleeping or focusing on tasks
- Feeling hypervigilant or constantly on guard
- Feeling stuck or unable to move forward in your life
- Overreacting to noises or other stimuli in your environment
- Feeling irritable, anxious or angry
- Intrusive thoughts or memories about a trauma or event
- Feeling as if patterns from a past event are repeating themselves in your current life
- Intense emotional distress and/or physical sensations when triggers occur that remind you of a traumatic event
Everyone has a unique story and set of life experiences that bring them to therapy, but for many of us, the goal is the same — a desire to feel better about ourselves and our lives.
The therapy and support I provide begin with creating a warm, nurturing, therapeutic relationship. We will work together to create a plan to help you handle pressure, build mental flexibility, and strengthen emotional resiliency to deal with challenges. Now is the time for you to be heard, to talk it out in a nonjudgmental, unbiased environment, and take the first step toward overcoming the obstacles that are holding you back.