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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

What is EMDR?

Our brains have an amazing capacity for healing and processing painful experiences. Unfortunately, past experiences continue to influence our current and future experiences and choices; often in unconscious ways. When we engage both sides of our brain through EMDR with a trained clinician, we can diminish or eliminate distress associated with painful memories or defeating self-talk. 

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and is based on research by Francine Shapiro. This is an evidence-based treatment for trauma that includes bilateral stimulation (e.g., eye movements or tapping) and has been proven to diminish the distress individuals feel related to traumatic memories and self-beliefs. In many cases, EMDR does not require the client to talk in depth about traumatic events. 

Our therapists are EMDR trained and can integrate EMDR with other therapy treatment modalities or utilize EMDR as the primary approach to treatment. To learn more, please visit our contact page and get started. 

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