​Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of therapy to rapidly resolve symptoms from disturbing or unresolved experiences. EMDR is very effective in relieving anxiety that lingers from traumas such as losses, natural disasters, car accidents, health problems, life transitions, humiliation, infidelity, rejection, abandonment, abuse, and high conflict situations. 


It is a structured approach to addressing aspects of bad memories. It is not  hypnosis or hypnotherapy, clients are fully alert and awake through the entire session. We use an 8-phase protocol with bilateral stimulation to process memories (for more information about the steps, please read: EMDR Phases


EMDR has been empirically researched and validated for treatment of:

  • past or recent trauma

  • PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

  • depression & anxiety

  • self-esteem & self-confidence

  • creativity blocks & performance anxiety

  • grief & loss

  • OCD & phobias

This method is now included in the American Psychiatric Association's Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Patients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (2004).

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