Therapy Services

EMDR Therapy

What is EMDR therapy and how does it work?

EMDR is the acronym for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It was created by Francine Shapiro in 1987 and is now recommended by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, the American Psychiatric Association, and most recently World Health Organization as very effective and efficient at helping people process traumatic events.

    Here is a list of typical problems that people seek EMDR therapy for:

  • Childhood or Adult Abuse
  • Extreme Illness or Grief
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anger
  • Car Accidents
  • Sexual Traumas
  • Assault Trauma
  • Emotional Pain, Emotional Outbursts
  • Relationship problems
  • Phobias (including social ones)
  • Low Self-Confidence or Self Image
  • Sadness, Depression & Anxiety
  • Sleep Problems
  • Intrusive thoughts, flashbacks
  • Being “on guard” all the time
  • Being Jumpy or Irritable
  • Substance abuse
  • Numbed Emotions

Fortunately not everyone has experienced extreme neglect or trauma, howeverwever