What is EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a powerful integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma and other psychological and emotional distresses. Studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference in a relatively short period of time. It is widely believed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.

What kind of problems can EMDR treat?

Scientific research has established EMDR as effective for post traumatic stress.  However, clinicians also have reported success using EMDR in treatment of the following conditions:

 Panic Attacks, Complicated Grief, Dissociative Disorders, Disturbing Memories, Addictions
 Phobias, Pain Disorders, Performance Anxiety, Stress Reduction, Eating Disorders
 Sexual and/or Physical Abuse, Body Dysmorphic Disorders, Personality Disorders