EMDR Therapy

“EMDR therapy transforms lives – plain and simple. EMDR is a gift, it heals, it is effective and efficient, it has given meaning to my life beyond anything I could imagine, it keeps my work challenging and equally rewarding, and I don’t know what I would do without it.”

I am eternally grateful how EMDR therapy has changed the lives of my clients. I have humbly witnessed the sheer strength of the human soul, marveled at a life-changing session, felt great relief for my client at the other side of something horrible, and am honored to know the empowerment of healing a heart…all because of EMDR therapy.

As a strength-based clinician, with a direct, but compassionate style I have used EMDR therapy in my private practice for almost 25 years. I used it to resolve major past and recent traumatic events as well as the long standing life disturbing events that create a world of hurt for my clients. I have also found it to be helpful in life transitions such as divorce or managing difficulties in the workplace or relationships. With amazement, EMDR therapy has helped clients get beyond the obstacles of performing optimally in work, life and sport – whether professionally or for leisure.

If you are willing to take the first step and reach out to me, together we can conquer the emotional obstacles that stand in your way. To alleviate any apprehensions or to answer many of your initial questions, I do offer a complimentary 30-minute “Get Acquainted” session to answer your questions and ease apprehensions. Contact me today and mention you are interested in the complimentary session.

What is EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, commonly known as EMDR therapy, is an integrative, comprehensive, evidenced-based psychotherapy approach proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR therapy includes a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.

The primary focus of EMDR therapy is to allow the client, using bilateral stimulation (e.g., eye movement) to reprocess traumatic events or other emotional roadblocks, and ultimately become desensitized to the memories or obstacles which may be at the root of many problems. When we are subjected to life disturbing and traumatic events, our brains may not fully comprehend and process the totality of the situation. This failure to process events thoroughly often manifests itself as a debilitating psychological condition which can prevent us from living in the present moment. EMDR therapy stimulates the brain into reprocessing the events so that we may begin to reconcile them internally and desensitize ourselves to their traumatic nature. This enables and empowers us to once again be comfortable in our own skin.

EMDR therapy has also been found to effective treat other types of psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety, fears and phobias, somatic disorders and for stress management to name a few. It has also been used to help alleviate performance anxiety and to enhance the functioning of people at work and play. It helps to remove the emotional obstacles to performing optimally and enhances confidence and self-efficacy.

The three EMDR therapy professional organizations have compiled information and articles on EMDR therapy for the public and professionals.

The EMDR Research Foundation is a non profit organization raising money for high quality EMDR therapy research has several articles to explain EMDR therapy, history and what to expect.

EMDRIA is the professional organization for EMDR therapy clinicians also has information to increase public awareness of EMDR therapy.

Another brief overview of the EMDR therapy is provided by the Trauma Recovery/EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program.