EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a powerful method of psychotherapy utilized in the treatment and relief of many types of psychological distress.

When an event is stored in short term memory, no matter how long ago the actual event happened, it causes the symptoms associated with ongoing, immediate trauma.  Chronic anxiety, re-living of the event through flashbacks, nightmares, poor concentration, an intensified "startle" response, guilt, inability to think toward the future without fear of another traumatic event, are all symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Although PTSD is often associated with life events such as war, rape, natural disaster, and witnessing a violent death or crime, such symptoms can also result from recurring memories of childhood abuse, a traumatic car accident, loss of a loved one through death or divorce, or the experience of life threatening illness.

EMDR facilitates the shift of the traumatic issue from short-term to long-term memory.  Clients report an instant shift toward  well being, a sense of release, a feeling of peace and acceptance, and a deep appreciation for their own strength after EMDR therapy.

Research has identified EMDR an effective therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In addition, it is also successful using EMDR in the treatment of the following:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Separation Issues
  • Complicated Grief
  • Disturbing Memories
  • Stress Reduction
  • Sexual, Emotional and/or Physical Abuse
  • Phobias
  • Panic Attacks
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Pain Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Addictions