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EMDR Therapy

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an evidence-based form of therapy that helps people process and heal from traumatic experiences, emotional distress, upsetting memories, and other psychological difficulties. It's based on the idea that our brains can heal themselves if given the right tools. Lauren and Renee will be happy to answer any questions and offer EMDR therapy.

How does it work?

We know that when a person is very upset, his or her brain cannot process information as it ordinarily does. One moment can become “frozen in time”, “stuck”, or improperly processed in the brain, leading to distressing symptoms such as flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, negative self-talk, nightmares, and anxiety. 


During EMDR therapy, clinicians can help clients activate their natural healing processes by accessing and processing disturbing memories and bringing them to an adaptive resolution. Some call it a rewiring of the brain!

EMDR therapy demonstrates that the mind can heal from psychological trauma, much as the body recovers from physical trauma. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the 

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emotional wound can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. The goal of EMDR therapy is to enable the brain to completely process the experiences that are causing problems, and to include new knowledge that is needed for full health. What is useful to the person from an experience will be learned, and stored with appropriate emotions, so the knowledge can guide the person in positive ways in the future. What is unhelpful will be discarded.


Who can benefit from EMDR?

  • Trauma and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks

  • Depression

  • Negative Self-Talk

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Substance Use

  • Eating Disorders

  • Phobias

  • Grief and Loss

  • Performance Enhancement

How does EMDR work?

During EMDR, you'll work with a trained therapist who will guide you through a structured process. This usually involves recalling unpleasant memories while focusing on rhythmic eye movements, sounds, or taps. This helps your brain reprocess those memories, reducing their emotional and physical intensity.


Who is it for? 

EMDR is suitable for individuals who have experienced trauma or emotional distress and want to find relief from the associated symptoms. It's a therapy designed to help you heal from painful experiences and regain control over your overall well-being. Your therapist will work with you to address your specific concerns and tailor the treatment to your needs.

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