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"We do not receive wisdom, we discover it for ourselves after a journey which no one can take for us or spare us." - Marcel Proust
 

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing

EMDR is used to complement other therapeutic approaches in the treatment of emotional and psychological disturbances. By accessing both sides of the brain, the client is able to experience the upsetting event in a less painful and less reactive way.  I have used EMDR to help people resolve:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Domestic Violence
  • Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • After effects of Abuse, Trauma, Crime, or War

EMDR can help reduce the emotional intensity generated in response to a stressful or traumatic event. My experience is that many people show dramatic improvements in a short amount of time, while there are also those who will progress more slowly.  The rate of progress is unique to the individual and the clinical situation.

Background of EMDR

EMDR was developed by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. in 1987. To date, over 30,000 licensed mental health therapists in 52 countries have been trained. Because a clinical background is necessary for the effective application of EMDR, training workshops are limited to mental health professionals who are licensed or certified to provide treatment. EMDR is a specialized approach and method that requires supervised training for full therapeutic effectiveness.

EMDR has been used around the world. Therapists have gone to areas where traumatic events have occurred and have used EMDR to treat victims and have trained therapists in those areas to use EMDR. One example of this is the assistance offered to survivors of the Oklahoma bombing.