Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is recognized as one of the top evidence-based
treatments for PTSD. It is commonly used to address trauma symptomology, anxiety
disorders, and phobic responses. This treatment has numerous benefits:
- There is an extensive body of research
indicating the overall effectiveness and time effectiveness of EMDR
- It can often be conducted in a manner that makes
it one of the least invasive and most client-led treatments available.
- Often times, clients not only report a reduction
of symptoms, but gain new insights that lead to a greater sense of peace and resiliency
While EMDR can be a powerful tool for healing and growth,
there are a few instances in which EMDR is not advisable. Please feel free
to ask me more about this approach. Together, we can find the approach that
best suites your needs.
For more information, follow the links below to a NY Time article featuring
the creator of EMDR, Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.