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    We offer EMDR Therapy for Women

    What is EMDR Therapy?

    EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is an extensively researched treatment approach that has been proven effective for the treatment of trauma, anxiety, and depression. However, despite the name, it is not just about eye movements. It is about how our past experiences affect us today and how they will carry us into the future. It is, simply put, about healing what is stuck and holding you back. We care about women’s mental health and this is why we offer this gold-standard treatment for PTSD, Anxiety, and Chronic Stress.

    Research shows that 84-90%  of traumatized patients recover from PTSD in as few as 5 hours of treatment. No need to spend years in talk therapy.

    How does EMDR work?

    EMDR therapy has 8 phases of treatment. Learn more here: #https://www.emdria.org/public-resources/the-eight-phases-of-emdr-therapy/

    EMDR therapy uses a technique called bilateral stimulation to repeatedly activate opposite sides of the brain. Therapists using EMDR use eye movements mimicking rapid eye movement or REM sleep. This portion of sleep is frequently considered to be the time when the mind processes the recent events in the person’s life.

    EMDR supports the brain in what it already does well, adaptively processing things. Sometimes, trauma isn’t adaptively integrated and becomes trapped in the brain and supercharged with emotions and physical body sensations. EMDR helps the brain reprocess the trapped memories in such a way that normal information processing is resumed.  EMDR is useful to help clients uncover and process beliefs that developed as the result of acute trauma, relational trauma, childhood abuse and/or neglect, and adverse life experiences.  For a more detailed explanation please visit the EMDR Institute here: #https://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr-therapy-layperson/

    What does EMDR help?

    1. EMDR had been originally established as helpful for traumatic memories and PTSD, but emerging research is showing it to be useful for treatment in a variety of conditions:

    • Panic Attacks
    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    • Complicated Grief
    • Depression
    • Phobias
    • Performance Anxiety
    • Social Anxiety 
    • In addiction: Reducing urges to use substances
    • Stress Reduction
    • Attachment wounding/Childhood wounds from neglect

    2. EMDR helps with deeply rooted dysfunctional beliefs about ourselves and our place and value in the world. Beliefs  like: 

    I am unworthy of love. 

    I am a bad person.

    I don’t deserve love, connection, or safety.

    I am a failure.

    I am weak.

    I am stupid.

    I am invisible.

    All bad stuff is my fault.

    And many others…

    3. EMDR can help resolve triggers that shut you down or cause high activation causing problems in your life, work, and relationships. 

    If you want to know if you are a good candidate for EMDR therapy, reach out today for a free consult. 

    What happens After and EMDR Session?

    Clients report feeling a range of things after therapy. It is not uncommon to notice physical sensations, to feel like taking a nap, or to feel more tired than usual. You may feel a range of emotions. This is normal. You may notice dreams about what has been processed in session. This is normal too and you will want to share this with your therapist next session. EMDR is supporting a healthier more adaptive way of life for you and releases trauma stored in your body so changes after processing are expected. It will be important for you to take good care of yourself after EMDR sessions as these are short-term symptoms that will resolve giving you a more free and unhindered life in the long term. In the meantime, we hold space here for you to work through these things.