Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of therapy that was developed in the 1980s to help people overcome the negative effects of traumatic events. EMDR therapy involves the use of specific eye movements, sounds, or tactile stimuli to help the brain process and resolve traumatic memories.
During an EMDR therapy session, the therapist will guide the patient through a series of eye movements while the patient focuses on a specific traumatic memory or issue. The therapist may also use other forms of stimulation, such as tapping or tones, to help the patient process the memory.
One of the key benefits of EMDR therapy is that it can help patients overcome the negative effects of trauma more quickly than traditional talk therapy. Research has shown that EMDR therapy can be particularly effective for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as other anxiety disorders, phobias, and depression.
In addition to its effectiveness in treating traumatic memories, EMDR therapy has also been found to be helpful for a wide range of other issues, including grief, performance anxiety, and relationship problems.
Overall, EMDR therapy is a safe and effective treatment that can help people overcome the negative effects of traumatic events and improve their overall mental health and well-being.
No, EMDR sessions are billed the same rates as traditional talk therapy sessions.
Here is a list of organizations that recognize EMDR therapy as an effective treatment for trauma treatment:
Justin Robinson is currently our sole counselor certified to administer EMDR in counseling though we are working on expanding the certification across our team!