EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a method of integrated therapy that uses bilateral stimulation (through eye movements, tapping, pulsers, or audio tones) to help the brain adaptively and rapidly process through memories, images, and beliefs that are disturbing, stuck, or otherwise contributing to undesirable symptoms such as anxiety, depression, intrusive memories (flashbacks, dreams), panic attacks, relationship problems, etc.
To read more about the clinical framework of EMDR, click HERE or visit the EMDRIA website at EMDRIA.ORG. The effectiveness of EMDR has been tested in more than 20 controlled studies. These studies have consistently found that EMDR effectively decreases/eliminates the symptoms of post traumatic stress for the majority of clients. Furthermore, EMDR often works rapidly, decreasing the overall amount of time needed in therapy.
EMDR is effective for children and adolescents as well as adults. Please contact me to make an appointment for yourself or your child to learn more about EMDR.