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EMDR Near Littleton, CO

What is EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy treats trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders among other things. EMDR is an extensively researched psychotherapy and is an effective trauma treatment. EMDR has proven to help people recover and heal by resolving unprocessed memories or reprocessing memories that were processed incorrectly the first time. 

How does EMDR work?

EMDR therapy uses a technique called bilateral stimulation to activate the reprocessing of memories. Bilateral stimulation can be activated by using eye movements, auditory or sensory techniques.

EMDR activates the brain to reprocess memories which eliminates the distressing symptoms caused by the memory and allows the person to see different perspectives about the memory. EMDR therapists help clients with many issues including PTSD, anxiety and childhood and relationship issues.

If the above explanation seems overwhelming to you, you are not alone. The good news is that if we determine that EMDR is a good choice for you, I will explain it thoroughly for you. I will answer any and all questions about it before we get started so that you feel completely comfortable before beginning. 

What does EMDR help?

EMDR had been proven useful for treatment in the following conditions:

  • Panic Attacks
  • Complicated Grief
  • Dissociative Orders
  • Disturbing Memories
  • Phobias
  • Pain Disorders
  • Anxiety/Social Anxiety/Performance Anxiety
  • Stress Reduction
  • Sexual and/or Physical Abuse
  • Personality Disorders
  • Depression

None of the above symptoms or experiences fit you?

Do you experience distressing emotions that appear to you, and perhaps to others, to be exaggerated given the current situation? Do you tend to be highly reactive to certain triggers? Are there one or more upsetting beliefs or thoughts that you believe about yourself that on an logical level you know are not true?

If so, you may still be a good candidate for EMDR therapy. Contact me today for a free phone consultation to see if EMDR might help you release what no longer serves you.