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What Is EMDR?

        Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.   EMDR therapy enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.  When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound.  If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes.  The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health.  If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing process.  

         As EMDR is a mental health intervention, it should only be offered by properly trained and licensed mental health clinicians. 

EMDR Resources

EMDR Institute, Inc. -

EMDRIA- EMDR International Association-

My Background

        I have been fully trained in EMDR since 2007.  I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant.  

        I specialize in trauma and have an extensive background and training in trauma.  EMDR is the primary psychotherapy that I utilize.  I have been in practice since 1999 and early in my career quickly had a passion for helping address the impact and affects that trauma can have people and their lives.  

EMDR Services Offered

* EMDR Therapy

*  EMDR Consultation ​

    - for EMDR therapists needing case consultation

   -  for EMDR therapists working towards certification

*  EMDR Training

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