Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a highly effective psychotherapy method that can be used for past trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms.  EMDR can also be used for anxiety, depression, and other distressing events that have affected your life.


Sometimes when trauma happens, the memory becomes stuck like it is “frozen in the brain. These thoughts and memories can feel raw to you like they just happened or can easily be triggered by trauma. The key to EMDR is that it can help process and change our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors so that we can start a healthier healing process.


Maybe you have tried regular talk-therapy and you do not feel that things are changing. EMDR can be done without excessive homework given by the therapist and completed with minimal talking about painful memories.


EMDR is not hypnosis. You are fully awake to continue or stop the session. EMDR can be done by eye movement, tapping, and other therapeutic techniques to help you process that memory. Over time, we can get down to distressing events that are troubling you today so that they do not affect you like they were.