Does EMDR Work? EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, and is a non-traditional psychotherapy approach. This model was created by Francine Shapiro in the 1980s, so it is relatively new (as compared to Sigmund Freud’s creation of psychoanalysis in late 1800s/early 1900s). Over the past 40 years, EMDR has been demonstrated to be…

Short Term Therapy: Weeks, Not Years I see a range of clients who experience suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, attachment and relationship difficulty, or life changes. I have treated other psychotherapists and worked with mental health community providers who serve on the front lines in their communities. I have treated first responders, medical staff,…

EMDR Therapy for Panic Attacks For no apparent reason, your heart begins to race, you are sweating, your chest hurts and taking a breath seems labored or impossible.  Chills begin to rack your spine, the world seems far away, and you honestly think you might be having a heart attack, dying, or suddenly going off…

By: A.M. Nelson, LMFT EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and it is a non-traditional type of psychotherapy.  EMDR uses eye movements (or sounds, lights, physical touch) while guided by a therapist. EMDR therapy was developed by Francine Shapiro and uses the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) theory.  The AIP is a learning theory…

What to Expect from EMDR treatment

What To Expect From EMDR Therapy EMDR treatment is a unique form of psychotherapy in that it is different from “talk therapy” approaches.  It is common to wonder what to expect from EMDR therapy. While it is not required to tell trauma stories multiple times, or expose every detail of a trauma experience, you will…

Is EMDR therapy effective

Is EMDR Effective? EMDR is a type of psychotherapy that is evidenced-based to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and is also commonly used to treat anxiety, depression, fears, or performance challenges.  Evidenced-based means that there have been credible, controlled studies to evaluate the effectiveness. There are over 30 positive, controlled studies to date that confirm…

Feel Better Through EMDR

Everyone will experience a negative event or trauma at some point in their lives.  Some traumas are more difficult to heal from than others. Sometimes, a negative experience can feel as if it is “stuck” in your brain and body, causing you to live that experience over and over.   EMDR stands for Eye Movement…

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EMDR is a psychotherapy treatment that is different from other approaches because it is not traditional “talk therapy.”  The focus is to process past events and memories to reduce re-experiencing negative thoughts, feelings, and associations that contribute to current life problems or distress.  It is an evidenced-based treatment to reduce symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder…

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