Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful psychotherapy
approach that has helped relieve many types of psychological distress.
What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful psychotherapy approach that has helped over an estimated two million people of all ages relieve many types of psychological distress.
What Types of Problems can EMDR Treat?
Scientific research has established EMDR as effective for post traumatic stress. However, clinicians also have reported success using EMDR in the treatment of the following conditions:
- Complicated grief
- Dissociative Disorders
- Disturbing Memories
- Panic Attacks
- Sexual and Physical Abuse
- Body Dysmorphic Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Pain Disorders
- Performance Anxiety
- Stress Reduction
Does EMDR Really Work?
Approximately 20 controlled studies have investigated the effects of EMDR. These studies have consistenly found that EMDR effectively decreases/eliminates the symtoms of post traumatic stress for the Majority of cleints. Clients often report improvement in other associated symptoms such as anxiety. The current treatment guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies designate EMDR as an effective treatment for post traumatic stress. EMDR was also found effective by the Word Health Organization (WHO) The Department of Defence, The United Kingdom Department of Health, The Israeli National Council for Mental Health and many other International health agencies. The National registry (NREPP) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) cites EMDR as evidence-based practices for the treatment of PTSD, anxiety and depression symptoms. Research has also shown that EMDR can be efficient and rapid treatment.
*Services are provided by Experienced Licensed Therapists. We have therapists who are certified in EMDR through the EMDR International Association.
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