EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, in my practice with a lot of success helping clients overcome the painful memories and experience that are keeping them stuck. This treatment leads to positive behavioral change in which disturbing thoughts and images no longer control one’s life. Using EMDR, along with a psychodynamic approach, I help individuals, couples, and families build healthy relationships and achieve their professional and personal goals. EMDR is a form of psychotherapy that replaces the negative thoughts and feelings associated with traumatic memories. I bring EMDR expertise, professional integrity, and dedication to my client’s wellbeing and you will be amazed by the long-lasting results! For years as a psychotherapist, I worked with many clients, who experienced anxiety, panic attacks and other emotional experiences that were debilitating. As I worked with these clients, I realized that they were able to reduce their emotional reactions, but they were not able to stop them. After reading about the success of EMDR, I knew that this was the theoretical approach I wanted to pursue.
Traumatic experiences can have an unsettling effect on our mental and emotional health for years to come. The longer that disturbing memories remain suppressed, the more problems they’ll create, possibly leading to anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, stage fright, performance anxiety, and other debilitating behaviors. Treatments that focus primarily on talk therapy may take years and still not get to the initial root of the suppressed thoughts and emotions of the trauma. If that sounds discouraging, you’ll be relieved to know that there are other treatment solutions, such as EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, capable of decreasing the disturbing memory and the emotional charge associated with it by replacing the negative thoughts and feelings associated with traumatic memories.
During EMDR treatments, I use an established protocol to assist my clients in reprocessing these memories. During the reprocessing phase, the client focuses on past memories, present triggers, or anticipated future experiences while simultaneously using either bilateral eye movements, tones or taps. Clients generally experience insights, changes in memories, or new associations, which result in the elimination of the emotional charge associated to the trauma and a positive belief about themselves.