EMDR

I am a trained EMDR therapist progressing towards certification.  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful psychotherapy approach that has helped an estimated two million people of all ages relieve many types of psychological distress.  Trained by one of the founders of EMDR therapy, I follow researched protocols to assist patients in clearing disturbing memory networks from adverse life events.

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

No one knows how any form of psychotherapy works neurobiologically or in the brain.  However, we do know that when a person is very upset, their brain cannot process information as it normally does.  One moment becomes “frozen in time,” and remembering a trauma may feel as bad as going through it the first time because the images, smells, feelings and sensations haven’t changed.  These memories can have a lasting negative effect that interferes with the way a person sees the world and the way they relate to other people.

EMDR can be thought of as a psychologically based therapy that helps a person see disturbing material in a new and less distressing way.

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