Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
EMDR therapy is a strongly researched, effective therapy method shown to assist people recover from trauma as well as other distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain.
What makes EMDR different from other therapies?
EMDR therapy does not require homework between sessions as many traditional talk therapies. The processing/healing happens fully during the session and the distressing issues do not need to be talked about in detail. For many, EMDR therapy can be completed in fewer sessions than other approaches.
The focus of EMDR is to change the emotions, behaviors and/or thoughts resulting from the distressing issue or trauma. The client remains in complete control of the session and the therapist aims to empower the brain to utilize its natural healing process.
Human brains hold the ability to recover naturally from traumatic events and memories. EMDR therapy helps the brain process memories that have been “frozen in time” and allows normal healing to resume. The experience is still remembered, but the response from the original stressor is resolved.
Who can benefit from EMDR Therapy?
- Anxiety, panic attacks and phobias
- Chronic illness and medical issues
- Depression and bipolar disorders
- Dissociative disorders
- Eating disorders
- Grief and loss
- Performance anxiety
- Personality disorders
- PTSD and other trauma and stress-related issues
- Sexual assault
- Sleep disturbance
- Substance use disorders
- Violence and abuse
If you are interested in EMDR Therapy or want to learn more, please feel free to book a complimentary consultation with me. I’d be happy to discuss your goals, answer any questions that you may have and help you to determine if EMDR would be a good fit.
To read more about EMDR Therapy please visit the EMDRIA website.
Services are only available to people in New Jersey.