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EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

EMDR – Brain-Based Therapy

Patients talk about how EMDR has worked for them.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a widely used and powerful method of treating anxiety symptoms related to trauma and significant life upset. This treatment is helpful for both adults and children. At Lifespan Counseling Center we keep up-to-date on the state of the art in this highly effective therapeutic technique.

EMDR is the most researched therapeutic modality in the United States and it is recognized by the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association and is an approved treatment for trauma by the United States Army, as well as other military forces throughout the world.

Of all the therapies we use, EMDR and related brain-body techniques seem to get the most quick and dramatic results. This isn’t to say that it works with everyone and that it is a “magic cure” because it’s not. However, we use it often because it works so well!

EMDR With Children:

In combination with Child Centered Play Therapy and Filial Therapy we have found the EMDR and related therapies have excellent result when treating:

  • School related phobias and anxieties
  • Fears, nightmares and inability to sleep in their own bed
  • Being bullied and picked on
  • Sexual and physical abuse
  • Trauma related to accidents and injuries
  • Trauma related to family discord including divorce

EMDR With Adults:

EMDR is proven to be highly effective when used to relieve some of the toughest problems we face:

  • Trauma related to accidents and injuries
  • Upsetting past experiences that continue to interfere with your life
  • Rape and abuse
  • Military related trauma

Our treatment is Outcome Oriented and measurable. That means we set clear goals and track your progress so you are able to see how the goals are being met.