Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress (EMDR International Association.)
I use EMDR to help clients regulate and process experiences that can be overwhelming. Being overwhelmed arises from trauma. Trauma can set in after an emotional or physical event that overtaxes our nervous system, causing high levels of distress. Left untreated, trauma can cause side effects such as depression, anxiety, and addictive behaviors.