Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a highly researched therapy that only clinicians with specialized training can provide. EMDR is delivered in a structured manner where focus is put on a specific trauma memory (otherwise known as a target) while bilateral stimulation is occurring at the same time. Bilateral stimulation was originally delivered most commonly in the form of rapid eye movements, but as research has progressed, we know now that bilateral stimulation can be delivered in a variety of ways, including tapping, buzzers, auditory tones, light bars and more.
EMDR was originally used to treat PTSD in war veterans and since its inception in the 1980’s, has expanded to be much more accessible and an effective modality for reprocessing all different types of traumas.request an appointment
Clients of all ages can benefit from EMDR. EMDR has been used to treat a variety of challenges that clients face, including, but not limited to:
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Depression and bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
- Dissociative disorders
- Sexual assault
- Grief and loss
- PTSD or other trauma-related symptoms
- Sleep disturbance
- And much more!
The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) has a wealth of helpful information about EMDR: https://www.emdria.org/about-emdr-therapy/
Both Stephanie and Heather at our Gilbert office are EMDR trained and would love to meet with you!
Emily Walton is an Eating Disorder Specialist, who treats patients for past traumas, eating disorders, and offers therapy sessions. Call us to book your appointment today.