EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) is a psychotherapy treatment originally designed to alleviate stress associated with traumatic memories but is now used to treat a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, substance abuse and eating disorders. EMDR therapy appears to enable people to heal from symptoms because of its direct effect on the way the brain processes information. Following a successful EMDR session with a therapist, a person no longer relives the feelings, images and sounds when the event comes to mind. You can still remember what happened, but it has less power and is less disturbing.

Local Experts in EMDR

Joanna Ford

Individual Therapy

Our bodies can store memories that we may not remember. These type of memories can stay with us and connect to current experiences. EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing can assist individuals by decreasing some of the pain that is attached to some memories.

Brittni Fudge

Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

EMDR, which stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, is the most research-validated technique for trauma, and also works with many other conditions such as birth trauma, relational trauma, depression, anxiety, and addiction. \n

Paul Sigafus

Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy

EMDR therapy is one of the most effective therapy approaches for the treatment of trauma. In simple terms, through EMDR, our counselors can help you deal with past experiences and current emotions in a way that empowers you to get unstuck. EMDR therapy can help you move forward with the emotional freedom, practical skills, and sense of confidence that you need to live more fully and joyfully.

Sarah Freeze

Individual Therapy

EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are a result of disturbing life experiences. One aspect of EMDR therapy is that you do not have to talk in detail about a trauma for it to be digested by your own information processing system in the brain. I will work with you to support your brain's own healing mechanisms!

Rebecca Frank

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

EMDR has been a proven therapy model to help people process through the traumatic memories that tend to run their life. EMDR helps take a traumatic memory and the symptoms that are related to the event and helps process the event as a memory rather than something that is repeatedly happening.

Allison Johandon

Individual Therapy

EMDR is a really different and cool therapy in which the therapist leads in you remembering a past event which is still impacting you. You then utilize eye movement or tapping to reprocess this memory so that the present day impact is reduced or illiminate You are concious throughout the expereience and teh therapist will assist you if you do not know the memory or how to pull it up.

Carolyn Duhn

Individual Therapy

EMDR is an amazing way to connect the head and the heart. We often times 'get over' things mentally but our bodies and hearts haven't caught up yet. We might have panic attacks, unhelpful relationship patterns, negative ways of talking to ourselves and overwhelming emotions that point to the unfinished business of the past that EMDR can help to heal.

Brittany Wingfield

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy

EMDR takes the therapy process a step further. Talk therapy can be really helpful, but some individuals are seeking more than what talk therapy can offer. Sometimes, talking about our past can be more painful and something that we then tend to avoid. EMDR allows for the pain from your past to be acknowledged without sharing all of the details of it.

Arianna Smith

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy

I offer EMDR to clients who may need help getting past traumatic events or feel ‘stuck’ in therapy or their ways of coping. EMDR is a scientifically-proven type of psychotherapy that is targeted to help people heal from emotional distress, trauma, and other difficult life events. I have advanced training in Attachment-Focused EMDR, which is ideal for people who have experienced childhood abuse.

Erica Faulhaber

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Group Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy more and more people are requesting. I took my training through an EMDRIA (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association) which is the governing board to ensure clinicians are doing the therapy correctly and staying true to following the structure in which it was created for.

Christina Jensen

Individual Therapy

I began EMDR training in 2014 in order to expand my ability to address Trauma. I spent two years post-training receiving supervision to become certified. I am currently certified and a full EMDRIA (EMDR International Association) member. I find this helpful for a number of issues; I utilize this therapeutic method daily and feel confident in its ability to heal through re-wiring the brain.

Evelyn Barton

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy

To treat trauma issues, I use EMDR or EFT, depending on what the client responds to most.

Rachel Firneno

Individual Therapy

Trained in EMDR by an EMDRIA approved training program. Member of EMDRIA

Jamie Gandolph

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a researched based integrative therapy used to treat trauma. EMDR helps people heal from the impact of traumatic life events and distressing experiences including but not limited to rape, sexual abuse, violence, grief, panic, anxiety, life transitions, as well as, can help with grief, anxiety, and much more.

Cadence Chiasson

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

I am certified in EMDR and have used it with clients from issues ranging from social anxiety to sexual assault.

Jennifer Kilgo

Individual Therapy

WE LOVE EMDR at Root Counseling, and we use it a lot. EMDR is incredibly effective at helping us put our past where it belongs - in our past - so we can be freed to live fully in our present. In our experience, it also brings relief and incredible progress for our beloved clients MUCH faster than traditional talk therapy, and we love getting great results for our clients as quickly as possible!

Rebekkah Goodhart

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy

I am EMDR trained and regularly pursue ongoing consultation in EMDR and advanced trainings in topics such as trauma and memory, EMDR and internal family systems, and somatic interventions for trauma.

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