• Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

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    Trauma is hell on earth. Trauma resolved is a gift from the gods.

    - Peter A. Levine

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

    Can you relate to any of the following?

    Are you suffering from performance anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, or free-floating

    EMDR reduces these symptoms by desensitizing you to their emotional triggers

    Have you or a loved one felt lost in grief, or distressed by chronic medical conditions?

    EMDR can help you get “unstuck” and move on to a higher quality-of-life

    Are you a survivor of childhood trauma?

    EMDR is a powerful intervention to help alleviate the lingering effects of trauma, such as feeling overly critical and harsh about yourself, low self-esteem and stormy love relationships

    Do you or a loved one suffer from addiction or the use of drugs or alcohol to ease emotional pain?

    EMDR is particularly helpful in alleviating the after-effects of traumatic events that drive drug-seeking behavior

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      What is EMDR?

      EMDR is a form of therapy proven effective in the treatment of many mental health conditions and problems. It is different than other forms of therapy because it is based on the natural way that the brain recovers from difficult and traumatic experiences:

      Difficult or traumatic experiences are usually healed by natural brain processes. In fact, most people subjected to intense stress or trauma do not develop psychiatric disorders, such as depression or PTSD. Our brains are designed to integrate difficult experiences with our past memories and our life history. There are times that the integration does not go as well as possible. That’s when EMDR is most helpful.

      EMDR fosters the natural recovery of distressing experiences. It is used to treat many conditions, including anxiety, phobias and depression. EMDR is a good treatment for PTSD and trauma. It is helpful in the treatment of addiction, particularly for the traumatic history commonly seen in individuals struggling with alcohol and drugs.

      EMDR-trained therapists use bilateral eye stimulation to trigger a clarity of connections between the past and the present. EMDR is not only about healing negative memories. EMDR therapists use powerful positive images and beliefs to desensitize and neutralize negative beliefs and experiences.

      EMDR integrates thoughts, feelings and bodily experiences. The treatment does not require a detailed discussion about events or distressing experiences. EMDR may be employed in combination with other psychotherapies, including cognitive, behavioral and psychodynamic-oriented therapies.

      What is our approach?

      We offer the integration of EMDR with a detailed diagnostic assessment, including genetic testing. We are capable of seamlessly migrating from biological interventions, such as medications for bipolar disorder, anxiety or depression to EMDR and vice-versa. We always evaluate and treat you as a whole person, by addressing your unique genetic, biological, psychological and social strengths and vulnerabilities. We constantly strive to be sensitive to your unique needs and choices.

      Our offices are conveniently accessible from the following communities:

      Maryland (MD):
      Bethesda 20814 - Bethesda 20816 - Bethesda 20817 - Chevy Chase 20815 - Colesville 20904 - Cabin John 20815 - Glen Echo 20812 - Gaithersburg 20855 - Gaithersburg 20877- Gaithersburg 20878 - Gaithersburg 20879 - Garrett Park 20896 - Kensington 20895 - Montgomery Village 20886 - Olney 20830 - Olney 20832 - Potomac 20854 - Potomac 20859 - Rockville 20850 - Rockville 20852 - Rockville 20853 - Silver Spring 20903 - Silver Spring 20905 - Silver Spring 20906 - Silver Spring 20910 - Takoma Park 20912 - Wheaton 20902

      Washington DC:
      Crestwood 20011- North Capitol Hill 20002 - Cathedral Heights 20016 - American University Park 20016 - Columbia Heights 20010 - Mount Pleasant 20010 - Downtown 20036 - Dupont Circle 20009 - Logan Circle 20005- Adams Morgan 20009 - Chevy Chase 20015 - Georgetown 20007 - Cleveland Park 20008 - Foggy Bottom 20037 - Rock Creek Park - Woodley Park 20008 - Tenleytown 20016

      Northern Virginia:
      McLean 22101- McLean 22102 - McLean 22106 - Great Falls 22066 - Arlington 22201 - Arlington 22202 - Arlington 22203 - Arlington 22205 - Falls Church 22041 - Vienna 22181 - Alexandria 22314