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.