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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Please call (301) 984-9791 during business hours, or complete the form below.  We will reach out to you, listen to your concerns, and share information about how Dr. Kehr would address them.


When you complete the form, we’ll aim to contact you by telephone within one business day to speak with you about our services and how we can help you or your loved one.

Wherever possible we will arrange to schedule your initial appointment within one business day of our first telephone call with you.

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.