EMDR Therapists in Deer Park, TX

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Melanie Murphey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Deer Park, TX 77536
Waitlist for new clients
I am trained in EMDR therapy.
There is a season in everyone's journey when you need an objective listener to affirm your strengths and identify any self-defeating patterns preventing you from being your best self. Over the past 20 years, I have valued collaborating with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, women's issues, career struggles, spirituality, overcoming abuse, healing relationships, coping with chronic/acute medical conditions, preparing/coping for retirement, care-giving, and terminal illness. Grieving is a natural response to any significant loss. I see adults 23 yrs and up. No children, teens, or couples.
I am trained in EMDR therapy.
There is a season in everyone's journey when you need an objective listener to affirm your strengths and identify any self-defeating patterns preventing you from being your best self. Over the past 20 years, I have valued collaborating with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, women's issues, career struggles, spirituality, overcoming abuse, healing relationships, coping with chronic/acute medical conditions, preparing/coping for retirement, care-giving, and terminal illness. Grieving is a natural response to any significant loss. I see adults 23 yrs and up. No children, teens, or couples.
(832) 612-3710 View (832) 612-3710
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Clearhope Counseling & Wellness Center, Pasadena
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LMT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Deer Park, TX 77536
We have therapists who specialize in trauma, EMDR, DBT, couples, depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, relationship issues, parenting, school behavioral challenges, underperformance, anger management and many other unique needs concerning individuals and their relationships.
Clearhope Counseling & Wellness Center Pasadena exists to remove access barriers to high-quality mental health services. We are a team of experts eager to partner with clients from all backgrounds, needs, and experiences in their journey to hope and healing.
We have therapists who specialize in trauma, EMDR, DBT, couples, depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, relationship issues, parenting, school behavioral challenges, underperformance, anger management and many other unique needs concerning individuals and their relationships.
Clearhope Counseling & Wellness Center Pasadena exists to remove access barriers to high-quality mental health services. We are a team of experts eager to partner with clients from all backgrounds, needs, and experiences in their journey to hope and healing.
(281) 549-8208 View (281) 549-8208
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Andrea Arjón
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Deer Park, TX 77536
Additionally, I am an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trained therapist, and I have worked extensively with clients who have experienced trauma.
My name is Andrea Arjon and I am a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor (License 73800) in the State of Texas. My goal as a therapist is to help you find meaning and healing through a deep exploration of what makes you YOU. I believe in holding a safe space that welcomes all parts of you and integrates the multiple identities and values you hold.
Additionally, I am an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trained therapist, and I have worked extensively with clients who have experienced trauma.
My name is Andrea Arjon and I am a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor (License 73800) in the State of Texas. My goal as a therapist is to help you find meaning and healing through a deep exploration of what makes you YOU. I believe in holding a safe space that welcomes all parts of you and integrates the multiple identities and values you hold.
(346) 536-8741 View (346) 536-8741
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Heather Lambert
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, EAS-C, CSC, CTP-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Deer Park, TX 77536
HOPE has been defined as grounds for believing that something good may happen. It is the want for something to happen or be the case, and to intend to do something. HOPE often needs help to have life, to take flight, and to posses courage. Clearhope Counseling intends to provide the support needed to discover and strengthen HOPE! Whether it is preparation for a new season of life, adapting to changes as you learn a new normal, dealing with a traumatic event, or learning strategies to obtain wellness, my desire is to humbly serve as your partner on this journey.
HOPE has been defined as grounds for believing that something good may happen. It is the want for something to happen or be the case, and to intend to do something. HOPE often needs help to have life, to take flight, and to posses courage. Clearhope Counseling intends to provide the support needed to discover and strengthen HOPE! Whether it is preparation for a new season of life, adapting to changes as you learn a new normal, dealing with a traumatic event, or learning strategies to obtain wellness, my desire is to humbly serve as your partner on this journey.
(281) 612-7808 View (281) 612-7808
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Maya Liddell
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Deer Park, TX 77536
Hi there! My name is Maya Liddell. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with experience supporting clients facing various challenges. Whether it’s depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, or other concerns, I’m here to walk with you. I deeply believe in our innate capacity to heal. Also, I honor the uniqueness of different minds and experiences. It’s important to me to provide a non-judgmental space where you can explore your experiences just as they are. However you find yourself in this moment, let's connect and discover you.
Hi there! My name is Maya Liddell. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with experience supporting clients facing various challenges. Whether it’s depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, or other concerns, I’m here to walk with you. I deeply believe in our innate capacity to heal. Also, I honor the uniqueness of different minds and experiences. It’s important to me to provide a non-judgmental space where you can explore your experiences just as they are. However you find yourself in this moment, let's connect and discover you.
(346) 644-8912 View (346) 644-8912

More Therapists Nearby

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Christina L Garcia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77058
I also have trauma therapy experience and am EMDR trained.
Clients of , In These Shoes Therapy and Wellness, come to our practice to be treated for anxiety, depression, PTSD, parenting and more. We meet clients where they are in their mental health journey in an effort to move forward in health. We accept multiple insurances or self pay. Please reach out if you believe we might be a good fit for you.
I also have trauma therapy experience and am EMDR trained.
Clients of , In These Shoes Therapy and Wellness, come to our practice to be treated for anxiety, depression, PTSD, parenting and more. We meet clients where they are in their mental health journey in an effort to move forward in health. We accept multiple insurances or self pay. Please reach out if you believe we might be a good fit for you.
(346) 208-8277 View (346) 208-8277
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Gabriela Pequeno
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Webster, TX 77598
I'm also EMDR trained.
Do you feel like you’re about to hit a breaking point? Are you getting more exhausted by your day-to-day tasks, and struggling with finding the energy for even getting out of bed? I’ve been there - and you don’t have to go through this alone. I work with motivated, insightful adults who have been pushing through their feelings and want to learn how to move towards a better future with increased confidence and hope. In sessions, my goal is to create an open environment where you can let it all out - cursing, crying, and joking are all allowed. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, life changes, and healing from trauma.
I'm also EMDR trained.
Do you feel like you’re about to hit a breaking point? Are you getting more exhausted by your day-to-day tasks, and struggling with finding the energy for even getting out of bed? I’ve been there - and you don’t have to go through this alone. I work with motivated, insightful adults who have been pushing through their feelings and want to learn how to move towards a better future with increased confidence and hope. In sessions, my goal is to create an open environment where you can let it all out - cursing, crying, and joking are all allowed. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, life changes, and healing from trauma.
(346) 639-4292 View (346) 639-4292
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Shelley McCaul-Parent
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77058
I use an eclectic approach and specialize in mind-body therapies (Brainspotting, EMDR, Flash Technique, Hypnotherapy), mindfulness based therapies, and brief solution focused therapy.
Is your past negatively impacting your life, or holding you back from what you really want? I specialize in trauma healing, overcoming the effects of toxic relationships, and teaching effective methods for coping with triggers, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. I’d love to work with you on rediscovering your joy, peace, and passion. I provide a nonjudgmental and relaxing atmosphere allowing clients to safely explore thoughts and feelings, to work through their baggage, and create the life they want.
I use an eclectic approach and specialize in mind-body therapies (Brainspotting, EMDR, Flash Technique, Hypnotherapy), mindfulness based therapies, and brief solution focused therapy.
Is your past negatively impacting your life, or holding you back from what you really want? I specialize in trauma healing, overcoming the effects of toxic relationships, and teaching effective methods for coping with triggers, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. I’d love to work with you on rediscovering your joy, peace, and passion. I provide a nonjudgmental and relaxing atmosphere allowing clients to safely explore thoughts and feelings, to work through their baggage, and create the life they want.
(713) 636-5401 View (713) 636-5401
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Senona Ortiz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Highlands, TX 77562
I create treatment plans that are unique to you and, based on comfort level, offer art therapy, Brainspotting and EMDR to accelerate your healing process.
Depressed, moody, anxious and troubled more often than not these days, your work and relationships are suffering in the background as you try to "get a grip". From sad and tired to anxious, agitated or even angry... the emotions are exhausting. At this point, simply feeling content feels far away. Something needs to change and I can help. Often we forget that anxiety and depression are companions to things like crisis, change, grief, loneliness, conflict and many other conditions. Struggling to cope with what is in front of you right now, while also managing your anxiety or get a handle on your depressed mood might feel impossible.
I create treatment plans that are unique to you and, based on comfort level, offer art therapy, Brainspotting and EMDR to accelerate your healing process.
Depressed, moody, anxious and troubled more often than not these days, your work and relationships are suffering in the background as you try to "get a grip". From sad and tired to anxious, agitated or even angry... the emotions are exhausting. At this point, simply feeling content feels far away. Something needs to change and I can help. Often we forget that anxiety and depression are companions to things like crisis, change, grief, loneliness, conflict and many other conditions. Struggling to cope with what is in front of you right now, while also managing your anxiety or get a handle on your depressed mood might feel impossible.
(346) 201-4590 View (346) 201-4590
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Katy Hewson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77058
I am also EMDR certified.
Everyone experiences seasons in life and challenging circumstances that are difficult to manage. Whether you are struggling with relationship issues, work, adjusting to motherhood, worried about your teenager, feeling down or anxious, dealing with an illness, or grieving the loss of a loved one, there is hope for overcoming your trials and learning how to better prepare yourself for the future.
I am also EMDR certified.
Everyone experiences seasons in life and challenging circumstances that are difficult to manage. Whether you are struggling with relationship issues, work, adjusting to motherhood, worried about your teenager, feeling down or anxious, dealing with an illness, or grieving the loss of a loved one, there is hope for overcoming your trials and learning how to better prepare yourself for the future.
(713) 955-6647 View (713) 955-6647
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Alana Banks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77089
Welcome! I am Alana Banks, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have extensive experience implementing evidence-based modalities to effectively treat anxiety, depression, and other behavioral health disorders, as well as trauma, substance abuse, family conflict, life transitions, and relationship issues. My approach is eclectic, client-centered, and strengths-based, with attachment and trauma theories as to the foundation.I incorporate my specialized training in CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, and Mindfulness-Based strategies to discover the internal strengths and hidden blockages necessary to promote healing.
Welcome! I am Alana Banks, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have extensive experience implementing evidence-based modalities to effectively treat anxiety, depression, and other behavioral health disorders, as well as trauma, substance abuse, family conflict, life transitions, and relationship issues. My approach is eclectic, client-centered, and strengths-based, with attachment and trauma theories as to the foundation.I incorporate my specialized training in CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, and Mindfulness-Based strategies to discover the internal strengths and hidden blockages necessary to promote healing.
(281) 942-4183 View (281) 942-4183
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Graciela Perarnau de Loukanis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT-S, LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Friendswood, TX 77546  (Online Only)
I am fully bilingual in both English and Spanish, and am working to become certified in EMDR.
Navigating this world is not easy. We often face pressure from society, work, family, friends, and there never seems to be one, clear answer to our problems. Sometimes, even when we do get advice, it seems contradictory or impossible to follow. We are constantly trying to do better, reach out, and take care of others, but we often forget ourselves in the process. That is where therapy comes in! The best moments, for me, is watching my clients gain insight into their lives, thoughts, and emotions, and help make sense of their experience in a way they have never done before.
I am fully bilingual in both English and Spanish, and am working to become certified in EMDR.
Navigating this world is not easy. We often face pressure from society, work, family, friends, and there never seems to be one, clear answer to our problems. Sometimes, even when we do get advice, it seems contradictory or impossible to follow. We are constantly trying to do better, reach out, and take care of others, but we often forget ourselves in the process. That is where therapy comes in! The best moments, for me, is watching my clients gain insight into their lives, thoughts, and emotions, and help make sense of their experience in a way they have never done before.
(346) 483-8418 View (346) 483-8418
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Stephanie R Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-S, CSAT , SEP, CDWF
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77058
This is where EMDR comes in.
That painful event keeps replaying over and over in your head. You can’t stop seeing the images of it. Thoughts of what you could have done differently play on repeat. They force their way into your mind, leaving you overwhelmed, panicked, and burnt out. The triggers are everywhere and anxiety and depression feel like they’re constantly looming over you. If you could just let it go maybe you could move on with your life. You no longer want to carry the weight of what happened but to enjoy the things you once loved.
This is where EMDR comes in.
That painful event keeps replaying over and over in your head. You can’t stop seeing the images of it. Thoughts of what you could have done differently play on repeat. They force their way into your mind, leaving you overwhelmed, panicked, and burnt out. The triggers are everywhere and anxiety and depression feel like they’re constantly looming over you. If you could just let it go maybe you could move on with your life. You no longer want to carry the weight of what happened but to enjoy the things you once loved.
(281) 810-3613 View (281) 810-3613
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Porcha Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Webster, TX 77598  (Online Only)
Some of the modalities that I employ in my work include cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, person-centered therapy, couples therapy, brainspotting, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and trauma- focused CBT.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor with 10 years of clinical experience. I am licensed in the states of North Carolina and Texas. I have a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelors in Psychology.
Some of the modalities that I employ in my work include cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, person-centered therapy, couples therapy, brainspotting, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and trauma- focused CBT.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor with 10 years of clinical experience. I am licensed in the states of North Carolina and Texas. I have a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelors in Psychology.
(210) 985-9934 View (210) 985-9934
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Taylor Millet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77034
I borrow from IFS (Internal Family Systems), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), EMDR, and other approaches.
You may be facing new challenges, looking for new ways of relating to your life and the people in it or feeling confused or alone. I work with individuals and couples who struggle with a variety of issues. I often find that at the core, much of what I support people in is strengthening self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-expression. I think we often make the most important progress when we’re in a creative and curious mindset, and I try to make therapy “serious fun”, with a light heart when appropriate. We will find our unique groove in navigating your life from all sides: past, present, and future.
I borrow from IFS (Internal Family Systems), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), EMDR, and other approaches.
You may be facing new challenges, looking for new ways of relating to your life and the people in it or feeling confused or alone. I work with individuals and couples who struggle with a variety of issues. I often find that at the core, much of what I support people in is strengthening self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-expression. I think we often make the most important progress when we’re in a creative and curious mindset, and I try to make therapy “serious fun”, with a light heart when appropriate. We will find our unique groove in navigating your life from all sides: past, present, and future.
(737) 316-3808 View (737) 316-3808
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EMDR Therapy With Corinna Collins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CART, EMDR tr
Verified Verified
Seabrook, TX 77586
As an Individual, Couples and Family Therapist, I utilize evidence-based theories to assist in the journey of healing. Speciality training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)Therapy, CBT and Solution Focused Therapy. I am also a Family Mediator, Parent Coordinator and Parenting Facilitator assigned by the family courts in Texas.
As an Individual, Couples and Family Therapist, I utilize evidence-based theories to assist in the journey of healing. Speciality training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)Therapy, CBT and Solution Focused Therapy. I am also a Family Mediator, Parent Coordinator and Parenting Facilitator assigned by the family courts in Texas.
(832) 219-8174 View (832) 219-8174
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Courtney Shaw
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77058
I am trained in many therapeutic modalities including Person-Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I believe that individuals are unique; each possessing their OWN worldview, which, ultimately, would make you the expert of your own life. Sometimes in life, we need assistance in our journey towards the realization and fulfillment of our own talents and potentials: self-actualization. I assist my clients by enabling them to move towards openness, developing a greater trust in themselves, building the willingness to process, and increase self-realization. All while providing a non-judgmental environment where your personal life experiences are heard, and you are valued as the unique human being that you are.
I am trained in many therapeutic modalities including Person-Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I believe that individuals are unique; each possessing their OWN worldview, which, ultimately, would make you the expert of your own life. Sometimes in life, we need assistance in our journey towards the realization and fulfillment of our own talents and potentials: self-actualization. I assist my clients by enabling them to move towards openness, developing a greater trust in themselves, building the willingness to process, and increase self-realization. All while providing a non-judgmental environment where your personal life experiences are heard, and you are valued as the unique human being that you are.
(281) 688-5030 View (281) 688-5030
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Tami Dinh
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Friendswood, TX 77546
Waitlist for new clients
I use expressive arts and EMDR therapy and tarot while also exploring the early events that make us who we are currently.
I love to work with queer, neurodivergent people of color and otherwise marginalized adolescents and adults, because of my interest in our collective liberation. I believe therapy is a collaborative effort and that clients are the experts in their own lives. They have the ability to choose how to resolve their problems. Of course, many issues are systemic, but what choices can we make of the things within our control? I use experiential awareness and expressive arts to create a space to develop insight in order to grow and heal.
I use expressive arts and EMDR therapy and tarot while also exploring the early events that make us who we are currently.
I love to work with queer, neurodivergent people of color and otherwise marginalized adolescents and adults, because of my interest in our collective liberation. I believe therapy is a collaborative effort and that clients are the experts in their own lives. They have the ability to choose how to resolve their problems. Of course, many issues are systemic, but what choices can we make of the things within our control? I use experiential awareness and expressive arts to create a space to develop insight in order to grow and heal.
(281) 868-5037 View (281) 868-5037
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Trauma Re-Processing Therapist Heather Akers
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, EMDR, LCDC-I
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77058
I am EMDR Trained through the EMDR Institute.
Hi! I am Heather! I’m a therapist committed to helping men and women re-process traumatic events, as well as help to build healthier coping mechanisms, and relationships. My work focuses on trauma re-processing through EMDR, targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs. I believe in taking a collaborative and holistic approach to helping clients reach their goals.
I am EMDR Trained through the EMDR Institute.
Hi! I am Heather! I’m a therapist committed to helping men and women re-process traumatic events, as well as help to build healthier coping mechanisms, and relationships. My work focuses on trauma re-processing through EMDR, targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs. I believe in taking a collaborative and holistic approach to helping clients reach their goals.
(832) 207-6990 View (832) 207-6990
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Julia Ortiz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77058  (Online Only)
With EMDR you can heal deeper and more quickly than talk therapy alone.
On the outside, you’re doing all the things that you’re supposed to. You’re nailing it at your job, you’re doing some fun things in life, and you’ve got some relationships filling your bucket. But on the inside, you feel like your childhood and the past is following you around like your shadow. It feels like it all happened so long ago, but it’s affecting and tainting the NOW. You feel so unsettled, anxious, and on edge most of the time…and it’s exhausting. You just want to feel like your childhood, and what you’ve been through in the past, is finally put to rest. Put to rest in a way where you feel 10x lighter and carefree.
With EMDR you can heal deeper and more quickly than talk therapy alone.
On the outside, you’re doing all the things that you’re supposed to. You’re nailing it at your job, you’re doing some fun things in life, and you’ve got some relationships filling your bucket. But on the inside, you feel like your childhood and the past is following you around like your shadow. It feels like it all happened so long ago, but it’s affecting and tainting the NOW. You feel so unsettled, anxious, and on edge most of the time…and it’s exhausting. You just want to feel like your childhood, and what you’ve been through in the past, is finally put to rest. Put to rest in a way where you feel 10x lighter and carefree.
(281) 603-2768 View (281) 603-2768

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EMDR Therapists

Who is EMDR for?

EMDR was initially developed as a treatment for individuals with Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), for whom memories of a deeply distressing experience can be inadvertently triggered by random everyday events. The procedure has since been applied in the treatment of many other conditions. For example, it is used by some therapists to treat anxiety disorders including panic and phobias, depression, dissociative disorders, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and some personality disorders. It is suitable for adolescents and adults.

Why do people need EMDR?

People need EMDR as a way to manage distressing memories that in some way hamper the ability to function in the present. The procedure is believed to target the way memories are stored in the brain. Evidence indicates that past disturbing experiences cause ongoing distress because they were not adequately processed, and when such memories are triggered in the present, they are accompanied by all the emotions, thoughts, and physical sensations as the initial experience.

What problems does EMDR treat?

First and foremost, EMDR is intended as a treatment for PTSD, to defuse distressing memories that intrude on and impair everyday functioning. It is also often used to help those who are subject to panic attacks, phobias, and other forms of anxiety. In addition, EMDR has been used to treat individuals with depression, eating disorders, and personality disorders.

What happens in EMDR therapy?

First the therapist takes an individual’s history, and then the therapist and client decide which distressing experience(s) will be the target(s) of the exercise, delivered via a side-to-side visual stimulus requiring lateral eye movements. The client will be asked to activate thoughts, feelings, and any body sensations related to the troubling experience. The eye movements are said to reduce the emotional charge of the memory, so that the experience can then be safely discussed with the therapist and digested, minimizing its ability to trigger anxiety.