EMDR Therapists in Fresno, TX

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Leticia Bhola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fresno, TX 77545
My focus is to empower you to accomplish your goals and to help you live a more fulfilling life. I'm able to create a personalized experience based on your needs. I've worked with children, adolescents, adults and couples. The topics I've assisted clients with are depression, anxiety, self esteem, women's issues, family dynamics, domestic violence, substance abuse and self harm. I thoroughly enjoy helping clients overcome challenges they are not able to work through alone. I've been EMDR trained to work with clients who have experienced trauma.
My focus is to empower you to accomplish your goals and to help you live a more fulfilling life. I'm able to create a personalized experience based on your needs. I've worked with children, adolescents, adults and couples. The topics I've assisted clients with are depression, anxiety, self esteem, women's issues, family dynamics, domestic violence, substance abuse and self harm. I thoroughly enjoy helping clients overcome challenges they are not able to work through alone. I've been EMDR trained to work with clients who have experienced trauma.
(346) 209-0883 View (346) 209-0883
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Texas Counseling Center in Pearland
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fresno, TX 77545
Welcome to Texas Counseling Center in Pearland! Every day people like you are searching for a new beginning. We admire you for taking such a brave step. Change does not start in our first session, it has already begun. At our center we are dedicated to you, the client, and meeting your goals! Reach out to schedule your appointment with our care coordinator, Danny, by calling 346-440-1800.
Welcome to Texas Counseling Center in Pearland! Every day people like you are searching for a new beginning. We admire you for taking such a brave step. Change does not start in our first session, it has already begun. At our center we are dedicated to you, the client, and meeting your goals! Reach out to schedule your appointment with our care coordinator, Danny, by calling 346-440-1800.
(346) 239-1690 View (346) 239-1690
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Ana Maria Serrano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CCTP, CMHIMP
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Fresno, TX 77545  (Online Only)
Are you ready to breakthrough roadblocks in your life, tap into clarity, and live in peace with yourself and others? Perhaps life is a disappointment right now, and you feel like the things you’ve tried to change haven’t helped. You may be suffering under the heaviness of depressive thoughts, troubled relationships, past trauma and wounds, exhaustion, or anxiety.
Are you ready to breakthrough roadblocks in your life, tap into clarity, and live in peace with yourself and others? Perhaps life is a disappointment right now, and you feel like the things you’ve tried to change haven’t helped. You may be suffering under the heaviness of depressive thoughts, troubled relationships, past trauma and wounds, exhaustion, or anxiety.
(281) 399-4103 View (281) 399-4103
MYS Counseling & Assessment
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, EdD, CART
Verified Verified
Fresno, TX 77545
Our team is focused on helping our clients and their families find peace and success in their home, work and relationships through our unique method. It is brief and solution-focused, enabling clients to reconnect with their authentic selves and be the person they know they can be. Our therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists are of one mind, that you are unique and valuable, and have the potential to succeed in life and relationships. Our brief therapy period focuses on helping you know how your brain is tripping you up and how it can heal you as well, know yourself better than ever, and reclaim lost self-esteem and freedom!
Our team is focused on helping our clients and their families find peace and success in their home, work and relationships through our unique method. It is brief and solution-focused, enabling clients to reconnect with their authentic selves and be the person they know they can be. Our therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists are of one mind, that you are unique and valuable, and have the potential to succeed in life and relationships. Our brief therapy period focuses on helping you know how your brain is tripping you up and how it can heal you as well, know yourself better than ever, and reclaim lost self-esteem and freedom!
(979) 428-2930 View (979) 428-2930

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Katherine Crooms - Thrive Integrative Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Missouri City, TX 77489  (Online Only)
I have specialized training and experience using research-based EMDR, CPT and CBT.
Anxiety, hopelessness, irritability, distrust, trouble sleeping, lack of motivation, and low self-esteem are all signals that your body is trying to process and cope with something. Your past experiences and present environment shape the way new dynamics, trauma, interpersonal relationships, and loss affect you and this is different for each person. You may notice changes in your thoughts, behaviors, and feelings; perhaps new physical symptoms. Disruptions in connection, contentment, confidence, and peace happen in life. Together, we will identify your body’s signals, and the areas of your life you would like to be different.
I have specialized training and experience using research-based EMDR, CPT and CBT.
Anxiety, hopelessness, irritability, distrust, trouble sleeping, lack of motivation, and low self-esteem are all signals that your body is trying to process and cope with something. Your past experiences and present environment shape the way new dynamics, trauma, interpersonal relationships, and loss affect you and this is different for each person. You may notice changes in your thoughts, behaviors, and feelings; perhaps new physical symptoms. Disruptions in connection, contentment, confidence, and peace happen in life. Together, we will identify your body’s signals, and the areas of your life you would like to be different.
(469) 314-9636 View (469) 314-9636
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Abbie Cecil
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Missouri City, TX 77459
As such, my therapeutic style is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing(EMDR)/Internal Family Systems(IFS).
Do you have difficulty maintaining focus and a piece of mind? Are you someone who appears to have it all together, but still find yourself experiencing unpredictable emotions, bouts of anxiety and depression that have strained your relationships? Do you have an internal fear that you will be exposed as broken? Trauma serves as a filter, a lens through which a person views the world. Everything is shaded differently. It can have you feeling like “What’s wrong with me?” and “I’ll never feel at home with myself” or “Why does life have to be this hard?”. So now you’re ready to make a change. You’re ready to feel relief.
As such, my therapeutic style is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing(EMDR)/Internal Family Systems(IFS).
Do you have difficulty maintaining focus and a piece of mind? Are you someone who appears to have it all together, but still find yourself experiencing unpredictable emotions, bouts of anxiety and depression that have strained your relationships? Do you have an internal fear that you will be exposed as broken? Trauma serves as a filter, a lens through which a person views the world. Everything is shaded differently. It can have you feeling like “What’s wrong with me?” and “I’ll never feel at home with myself” or “Why does life have to be this hard?”. So now you’re ready to make a change. You’re ready to feel relief.
(832) 345-3105 View (832) 345-3105
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Celeste Lott
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Missouri City, TX 77459
I am a certified Perinatal Mental Health professional (PMH-C) and am EMDR trained.
Sometimes life takes a turn that we did not expect and the way we used to cope and survive no longer works for us. I am excited to join you on this path towards self-exploration while holding a safe place for you to discover, grow, and heal. I believe the therapeutic relationship is a critical component to making counseling work. I value the importance of hearing your unique story and the struggles you are experiencing. I work with clients 18 and older with specific various presenting concerns including: family of origin & attachment issues, adjustment to life changes, communication struggles, and boundary setting in relationships.
I am a certified Perinatal Mental Health professional (PMH-C) and am EMDR trained.
Sometimes life takes a turn that we did not expect and the way we used to cope and survive no longer works for us. I am excited to join you on this path towards self-exploration while holding a safe place for you to discover, grow, and heal. I believe the therapeutic relationship is a critical component to making counseling work. I value the importance of hearing your unique story and the struggles you are experiencing. I work with clients 18 and older with specific various presenting concerns including: family of origin & attachment issues, adjustment to life changes, communication struggles, and boundary setting in relationships.
(281) 672-8776 View (281) 672-8776
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Lisa Kruse
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Waitlist for new clients
Many people think of EMDR only as a therapy for trauma, but it is actually a comprehensive protocol designed to get the stuck things moving, relieve painful feelings, and really to help you get out of your own way.
Are you experiencing chronic stress, feeling stuck in painful past experiences, or a desire to move forward in your career or relationships? Using EMDR and Brainspotting, I help people who seek productive therapy for lasting relief and forward movement towards their goals - people who don't want to spend months and years in therapy only to find themselves in the same patterns and the same pain. Many of my clients desire better relationships with their partner or children - especially with teenaged children! Often I work with people who are going through a major life transition and feel frozen, sad or overwhelmed.
Many people think of EMDR only as a therapy for trauma, but it is actually a comprehensive protocol designed to get the stuck things moving, relieve painful feelings, and really to help you get out of your own way.
Are you experiencing chronic stress, feeling stuck in painful past experiences, or a desire to move forward in your career or relationships? Using EMDR and Brainspotting, I help people who seek productive therapy for lasting relief and forward movement towards their goals - people who don't want to spend months and years in therapy only to find themselves in the same patterns and the same pain. Many of my clients desire better relationships with their partner or children - especially with teenaged children! Often I work with people who are going through a major life transition and feel frozen, sad or overwhelmed.
(832) 979-6973 View (832) 979-6973
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Kelsie Valle
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
Missouri City, TX 77459
In our practice, we work with individuals and families to create treatment plans to meet their goals. Our holistic approach integrates play therapy techniques and EMDR to heal from past trauma, allowing for the building of brighter futures. We work with all ages, ranging from toddlers to seniors. Our practice is experienced in supporting families from diverse backgrounds, including families with adopted children. Within our practice, we offer music therapy and Yoga services. I personally specialize in working with families and individuals suffering from eating disorders, trauma, and self-harm.
In our practice, we work with individuals and families to create treatment plans to meet their goals. Our holistic approach integrates play therapy techniques and EMDR to heal from past trauma, allowing for the building of brighter futures. We work with all ages, ranging from toddlers to seniors. Our practice is experienced in supporting families from diverse backgrounds, including families with adopted children. Within our practice, we offer music therapy and Yoga services. I personally specialize in working with families and individuals suffering from eating disorders, trauma, and self-harm.
(832) 952-1857 View (832) 952-1857
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The Open Palms Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Missouri City, TX 77489  (Online Only)
I provide telehealth services from the comfort of your home, utlizing evidence based therapuetic approaches such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialetical behavior therapy (DBT) and trained in EMDR,.
Do you worry about coping with everyday needs, life expectations, and your goals of being at peace with yourself? Have you often wondered if you are enough if your needs matter, and feel seen? Life is full of challenges that can make us feel inadequate, with self-doubt and anxiety. There is more to living than being plagued with these feelings. Nothing is more worthy than having the confidence that you are living a life with purpose, values, and passion. If your goal is to rededicate your life to things that matter to you, therapy can provide you with the roadmap to make those changes.
I provide telehealth services from the comfort of your home, utlizing evidence based therapuetic approaches such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialetical behavior therapy (DBT) and trained in EMDR,.
Do you worry about coping with everyday needs, life expectations, and your goals of being at peace with yourself? Have you often wondered if you are enough if your needs matter, and feel seen? Life is full of challenges that can make us feel inadequate, with self-doubt and anxiety. There is more to living than being plagued with these feelings. Nothing is more worthy than having the confidence that you are living a life with purpose, values, and passion. If your goal is to rededicate your life to things that matter to you, therapy can provide you with the roadmap to make those changes.
(346) 708-6036 View (346) 708-6036
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The Solstice Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Missouri City, TX 77459  (Online Only)
Interventions include EMDR, Trauma based, CBT, spiritual etc.
Humans are born needing to feel safe, know we are loved and feel worthy of that love. Sometimes life experiences can confuse us and make it difficult to get this need met but The Solstice Center is here to assist you in revealing the peace you have always deserved. Together we will uncover belief systems and thought patterns that no longer serve you and move you closer to being the person you have always known you are. The Solstice Center makes it safe to feel your emotions and work through them.
Interventions include EMDR, Trauma based, CBT, spiritual etc.
Humans are born needing to feel safe, know we are loved and feel worthy of that love. Sometimes life experiences can confuse us and make it difficult to get this need met but The Solstice Center is here to assist you in revealing the peace you have always deserved. Together we will uncover belief systems and thought patterns that no longer serve you and move you closer to being the person you have always known you are. The Solstice Center makes it safe to feel your emotions and work through them.
(281) 377-7828 View (281) 377-7828
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Nicole Ponce Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Collectively, we are trained in a variety of modalities and skills, including CBT, DBT, EMDR, attachment theory, adolescent counseling, relationship building, communication skills, IFS, trauma informed therapy, and more! Reach out today for a FREE 15-minute consultation!.
If you’re looking for a new therapist, it’s likely that you are experiencing distress, anxiety, grief, or trauma and are wanting to find relief. Maybe you’re looking for coping skills to help, maybe you want to improve your relationships, or maybe you’re wanting to get to know yourself better. Whatever the reason, we’re here to help.
Collectively, we are trained in a variety of modalities and skills, including CBT, DBT, EMDR, attachment theory, adolescent counseling, relationship building, communication skills, IFS, trauma informed therapy, and more! Reach out today for a FREE 15-minute consultation!.
If you’re looking for a new therapist, it’s likely that you are experiencing distress, anxiety, grief, or trauma and are wanting to find relief. Maybe you’re looking for coping skills to help, maybe you want to improve your relationships, or maybe you’re wanting to get to know yourself better. Whatever the reason, we’re here to help.
(409) 292-8909 View (409) 292-8909
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Laura Braziel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MMFT, LPC, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77479
With Certification in EMDR and over 12 years in private practice, I have extensive training and clinical experience treating trauma-related symptoms, suicidal thinking, self-harm behaviors, anxiety and depression. I also provide education and guidance both in therapy sessions and public speaking to parents and teens towards the forming of healthier patterns of behavior through skills in validation, communication and conflict resolution.
With Certification in EMDR and over 12 years in private practice, I have extensive training and clinical experience treating trauma-related symptoms, suicidal thinking, self-harm behaviors, anxiety and depression. I also provide education and guidance both in therapy sessions and public speaking to parents and teens towards the forming of healthier patterns of behavior through skills in validation, communication and conflict resolution.
(281) 915-4303 View (281) 915-4303
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Brent E Crane
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pearland, TX 77584
EMDR, hypnotherapy, and Psych-K provide powerful alternatives to traditional talk therapy approaches, identifying and reprogramming underlying belief systems and subconscious processes that block your best efforts from creating the outcomes you are looking for and deserve.
I love working with people who are motivated for something better in their lives but haven’t been able to figure out what’s blocking them from having it. This can include relationships, career, success, sports, family, happiness, confidence and more. Maybe you feel unworthy or incapable of having that something better. Maybe trauma, mental illness or something else you can’t even define knocked you off track. Maybe you never remember being on track because it has been so long since you had that experience. There is hope and together we can find answers.
EMDR, hypnotherapy, and Psych-K provide powerful alternatives to traditional talk therapy approaches, identifying and reprogramming underlying belief systems and subconscious processes that block your best efforts from creating the outcomes you are looking for and deserve.
I love working with people who are motivated for something better in their lives but haven’t been able to figure out what’s blocking them from having it. This can include relationships, career, success, sports, family, happiness, confidence and more. Maybe you feel unworthy or incapable of having that something better. Maybe trauma, mental illness or something else you can’t even define knocked you off track. Maybe you never remember being on track because it has been so long since you had that experience. There is hope and together we can find answers.
(346) 309-0089 View (346) 309-0089
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Laila Narsi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CMMT, CMT-P
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77479
I am a Psychotherapist certified in EMDR Therapy as well Approved Consultant.
We all have inner wisdom which holds the answers to our questions. At the center of our beings we know who we are and what we want but getting there can sometimes be difficult. Using sound innovative psychotherapeutic techniques I work with my clients towards their goals. Whether I work with individual, couples, families, or groups, I understand the importance of a healthy relationship, excellent rapport, non-judgment, honesty and the need for confidentiality in working towards these goals. I also now offer Telehealth/Virtual sessions.
I am a Psychotherapist certified in EMDR Therapy as well Approved Consultant.
We all have inner wisdom which holds the answers to our questions. At the center of our beings we know who we are and what we want but getting there can sometimes be difficult. Using sound innovative psychotherapeutic techniques I work with my clients towards their goals. Whether I work with individual, couples, families, or groups, I understand the importance of a healthy relationship, excellent rapport, non-judgment, honesty and the need for confidentiality in working towards these goals. I also now offer Telehealth/Virtual sessions.
(281) 675-2722 View (281) 675-2722
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Meagan Davenport
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, RPT, CSC, NCC
Verified Verified
Missouri City, TX 77459
Meagan is trained in Child Centered Play Therapy, Theraplay, EMDR, IFS, and also uses the IATP model which focuses on establishing strong attachments to caregivers and healing from past traumas.
“Does every family go through this?” “Why is this so hard?” “I need help!” Every family has a season of struggle. You are not alone. Meagan uses a family system approach, which allows for the entire family to benefit and heal from the therapeutic process. Together we will create a plan that best suits your family’s needs. Meagan’s focus is working with children from hard places; children who have experienced traumas, adopted children, foster children, and children from divorced families. These can include but are not limited to those who struggle with self-regulation, behavior responses, anxiety, and meltdowns.
Meagan is trained in Child Centered Play Therapy, Theraplay, EMDR, IFS, and also uses the IATP model which focuses on establishing strong attachments to caregivers and healing from past traumas.
“Does every family go through this?” “Why is this so hard?” “I need help!” Every family has a season of struggle. You are not alone. Meagan uses a family system approach, which allows for the entire family to benefit and heal from the therapeutic process. Together we will create a plan that best suits your family’s needs. Meagan’s focus is working with children from hard places; children who have experienced traumas, adopted children, foster children, and children from divorced families. These can include but are not limited to those who struggle with self-regulation, behavior responses, anxiety, and meltdowns.
(281) 672-8986 View (281) 672-8986
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Miranda DiBenedetto
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Missouri City, TX 77459
"All you need is twenty seconds of insane courage and I promise you, something great will come of it.” Here you are embracing that terrifying moment of courage. That's all it takes to completely change your life around. I have worked in every field of mental health, from inpatient hospitalization, to prison and jail settings, to community outreach and with experience using many theories as well as being trained in EMDR, I have seen and heard it all. I will help guide you through any challenge or obstacle that you are facing.
"All you need is twenty seconds of insane courage and I promise you, something great will come of it.” Here you are embracing that terrifying moment of courage. That's all it takes to completely change your life around. I have worked in every field of mental health, from inpatient hospitalization, to prison and jail settings, to community outreach and with experience using many theories as well as being trained in EMDR, I have seen and heard it all. I will help guide you through any challenge or obstacle that you are facing.
(346) 205-0990 View (346) 205-0990
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Helen Jimenez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Missouri City, TX 77459
I am a National Board-Certified Counselor and EMDR Certified therapist with over 15 years of experience in mental health working with adolescents and adults. I am also a Texas Board Certified Supervisor and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist. I am a current Doctoral Candidate (Doctor of Psychology) and help clients work through their uncomfortable situations to achieve their personal goals and growth. My approach is one to work alongside you to help you through complex trauma, depression, anxiety, or negative things that are impacting you.
I am a National Board-Certified Counselor and EMDR Certified therapist with over 15 years of experience in mental health working with adolescents and adults. I am also a Texas Board Certified Supervisor and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist. I am a current Doctoral Candidate (Doctor of Psychology) and help clients work through their uncomfortable situations to achieve their personal goals and growth. My approach is one to work alongside you to help you through complex trauma, depression, anxiety, or negative things that are impacting you.
(281) 973-4617 View (281) 973-4617
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Harold Haven Boggs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LCDC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77479  (Online Only)
I am certified in EMDR Eye Movement Therapy, and have a special appreciation for veterans, active military, police, and all other first-responders.
I help adults with: (divorce, remarriage, PTSD, alcohol, drugs, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide prevention, compulsive sex, job loss; physical illness and disability; eldering); male teens: (problems with self-confidence, sexuality and identity; relationship with parents; alcohol drug problems, depression, grief); with : parents' divorce, or remarriage); families with : (Covenant Marriage, pre-marriage, remarriage, blended families, conflict and violence, abuse, divorce, empty nest), parents : (parent-child conflicts, problems with co-parenting, single-parenting and/or blending families, difficulties with CPS cases, and in-laws
I am certified in EMDR Eye Movement Therapy, and have a special appreciation for veterans, active military, police, and all other first-responders.
I help adults with: (divorce, remarriage, PTSD, alcohol, drugs, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide prevention, compulsive sex, job loss; physical illness and disability; eldering); male teens: (problems with self-confidence, sexuality and identity; relationship with parents; alcohol drug problems, depression, grief); with : parents' divorce, or remarriage); families with : (Covenant Marriage, pre-marriage, remarriage, blended families, conflict and violence, abuse, divorce, empty nest), parents : (parent-child conflicts, problems with co-parenting, single-parenting and/or blending families, difficulties with CPS cases, and in-laws
(281) 978-2998 View (281) 978-2998
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Tammy Jo Boudreaux
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Missouri City, TX 77489
I am trained in EMDR.
My primary focus is to assist emergency responders, dispatchers, and other public safety personnel, military vets, and their families who have experienced a critical incident. Critical incidents can be traumatic to the brain and lead to repetitive images, sounds, and smells that won't go away. Common symptoms are increased startle response, sleep disturbance, nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, depression and anger outbursts. Sometimes the brain needs help in healing.
I am trained in EMDR.
My primary focus is to assist emergency responders, dispatchers, and other public safety personnel, military vets, and their families who have experienced a critical incident. Critical incidents can be traumatic to the brain and lead to repetitive images, sounds, and smells that won't go away. Common symptoms are increased startle response, sleep disturbance, nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, depression and anger outbursts. Sometimes the brain needs help in healing.
(832) 539-7673 View (832) 539-7673

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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.