EMDR Therapists in South Houston, TX

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Mary Ann Johnston
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
South Houston, TX 77587
I also do EMDR for trauma resolution involving life threatening situations, sexual and physical abuse, anxiety and depression.
I am a psychotherapist who has been in private practice for 30 years. Because of the longevity of my work, I have encountered a wide variety of people of all ages and problems. I believe in the dignity and value of each individual person and treat people with empathy, compassion, warmth, and kindness. I give sustained attention during a session and believe that people can solve their own problems with some objective structure and feedback. For my clients' convenience I maintain two offices. Weekend and evening appointments are available.
I also do EMDR for trauma resolution involving life threatening situations, sexual and physical abuse, anxiety and depression.
I am a psychotherapist who has been in private practice for 30 years. Because of the longevity of my work, I have encountered a wide variety of people of all ages and problems. I believe in the dignity and value of each individual person and treat people with empathy, compassion, warmth, and kindness. I give sustained attention during a session and believe that people can solve their own problems with some objective structure and feedback. For my clients' convenience I maintain two offices. Weekend and evening appointments are available.
(713) 667-5659 View (713) 667-5659
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Cultural Refuge Counseling PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A, NCC, TCYM
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
South Houston, TX 77587
If you find yourself grappling with negative self-perceptions, I offer EMDR and Trauma Conscious Yoga Methods, somatic therapies to process memories, emotions, and sensations that may have become entrenched within you.
I am deeply passionate about addressing collective cultural issues and helping those break free from the confines of cultural and familial expectations. For those whose lives have been impacted by childhood abuse, persistent people-pleasing tendencies, or feelings of being the odd one out due to a divergent family path, I stand ready to provide therapeutic support tailored to your needs. I firmly believe that every experience you've had, whether positive or negative, merits validation. Together, we will navigate the intricate web of cultural norms and delve into your personal needs, empowering you to craft the life you envision.
If you find yourself grappling with negative self-perceptions, I offer EMDR and Trauma Conscious Yoga Methods, somatic therapies to process memories, emotions, and sensations that may have become entrenched within you.
I am deeply passionate about addressing collective cultural issues and helping those break free from the confines of cultural and familial expectations. For those whose lives have been impacted by childhood abuse, persistent people-pleasing tendencies, or feelings of being the odd one out due to a divergent family path, I stand ready to provide therapeutic support tailored to your needs. I firmly believe that every experience you've had, whether positive or negative, merits validation. Together, we will navigate the intricate web of cultural norms and delve into your personal needs, empowering you to craft the life you envision.
(737) 252-4009 View (737) 252-4009
Clearhope Counseling Center, 501 C3
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Houston, TX 77587
Clearhope exists to remove access barriers to high-quality mental health services. If it is bothering you, we want to help. We deliver trauma-informed, client-centered services to help you friend the strength and hope for healing and wellness.
Clearhope exists to remove access barriers to high-quality mental health services. If it is bothering you, we want to help. We deliver trauma-informed, client-centered services to help you friend the strength and hope for healing and wellness.
(281) 886-0438 View (281) 886-0438
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I Choose Me, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, CCATP, CMC-1
Verified Verified
South Houston, TX 77587
Waitlist for new clients
You made it! You made it here to finally do what you need to do for yourself. You may not even be sure what it is you need. Guess what, that’s ok. We are here to help. You are choosing you and it’s not selfish, it’s necessary. Anxiety, depression, childhood problems disrupting adulthood, troubles in relationships, stress at work, on and on. Rather it’s one of the above or all, we are ready to partner with you on your journey. We know that relationships will change as we change. This, at times, can cause our love to feel strained. Let us assist in clarifying and expressing love in healthy ways.
You made it! You made it here to finally do what you need to do for yourself. You may not even be sure what it is you need. Guess what, that’s ok. We are here to help. You are choosing you and it’s not selfish, it’s necessary. Anxiety, depression, childhood problems disrupting adulthood, troubles in relationships, stress at work, on and on. Rather it’s one of the above or all, we are ready to partner with you on your journey. We know that relationships will change as we change. This, at times, can cause our love to feel strained. Let us assist in clarifying and expressing love in healthy ways.
(281) 915-2101 View (281) 915-2101

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Candace L. Hargett
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77003
I am trained in ACT, prolonged exposure, cognitive processing therapy and, somatic processing and EMDR.
My goal is to create a space where you feel safe, listened to, understood, and ultimately accepted for everything you are. I will meet you without judgment, preconceptions, or assumptions. You will have my full presence and attention. My goal is to listen without assumption as you unravel your story. In speaking your truth, you may uncover insights about core needs, pain points, relationship patterns, sources of meaning, or who you aspire to become on the other side of this journey. Ultimately, progress lies not in explaining yourself to me, but rather in explaining your unique self to yourself.
I am trained in ACT, prolonged exposure, cognitive processing therapy and, somatic processing and EMDR.
My goal is to create a space where you feel safe, listened to, understood, and ultimately accepted for everything you are. I will meet you without judgment, preconceptions, or assumptions. You will have my full presence and attention. My goal is to listen without assumption as you unravel your story. In speaking your truth, you may uncover insights about core needs, pain points, relationship patterns, sources of meaning, or who you aspire to become on the other side of this journey. Ultimately, progress lies not in explaining yourself to me, but rather in explaining your unique self to yourself.
(786) 244-7347 View (786) 244-7347
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Wild Courage Counseling, PLLC.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCDC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77001  (Online Only)
Howdy and welcome to Wild Courage Counseling. My name is Mandy Randall. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), an evidenced based therapy used in treating PTSD, trauma, depression, anxiety, and other distressing life events. I specialize in working with adult women struggling with distressing life events, such as trauma, anxiety, depression, suicidality, self-harm, chronic pain, care giving duties, and neurodiverse differences.
Howdy and welcome to Wild Courage Counseling. My name is Mandy Randall. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), an evidenced based therapy used in treating PTSD, trauma, depression, anxiety, and other distressing life events. I specialize in working with adult women struggling with distressing life events, such as trauma, anxiety, depression, suicidality, self-harm, chronic pain, care giving duties, and neurodiverse differences.
(210) 610-1754 View (210) 610-1754
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Madiha Anas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77084  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As an EMDR-trained clinician, I work with individuals who have experienced trauma.
If there is a sense of hopelessness surrounding you about what has passed amidst the fear of what is yet to be; if you find yourself stuck as these challenges show up in your relationships, lingering grief, or a sense of powerlessness - know that you don't have to go through this alone. In this space, we can meet. My training has prepared me to provide tailored counseling to individuals, couples, and children navigate challenges of marriage, divorce, and illness or loss of loved ones. Along with private practice, I have worked at behavioral hospitals helping clients struggling with challenges of depression, anxiety, and trauma.
As an EMDR-trained clinician, I work with individuals who have experienced trauma.
If there is a sense of hopelessness surrounding you about what has passed amidst the fear of what is yet to be; if you find yourself stuck as these challenges show up in your relationships, lingering grief, or a sense of powerlessness - know that you don't have to go through this alone. In this space, we can meet. My training has prepared me to provide tailored counseling to individuals, couples, and children navigate challenges of marriage, divorce, and illness or loss of loved ones. Along with private practice, I have worked at behavioral hospitals helping clients struggling with challenges of depression, anxiety, and trauma.
(281) 825-3219 View (281) 825-3219
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Dr. Huda Shaikh
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, BCN
Verified Verified
Friendswood, TX 77546  (Online Only)
My doctoral dissertation was focused on comparing the modalities, EMDR and NFB, in response to intimate partner violence survivor PTSD treatment.
I have worked with a diverse set of populations providing trauma therapy and neurofeedback therapy. Throughout my career, I have built trauma-focused programs at different mental health organizations. With a passion for working with combat veterans, I have also been a contracted Neurofeedback clinician with the Lone Survivor Foundation to serve those that served our nation. I led a trauma team in the Santa Fe District to implement systems and provide trauma-wellness counseling services to students and staff in the district in response to the May 18th mass violence tragedy at Santa Fe High School.
My doctoral dissertation was focused on comparing the modalities, EMDR and NFB, in response to intimate partner violence survivor PTSD treatment.
I have worked with a diverse set of populations providing trauma therapy and neurofeedback therapy. Throughout my career, I have built trauma-focused programs at different mental health organizations. With a passion for working with combat veterans, I have also been a contracted Neurofeedback clinician with the Lone Survivor Foundation to serve those that served our nation. I led a trauma team in the Santa Fe District to implement systems and provide trauma-wellness counseling services to students and staff in the district in response to the May 18th mass violence tragedy at Santa Fe High School.
(832) 346-9820 View (832) 346-9820
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Charles Huston McComb Jr
Licensed Professional Counselor, M A, LPC-S, CSAT, CMAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Friendswood, TX 77546
Huston is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S). He uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and other proven methods of counseling. Having a Christ-centered focus is paramount to his counseling. He earned is supervisor status as he enjoyed supervising PLC interns, sharing the twenty plus years of experience with counselors starting their journey into the profession. He is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a well-known treatment for trauma. He is a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT) and certification as a certified multiple addiction therapist (CMAT).
Huston is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S). He uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and other proven methods of counseling. Having a Christ-centered focus is paramount to his counseling. He earned is supervisor status as he enjoyed supervising PLC interns, sharing the twenty plus years of experience with counselors starting their journey into the profession. He is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a well-known treatment for trauma. He is a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT) and certification as a certified multiple addiction therapist (CMAT).
(346) 220-0087 View (346) 220-0087
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Alana Banks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77075
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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Veronica Bowler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, EMDR, Trained
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Friendswood, TX 77546
Are you feeling overwhelmed or exhausted and finding daily life difficult to manage. Are you dealing with a difficult person, or stressed with family life, relationships, experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression or trauma. I can help and we can work together to find solutions. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Supervisor in Texas. I am also EMDR trained. I utilize an integrative approach with evidence-based models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution Focused Therapy and EMDR.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or exhausted and finding daily life difficult to manage. Are you dealing with a difficult person, or stressed with family life, relationships, experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression or trauma. I can help and we can work together to find solutions. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Supervisor in Texas. I am also EMDR trained. I utilize an integrative approach with evidence-based models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution Focused Therapy and EMDR.
(409) 215-0150 View (409) 215-0150
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Mosaic Mind & Body Wellness, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77001
Driven by a passion for continuous learning, I have pursued advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Trauma Model Therapy Certification (Ross Institute).
Mosaic Mind & Body Wellness offers specialized treatment for trauma and dissociation (DID), embracing a plural-positive approach that honors the uniqueness and value of each individual part. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) providing psychotherapy in the state of Texas. I obtained my Master's in Social Work from Texas A&M University-Commerce and am also a yoga teacher in training. My professional journey includes diverse experiences, ranging from nonprofit work with homeless youth to roles in inpatient and outpatient programs focusing on trauma and dissociation.
Driven by a passion for continuous learning, I have pursued advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Trauma Model Therapy Certification (Ross Institute).
Mosaic Mind & Body Wellness offers specialized treatment for trauma and dissociation (DID), embracing a plural-positive approach that honors the uniqueness and value of each individual part. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) providing psychotherapy in the state of Texas. I obtained my Master's in Social Work from Texas A&M University-Commerce and am also a yoga teacher in training. My professional journey includes diverse experiences, ranging from nonprofit work with homeless youth to roles in inpatient and outpatient programs focusing on trauma and dissociation.
(737) 387-4327 View (737) 387-4327
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Amia Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77010  (Online Only)
With a focus on trauma therapy, I employ EMDR, ART, and EFT/Tapping techniques, empowering your path to liberation and personal growth.
Welcome to my page! I am Amia Taylor, a seasoned clinician licensed in Ohio, Virginia, and Texas with extensive experience building therapeutic partnerships and collaborative alliances. I would be honored to work with you as you start this transformative journey. In our therapeutic alliance, I specialize in supporting individuals dealing with life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. My approach focuses on holding space for understanding and empowerment where your innermost self is heard and celebrated.
With a focus on trauma therapy, I employ EMDR, ART, and EFT/Tapping techniques, empowering your path to liberation and personal growth.
Welcome to my page! I am Amia Taylor, a seasoned clinician licensed in Ohio, Virginia, and Texas with extensive experience building therapeutic partnerships and collaborative alliances. I would be honored to work with you as you start this transformative journey. In our therapeutic alliance, I specialize in supporting individuals dealing with life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. My approach focuses on holding space for understanding and empowerment where your innermost self is heard and celebrated.
(757) 637-1735 View (757) 637-1735
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Emerald Stanton, LMSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77001  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of complex trauma and offer EMDR intensive treatment. I am currently accepting new clients in Nevada and Texas. Please email me or call me for more information.
I specialize in the treatment of complex trauma and offer EMDR intensive treatment. I am currently accepting new clients in Nevada and Texas. Please email me or call me for more information.
(702) 930-3338 View (702) 930-3338
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Joanne Snyder
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Friendswood, TX 77546
I have witnessed EMDR work as an effective tool in therapy and found that resources building through this modality is wonderful to bear witness.
Hi! My name is Joanne Snyder, LPC. I live in Texas and I am passionate about helping people walk through some of the most difficult times in their lives.
I have witnessed EMDR work as an effective tool in therapy and found that resources building through this modality is wonderful to bear witness.
Hi! My name is Joanne Snyder, LPC. I live in Texas and I am passionate about helping people walk through some of the most difficult times in their lives.
(830) 532-7882 View (830) 532-7882
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Tamera Nicole Rasmussen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCC, NCC, C-PD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pearland, TX 77581  (Online Only)
I am also a trained EMDR provider, trained in Co-Parenting Counseling, a registered Circle of Security Parenting© Facilitator.
Hi! While it is necessary to introduce myself according to my education, experience, licensing, and specializations it is more important to let you know that I am a human first. I live life just like you and experience parenting pitfalls, marriage challenges, financial quandaries, and all of the other stuff that life is made of. My role in your life isn’t to tell you what to do or how to do it, it is to use the clinical skills I’ve learned, wisdom I’ve gained, and my clinical experience to help you navigate and heal from the “stuff” in your life.
I am also a trained EMDR provider, trained in Co-Parenting Counseling, a registered Circle of Security Parenting© Facilitator.
Hi! While it is necessary to introduce myself according to my education, experience, licensing, and specializations it is more important to let you know that I am a human first. I live life just like you and experience parenting pitfalls, marriage challenges, financial quandaries, and all of the other stuff that life is made of. My role in your life isn’t to tell you what to do or how to do it, it is to use the clinical skills I’ve learned, wisdom I’ve gained, and my clinical experience to help you navigate and heal from the “stuff” in your life.
(832) 966-3345 View (832) 966-3345
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Jessica Ingram
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77010
EMDR is extremely effective in addressing trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and confidence.
I am so happy you are here, looking for a counselor is a great beginning step! I am licensed in Texas and Colorado. I am accepting new clients. I am an open-minded compassionate Counselor. I understand we all come from different backgrounds, upbringings, and views. I will support you in a safe place while guiding you through your counseling journey of processing the emotional attachment we carry with our life experiences. I am here to help you find your true authentic self and confidence.
EMDR is extremely effective in addressing trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and confidence.
I am so happy you are here, looking for a counselor is a great beginning step! I am licensed in Texas and Colorado. I am accepting new clients. I am an open-minded compassionate Counselor. I understand we all come from different backgrounds, upbringings, and views. I will support you in a safe place while guiding you through your counseling journey of processing the emotional attachment we carry with our life experiences. I am here to help you find your true authentic self and confidence.
(720) 776-2547 View (720) 776-2547
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Melanie Murphey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pasadena, TX 77505
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 x500 View (832) 612-3710 x500
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Brittany Fitzerald
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A, CFLE
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77001
I incorporate EMDR therapy into my individual therapy approach based on my clients’ goals.
Hi, I’m Brittany! I work with women and families looking to recover from traumatic experiences, heal relational wounds, and navigate challenging family dynamics or life transitions. If you relate to any of the above, you know that life can feel like you are not in the drivers seat. I am passionate about creating a space for my clients to reclaim their autonomy and walk away feeling empowered to live the life they want (yes, it’s possible!) My goal is for my clients to feel deeply seen as we make sense of their experiences, inner world, and relationships.
I incorporate EMDR therapy into my individual therapy approach based on my clients’ goals.
Hi, I’m Brittany! I work with women and families looking to recover from traumatic experiences, heal relational wounds, and navigate challenging family dynamics or life transitions. If you relate to any of the above, you know that life can feel like you are not in the drivers seat. I am passionate about creating a space for my clients to reclaim their autonomy and walk away feeling empowered to live the life they want (yes, it’s possible!) My goal is for my clients to feel deeply seen as we make sense of their experiences, inner world, and relationships.
(281) 916-4249 View (281) 916-4249
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Graciela Perarnau de Loukanis
Marriage & Family Therapist, 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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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.