EMDR Therapists in Stafford, TX

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Laura Braziel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MMFT, LPC, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stafford, TX 77477
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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Karen T Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Stafford, TX 77477
I have specialized training in EMDR and Trauma-Focused CBT.
For 20 years, I have helped children and their families cope with bad things that sometimes happen in a child's life. This includes abuse, divorce, school issues, loss of a loved one, or low self-esteem. I understand the ripple effects that these can have on family members and how hard it is to watch your child struggle. I use a neuroscience-informed approach to create a safe environment for clients to release the emotional pain in a way that makes the most effective use of your time.
I have specialized training in EMDR and Trauma-Focused CBT.
For 20 years, I have helped children and their families cope with bad things that sometimes happen in a child's life. This includes abuse, divorce, school issues, loss of a loved one, or low self-esteem. I understand the ripple effects that these can have on family members and how hard it is to watch your child struggle. I use a neuroscience-informed approach to create a safe environment for clients to release the emotional pain in a way that makes the most effective use of your time.
(281) 891-3953 View (281) 891-3953
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Providence Counseling & Consulting, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, (LPC), LCDC-I, NCC
Verified Verified
Stafford, TX 77477  (Online Only)
Hi there! Welcome to my profile and thank you for stopping by! My name is Priye Mukoro. I'm thrilled to connect with you. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), my mission is to empower you to understand, manage, and overcome anxiety and depression. I specialize in providing therapy services for children, adolescent and adults navigating through anxiety, depression, anger, and grief. I have experience working with multicultural clients. It's deeply rewarding to witness my clients experience substantial reductions in symptoms and enhancements in their quality of life, testament to the effectiveness of our collaborative efforts.
Hi there! Welcome to my profile and thank you for stopping by! My name is Priye Mukoro. I'm thrilled to connect with you. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), my mission is to empower you to understand, manage, and overcome anxiety and depression. I specialize in providing therapy services for children, adolescent and adults navigating through anxiety, depression, anger, and grief. I have experience working with multicultural clients. It's deeply rewarding to witness my clients experience substantial reductions in symptoms and enhancements in their quality of life, testament to the effectiveness of our collaborative efforts.
(281) 957-1307 View (281) 957-1307
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Jordan Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stafford, TX 77477
In our lives, we often encounter a multitude of expectations imposed by society, family members, partners, friends, social media, and even ourselves. These expectations can create a sense of confusion, insecurity, and loneliness. I understand that navigating life’s complexities can be overwhelming, and it is during these times that we may experience an array of uncomfortable thoughts and feelings.
In our lives, we often encounter a multitude of expectations imposed by society, family members, partners, friends, social media, and even ourselves. These expectations can create a sense of confusion, insecurity, and loneliness. I understand that navigating life’s complexities can be overwhelming, and it is during these times that we may experience an array of uncomfortable thoughts and feelings.
(832) 924-8185 View (832) 924-8185
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Jennifer Chapple
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Stafford, TX 77477
I just might be the therapist for you if you are someone who feels stuck in life, unable to be free of your unhappiness. If you have lost faith in your abilities, unsure of your purpose in life, or if you find yourself frozen in fear unable to move through your problems and make decisions. As your therapist, I will help you not to judge yourself for these problems, but to accept and learn skills to manage them. Whatever it is that keeps you from living your best life, I would like to share my knowledge and skills with you.
I just might be the therapist for you if you are someone who feels stuck in life, unable to be free of your unhappiness. If you have lost faith in your abilities, unsure of your purpose in life, or if you find yourself frozen in fear unable to move through your problems and make decisions. As your therapist, I will help you not to judge yourself for these problems, but to accept and learn skills to manage them. Whatever it is that keeps you from living your best life, I would like to share my knowledge and skills with you.
(713) 338-9138 View (713) 338-9138
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Lynsay E. Gaines
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stafford, TX 77477
Are you trying to find balance in your life? Are you having difficulty maintaining healthy relationships with others? Do you constantly worry about things and feel overwhelmed? Knowing where to go and seeking help for dealing with these life issues is not easy. I believe therapy is a collaborative process for helping individuals to identify resources and solutions for their areas of concern. I work alongside individuals to help them change their ways of thinking about various aspects of their life, enhance coping skills, their response to stressors, and improve relationships.
Are you trying to find balance in your life? Are you having difficulty maintaining healthy relationships with others? Do you constantly worry about things and feel overwhelmed? Knowing where to go and seeking help for dealing with these life issues is not easy. I believe therapy is a collaborative process for helping individuals to identify resources and solutions for their areas of concern. I work alongside individuals to help them change their ways of thinking about various aspects of their life, enhance coping skills, their response to stressors, and improve relationships.
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Janella del Mundo Gee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
Stafford, TX 77477
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with children and parents. I have been working in the field of play therapy since 2011 when I was a graduate student. My approach to play therapy is non-directive, client-centered play therapy. I have worked with children from diverse backgrounds. I look at each child and figure out which therapeutic modality works best for them. In terms of parenting, I use Theraplay to build the attachment bond with the parent and child. I also assess the family and we can collaborate on ways that meet your family's needs.
I specialize in working with children and parents. I have been working in the field of play therapy since 2011 when I was a graduate student. My approach to play therapy is non-directive, client-centered play therapy. I have worked with children from diverse backgrounds. I look at each child and figure out which therapeutic modality works best for them. In terms of parenting, I use Theraplay to build the attachment bond with the parent and child. I also assess the family and we can collaborate on ways that meet your family's needs.
(346) 771-1487 View (346) 771-1487
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Toye Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Stafford, TX 77477
Are you struggling with unexplained sadness, feeling hopeless, helpless, irritable or just angry? Are you or your child feeling anxious, fearful, worried, have experienced trauma or have difficulty adjusting to a change?. Do you have relationship problems with your child or can't get along with others? Are you having difficulty maintaining work and life balance? I am available to assist you in developing greater self awareness and work in collaboration to overcome your challenges. I am passionate about helping children, teen, and adults build effective relationships, manage depression, anger, anxiety, and trauma related issues
Are you struggling with unexplained sadness, feeling hopeless, helpless, irritable or just angry? Are you or your child feeling anxious, fearful, worried, have experienced trauma or have difficulty adjusting to a change?. Do you have relationship problems with your child or can't get along with others? Are you having difficulty maintaining work and life balance? I am available to assist you in developing greater self awareness and work in collaboration to overcome your challenges. I am passionate about helping children, teen, and adults build effective relationships, manage depression, anger, anxiety, and trauma related issues
(346) 226-3756 View (346) 226-3756
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Sangeetha S. Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Stafford, TX 77477  (Online Only)
Let's be real—we're all struggling. Whether you’re masking yourself to appear okay on the outside when you’re actually breaking on the inside, or you’re trapped in thinking that you can’t confide in others because your emotions would be “too much” for them to handle, or you’re pushing down your emotions because you’ve learned that they are bad, selfish, or shameful to feel—you are not alone. I have felt stuck there before too, and I'm here to walk with you through your unique journey to finding peace, hope, and meaning in life.
Let's be real—we're all struggling. Whether you’re masking yourself to appear okay on the outside when you’re actually breaking on the inside, or you’re trapped in thinking that you can’t confide in others because your emotions would be “too much” for them to handle, or you’re pushing down your emotions because you’ve learned that they are bad, selfish, or shameful to feel—you are not alone. I have felt stuck there before too, and I'm here to walk with you through your unique journey to finding peace, hope, and meaning in life.
(512) 717-5944 View (512) 717-5944
MYS Counseling & Assessment
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, EdD, CART
Verified Verified
Stafford, TX 77477
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

More Therapists Nearby

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Desiree St Pierre
LPC Associate, MS, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
My EMDR training has qualified me to help clients with trauma and I have witnessed amazing healing come from the results.
There is hope – and I am so glad you are now taking the first step toward feeling better. In the golden years of my life, I know the struggles life can bring and am passionate about helping others work through and heal from life’s challenges. I care about how you feel and what life has handed you. I would love to help support you in creating a roadmap to the life you deserve - a happier, brighter, healthier, balanced, calm, and whole life.
My EMDR training has qualified me to help clients with trauma and I have witnessed amazing healing come from the results.
There is hope – and I am so glad you are now taking the first step toward feeling better. In the golden years of my life, I know the struggles life can bring and am passionate about helping others work through and heal from life’s challenges. I care about how you feel and what life has handed you. I would love to help support you in creating a roadmap to the life you deserve - a happier, brighter, healthier, balanced, calm, and whole life.
(346) 746-7970 View (346) 746-7970
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Leticia Bhola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Missouri City, TX 77459
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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Lauren Alyse Rushton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
I am trained in EMDR to treat trauma and make it to where the effects of the trauma no longer run your life, Theraplay, a type of therapy that involves play to promote healing by strengthening attachment to caregivers, and Internal family systems (IFS) which helps foster inner peace with different conflicting emotions.
Is my kid the only one who does that? Do other families deal with is? Am I failing as a parent? What will my child's future hold? I have good news! You are not alone, and not the only one struggling. It can be scary and isolating when wondering how to help your child with their behavior problems, or mental health struggles. I am passionate about working with kids that have been through hard things including abusive situations, foster care, medical trauma, and bullying just to name a few. I love helping kids and their caregivers learn about how their brains work and how to help them heal to move forward in life with confidence.
I am trained in EMDR to treat trauma and make it to where the effects of the trauma no longer run your life, Theraplay, a type of therapy that involves play to promote healing by strengthening attachment to caregivers, and Internal family systems (IFS) which helps foster inner peace with different conflicting emotions.
Is my kid the only one who does that? Do other families deal with is? Am I failing as a parent? What will my child's future hold? I have good news! You are not alone, and not the only one struggling. It can be scary and isolating when wondering how to help your child with their behavior problems, or mental health struggles. I am passionate about working with kids that have been through hard things including abusive situations, foster care, medical trauma, and bullying just to name a few. I love helping kids and their caregivers learn about how their brains work and how to help them heal to move forward in life with confidence.
(346) 449-5714 View (346) 449-5714
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Lisa Dávila O'Toole
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478  (Online Only)
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy (EMDR).
I work with individual adults via Telehealth. My clients come to me because they are suffering from anxiety, depression or relationship issues despite all they have tried before, sometimes even therapy. I believe the client-therapist relationship is essential and therefore strive to provide a therapeutic experience of acceptance and compassion to promote a space for healing, resolution and goal attainment. I work from a holistic and healing approach considering all aspects of your lifestyle. As such, you can expect to be empowered with an individual understanding of wellness and applicable tools to create a life well lived.
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy (EMDR).
I work with individual adults via Telehealth. My clients come to me because they are suffering from anxiety, depression or relationship issues despite all they have tried before, sometimes even therapy. I believe the client-therapist relationship is essential and therefore strive to provide a therapeutic experience of acceptance and compassion to promote a space for healing, resolution and goal attainment. I work from a holistic and healing approach considering all aspects of your lifestyle. As such, you can expect to be empowered with an individual understanding of wellness and applicable tools to create a life well lived.
(713) 766-5940 View (713) 766-5940
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Helen Jimenez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478
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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Messina Delgado
LPC Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478
I am also trained in and have used EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) with children, teens, adults of both the neurodiverse (Autism, ADHD, etc.
Our time together will be spent figuring the aspects of life - emotional, intellectual, sensory-based, and behavioral- throughout your own story. Growing into learning how to listen to yourself so you can trust what it is you know, and what it is you need will be at the core of each session so that the feelings of stress, overwhelm, anxiousness, depression no longer keep you detached from yourself. The tools I use are done with cultural considerations, and by acknowledging the extra burdens social constructs and systemic environments put on you. I start with listening and being a witness to your story.
I am also trained in and have used EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) with children, teens, adults of both the neurodiverse (Autism, ADHD, etc.
Our time together will be spent figuring the aspects of life - emotional, intellectual, sensory-based, and behavioral- throughout your own story. Growing into learning how to listen to yourself so you can trust what it is you know, and what it is you need will be at the core of each session so that the feelings of stress, overwhelm, anxiousness, depression no longer keep you detached from yourself. The tools I use are done with cultural considerations, and by acknowledging the extra burdens social constructs and systemic environments put on you. I start with listening and being a witness to your story.
(346) 707-2162 View (346) 707-2162
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Laila Narsi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CMMT, CMT-P
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
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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Madhuri Govindu ( Emdr Trained)
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, NCC, EMDR, AA Psyc, CBT-TF
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478  (Online Only)
I use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy combined with EMDR to help you recover from trauma, and conditioned thoughts that are not serving you any longer.
Accepting new clients in Texas. I am a trauma-informed multilingual, psychotherapist and career specialist with over 18 years of coaching experience working with individuals and families through organizations. Specialties in working with individuals who are survivors of crime, domestic violence, dysfunctional relationships, and abuse issues. In our free initial consultation, I can provide you with more information on EMDR and how it can help you heal from trauma effectively. I also specialize in Career Transitions, Work Stress, Bullying at work, and Career Confusion. Fluent in Telugu, Bengali, Assamese, Bihari, and Hindi. Call me!
I use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy combined with EMDR to help you recover from trauma, and conditioned thoughts that are not serving you any longer.
Accepting new clients in Texas. I am a trauma-informed multilingual, psychotherapist and career specialist with over 18 years of coaching experience working with individuals and families through organizations. Specialties in working with individuals who are survivors of crime, domestic violence, dysfunctional relationships, and abuse issues. In our free initial consultation, I can provide you with more information on EMDR and how it can help you heal from trauma effectively. I also specialize in Career Transitions, Work Stress, Bullying at work, and Career Confusion. Fluent in Telugu, Bengali, Assamese, Bihari, and Hindi. Call me!
(832) 645-4505 View (832) 645-4505
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Rebecca Denise Perez
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Growing up in a large, blended family, I learned firsthand how to deal with relationships of all kinds. I counseled veterans and civilians suffering from PTSD and childhood trauma. This led me to EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) which can yield remarkable results in processing and healing trauma responses. In addition to EMDR I also use Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT and DBT. There is a solution to end the cycle of suffering. We can be free of emotional pain caused by trauma and childhood experiences to live our best lives now.
Growing up in a large, blended family, I learned firsthand how to deal with relationships of all kinds. I counseled veterans and civilians suffering from PTSD and childhood trauma. This led me to EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) which can yield remarkable results in processing and healing trauma responses. In addition to EMDR I also use Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT and DBT. There is a solution to end the cycle of suffering. We can be free of emotional pain caused by trauma and childhood experiences to live our best lives now.
(346) 616-9177 View (346) 616-9177
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Teresa Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, RPT, NCC, NCSC
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Teresa is trained in EMDR and has additional training to work with children using this modality.
Is your child anxious or have meltdowns? Does your child have self-esteem issues or have trouble making friends? Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD or have behavior issues at school and home? Teresa is a Registered Play Therapist certified by the Association of Play Therapy. Children use play to process issues. Each family is unique and deserves a plan to assist them with their specific needs. Working as a team with the parents is an important part of the process. She works with the parents as a team to provide the support they need to help their child. Teresa is also Certified to work with Highly Sensitive Children and Adults
Teresa is trained in EMDR and has additional training to work with children using this modality.
Is your child anxious or have meltdowns? Does your child have self-esteem issues or have trouble making friends? Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD or have behavior issues at school and home? Teresa is a Registered Play Therapist certified by the Association of Play Therapy. Children use play to process issues. Each family is unique and deserves a plan to assist them with their specific needs. Working as a team with the parents is an important part of the process. She works with the parents as a team to provide the support they need to help their child. Teresa is also Certified to work with Highly Sensitive Children and Adults
(713) 766-0751 View (713) 766-0751
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.