EMDR Therapists in Webster, TX

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Gabriela Pequeno
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Webster, TX 77598
I'm also EMDR trained.
Do you feel like you’re about to hit a breaking point? Are you getting more exhausted by your day-to-day tasks, and struggling with finding the energy for even getting out of bed? I’ve been there - and you don’t have to go through this alone. I work with motivated, insightful adults who have been pushing through their feelings and want to learn how to move towards a better future with increased confidence and hope. In sessions, my goal is to create an open environment where you can let it all out - cursing, crying, and joking are all allowed. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, life changes, and healing from trauma.
I'm also EMDR trained.
Do you feel like you’re about to hit a breaking point? Are you getting more exhausted by your day-to-day tasks, and struggling with finding the energy for even getting out of bed? I’ve been there - and you don’t have to go through this alone. I work with motivated, insightful adults who have been pushing through their feelings and want to learn how to move towards a better future with increased confidence and hope. In sessions, my goal is to create an open environment where you can let it all out - cursing, crying, and joking are all allowed. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, life changes, and healing from trauma.
(346) 639-4292 View (346) 639-4292
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Effective Therapy Solutions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Webster, TX 77598
EMDR Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol IATP for children.
Effective Therapy Solutions incorporate the whole person into the healing process. This includes the spirit, mind, body, and soul. We empower clients to navigate and overcome trauma, fostering resilience for a thriving, prosperous future beyond therapy. Our mission is to provide accessible, effective, and empowering trauma therapy to individuals from diverse backgrounds. Through advocacy, education, and personalized treatment, we aim to break down barriers to mental health care and empower her clients to rewrite their stories of resilience and growth.
EMDR Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol IATP for children.
Effective Therapy Solutions incorporate the whole person into the healing process. This includes the spirit, mind, body, and soul. We empower clients to navigate and overcome trauma, fostering resilience for a thriving, prosperous future beyond therapy. Our mission is to provide accessible, effective, and empowering trauma therapy to individuals from diverse backgrounds. Through advocacy, education, and personalized treatment, we aim to break down barriers to mental health care and empower her clients to rewrite their stories of resilience and growth.
(210) 940-9114 View (210) 940-9114
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Allison Jeanette Briggs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Webster, TX 77598  (Online Only)
I utilize two such approaches, EMDR and Brainspotting.
Do you notice yourself trying to please others or find yourself in unhealthy and destructive relationships and/or work patterns? Do you depend on your partner's happiness to feel ok? Do you think your childhood is impacting the way you relate to others today? Do you notice toxic people showing up in your life and an inability to say no when your boundaries are violated? The good news is that you are noticing these things. That awareness is the stepping off point towards evolving and shedding the layers of who you are NOT, in order to return home to the essence of who you truly are.
I utilize two such approaches, EMDR and Brainspotting.
Do you notice yourself trying to please others or find yourself in unhealthy and destructive relationships and/or work patterns? Do you depend on your partner's happiness to feel ok? Do you think your childhood is impacting the way you relate to others today? Do you notice toxic people showing up in your life and an inability to say no when your boundaries are violated? The good news is that you are noticing these things. That awareness is the stepping off point towards evolving and shedding the layers of who you are NOT, in order to return home to the essence of who you truly are.
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Candice Tillman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Webster, TX 77598
I strive to help clients find transformative growth through different therapy modalities including EMDR, sandtray, play and attachment therapy. I acknowledge the strength and courage it takes to begin the path of therapy. Whether anxiety, depression, trauma or negative behaviors are impacting you or your child's success and happiness, I can walk along side you and your family in the process of healing. We will work collaboratively to create realistic treatment goals to help you achieve goals for a healthy path of life.
I strive to help clients find transformative growth through different therapy modalities including EMDR, sandtray, play and attachment therapy. I acknowledge the strength and courage it takes to begin the path of therapy. Whether anxiety, depression, trauma or negative behaviors are impacting you or your child's success and happiness, I can walk along side you and your family in the process of healing. We will work collaboratively to create realistic treatment goals to help you achieve goals for a healthy path of life.
(281) 816-4436 View (281) 816-4436
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Danielle Fyffe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Webster, TX 77598
I am also an EMDR trained therapist (Eye Movement, Desensitization & Reprocessing).
Hi! As a clinically-trained therapist, I want you to know that the struggles you face and the traumas you have experienced do not have to define you. You have the ability to create a new path for yourself, to live the life you really want to live. I would love to help you create that life. As a Christian counselor, I believe God created perfection and placed it all in the Garden of Eden. Unfortunately, sin entered the picture and people have been struggling with the effects of sin ever since. Sometimes that struggle is beyond our resources and understanding. We need to have someone help us through life's troubles.
I am also an EMDR trained therapist (Eye Movement, Desensitization & Reprocessing).
Hi! As a clinically-trained therapist, I want you to know that the struggles you face and the traumas you have experienced do not have to define you. You have the ability to create a new path for yourself, to live the life you really want to live. I would love to help you create that life. As a Christian counselor, I believe God created perfection and placed it all in the Garden of Eden. Unfortunately, sin entered the picture and people have been struggling with the effects of sin ever since. Sometimes that struggle is beyond our resources and understanding. We need to have someone help us through life's troubles.
(281) 783-3574 View (281) 783-3574
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Cynthia Eileen Renaudo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Webster, TX 77598
, EMDR, and IFS Informed, Cindy specializes in trauma, abuse, anxiety and depressive disorders.
Do you find yourself struggling with the same issues over and over again? Do you feel your relationships are impaired by these patterns? Life is complicated and messy; but, it doesn't have to lack joy, peace, authenticity or intimacy. If you are ready to make a change, give me a call. My training and experience with developmental and relational trauma, blended families and overcoming traumatic experiences enables me to help you find healing. Every day presents the opportunity to begin anew and everyone is capable of finding reconciliation, joy and satisfaction in life despite hardships faced and past choices.
, EMDR, and IFS Informed, Cindy specializes in trauma, abuse, anxiety and depressive disorders.
Do you find yourself struggling with the same issues over and over again? Do you feel your relationships are impaired by these patterns? Life is complicated and messy; but, it doesn't have to lack joy, peace, authenticity or intimacy. If you are ready to make a change, give me a call. My training and experience with developmental and relational trauma, blended families and overcoming traumatic experiences enables me to help you find healing. Every day presents the opportunity to begin anew and everyone is capable of finding reconciliation, joy and satisfaction in life despite hardships faced and past choices.
(281) 746-6926 View (281) 746-6926
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Porcha Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Webster, TX 77598  (Online Only)
Some of the modalities that I employ in my work include cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, person-centered therapy, couples therapy, brainspotting, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and trauma- focused CBT.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor with 10 years of clinical experience. I am licensed in the states of North Carolina and Texas. I have a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelors in Psychology.
Some of the modalities that I employ in my work include cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, person-centered therapy, couples therapy, brainspotting, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and trauma- focused CBT.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor with 10 years of clinical experience. I am licensed in the states of North Carolina and Texas. I have a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelors in Psychology.
(210) 985-9934 View (210) 985-9934
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Shirlecia J Dickson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Webster, TX 77598  (Online Only)
I am committed to walking with you, using evidence-based modalities, such as CBT, Client Centered, Solution Focus, EMDR and Psychoeducation, to assure you meet your goals.
Hi! I’m Shirlecia. I believe Mental health matters for all ages! I have experience working individuals from all walks of life, ages 8+ to the sages. Throughout our sessions together I will work to create a safe, non-judgmental space for you to show up, just as you are.
I am committed to walking with you, using evidence-based modalities, such as CBT, Client Centered, Solution Focus, EMDR and Psychoeducation, to assure you meet your goals.
Hi! I’m Shirlecia. I believe Mental health matters for all ages! I have experience working individuals from all walks of life, ages 8+ to the sages. Throughout our sessions together I will work to create a safe, non-judgmental space for you to show up, just as you are.
(469) 898-8317 View (469) 898-8317
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Sherry Metzker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Webster, TX 77598  (Online Only)
I'm Sherry, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have clinical experience with a wide range of issues including anxiety, trauma, PTSD, relationship difficulties and life transitions. My clinical focus is women and connection. I am eclectic in my approach, combining CBT, ACT, EMDR, Ketamine-Assisted -Psychotherapy (KAP), creative arts and mind-body therapies to help guide you to your most authentic self.
I'm Sherry, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have clinical experience with a wide range of issues including anxiety, trauma, PTSD, relationship difficulties and life transitions. My clinical focus is women and connection. I am eclectic in my approach, combining CBT, ACT, EMDR, Ketamine-Assisted -Psychotherapy (KAP), creative arts and mind-body therapies to help guide you to your most authentic self.
(832) 240-7403 View (832) 240-7403
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Leigh Ann Hoover
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Webster, TX 77598  (Online Only)
As a formally trained EMDR therapist, I am well- versed in the use of evidence based practice to treat PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, sexual trauma, combat trauma, and other issues.
I primarily treat clients who are experiencing high levels of stress, people experiencing trauma, and anyone dealing with anxiety or depression. I try to help clients achieve a sense of work/life balance and a sense of fulfillment in their lives and relationships. I am also offering VA nexus letters for Veterans who are in the process of or considering a VA claim for one or more mental health concerns.
As a formally trained EMDR therapist, I am well- versed in the use of evidence based practice to treat PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, sexual trauma, combat trauma, and other issues.
I primarily treat clients who are experiencing high levels of stress, people experiencing trauma, and anyone dealing with anxiety or depression. I try to help clients achieve a sense of work/life balance and a sense of fulfillment in their lives and relationships. I am also offering VA nexus letters for Veterans who are in the process of or considering a VA claim for one or more mental health concerns.
(415) 941-0425 View (415) 941-0425
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Jeanné Dyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Webster, TX 77598
www.jeannecounseling.com (469) 431-2794 I can walk you through decreasing the challenges of anxiety, depression, and disruptive behavior, and improve academic success, communication in relationships, and education of positive parenting practices. I work with individuals and groups, who have experienced ongoing stress and trauma, using EMDR therapy. EMDR can relieve emotions and sensations that are tied to past trauma and stress. It is my personal and professional desire to help you gain clarity and peace so that the rest of your life can be fully lived with intention, awareness, and you can actually experience joy again.
www.jeannecounseling.com (469) 431-2794 I can walk you through decreasing the challenges of anxiety, depression, and disruptive behavior, and improve academic success, communication in relationships, and education of positive parenting practices. I work with individuals and groups, who have experienced ongoing stress and trauma, using EMDR therapy. EMDR can relieve emotions and sensations that are tied to past trauma and stress. It is my personal and professional desire to help you gain clarity and peace so that the rest of your life can be fully lived with intention, awareness, and you can actually experience joy again.
(832) 895-7766 View (832) 895-7766
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Gracefully Rooted Therapy, EMDR and Brainspotting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Webster, TX 77598
I use EMDR, Brainspotting, PIT, MI, TBRI, CBT, DBT, EFT, ego-state work, enneagram, somatic interventions, and more to help you heal.
Do you come from a complex family? Have you experienced childhood trauma or sexual abuse? Have you maybe experienced relational or spiritual hurt and know that it’s affecting you but you haven’t known how to address it other than talking about it? My client’s are aware that their past experiences affect who they are & how they show up in the world. They want support in healing & changing so they can be free of chronic symptoms & grow with grace! I specialize in helping people achieve lasting relief & growth from the experiences that shape & impact us. Learn more & take our quiz to see if we fit! www.gracefullyrootedcounseling.com
I use EMDR, Brainspotting, PIT, MI, TBRI, CBT, DBT, EFT, ego-state work, enneagram, somatic interventions, and more to help you heal.
Do you come from a complex family? Have you experienced childhood trauma or sexual abuse? Have you maybe experienced relational or spiritual hurt and know that it’s affecting you but you haven’t known how to address it other than talking about it? My client’s are aware that their past experiences affect who they are & how they show up in the world. They want support in healing & changing so they can be free of chronic symptoms & grow with grace! I specialize in helping people achieve lasting relief & growth from the experiences that shape & impact us. Learn more & take our quiz to see if we fit! www.gracefullyrootedcounseling.com
(281) 559-7716 View (281) 559-7716
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Kirsten Reynolds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Webster, TX 77598
If you are looking to heal from childhood wounds, family of origin relationship issues, traumatic experiences, or are looking to know yourself deeper and flourish with purpose, I’m your therapist! My hope is to be an insightful resource and support for your journey, to come alongside you as you heal and become more self aware, and to help you sustainably achieve your goals. I want to help you thrive by showing you how to pay attention to your mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, creative, and systemic health. I use EMDR, PIT, MI, TBRI, Ego-state, EFT, Brainspotting, the enneagram, somatic interventions, & more to help you heal.
If you are looking to heal from childhood wounds, family of origin relationship issues, traumatic experiences, or are looking to know yourself deeper and flourish with purpose, I’m your therapist! My hope is to be an insightful resource and support for your journey, to come alongside you as you heal and become more self aware, and to help you sustainably achieve your goals. I want to help you thrive by showing you how to pay attention to your mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, creative, and systemic health. I use EMDR, PIT, MI, TBRI, Ego-state, EFT, Brainspotting, the enneagram, somatic interventions, & more to help you heal.
(346) 666-7360 View (346) 666-7360
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Jeanette James
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Webster, TX 77598  (Online Only)
I have extensive training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Prolonged Exposure, and am certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy, allowing me treatment flexibility to approach trauma.
My experience in working with Veteran, military, and general adult population clients in English and Spanish, allows me to be empathetic to your unique needs. I tailor your treatment goals through a collaborative approach that allows us to work as a team to empower you to getting back to better. I work with couples presenting with problems in communication and a lack of mutual understanding. Military and Veteran couples also struggle with adjustment to deployments and transitions. With individuals, I specialize in helping you manage trauma, PTSD, anger, depression, insomnia, anxiety, and to help you rediscover who you are.
I have extensive training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Prolonged Exposure, and am certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy, allowing me treatment flexibility to approach trauma.
My experience in working with Veteran, military, and general adult population clients in English and Spanish, allows me to be empathetic to your unique needs. I tailor your treatment goals through a collaborative approach that allows us to work as a team to empower you to getting back to better. I work with couples presenting with problems in communication and a lack of mutual understanding. Military and Veteran couples also struggle with adjustment to deployments and transitions. With individuals, I specialize in helping you manage trauma, PTSD, anger, depression, insomnia, anxiety, and to help you rediscover who you are.
(915) 465-3976 View (915) 465-3976
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Traci L Eichin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCDC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Webster, TX 77598  (Online Only)
I am certified in EMDR therapy, an evidence-based intervention to help shed past traumas in order to get your life back.
Are you stuck and unable to move forward in your life? Sick and tired of being sick and tired? Maybe you just need a caring and compassionate person to listen to your story. I am a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, a breast cancer survivor, a Christian and an empath. I live in West Texas, am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor with 8 years of experience, and see individuals ages 12 and up. If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, anger, relationship issues or past trauma/PTSD, let’s talk.
I am certified in EMDR therapy, an evidence-based intervention to help shed past traumas in order to get your life back.
Are you stuck and unable to move forward in your life? Sick and tired of being sick and tired? Maybe you just need a caring and compassionate person to listen to your story. I am a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, a breast cancer survivor, a Christian and an empath. I live in West Texas, am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor with 8 years of experience, and see individuals ages 12 and up. If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, anger, relationship issues or past trauma/PTSD, let’s talk.
(325) 241-4898 View (325) 241-4898
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Janet Zaborowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCDC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Webster, TX 77598  (Online Only)
A traumatic event can make you feel like your world has been turned upside-down while substance use or dependence can keep you from living your full potential. Healing from trauma, grief, unhealthy relationships or substance use can happen in an environment without shame or judgment. I tailor the treatment plan for each client's needs utilizing evidenced-based practices and incorporating 12-step recovery, stage of change model and Motivational Interviewing techniques. With these strategies, adolescents and adults have been able to develop healthier coping skills and the ability to thrive.
A traumatic event can make you feel like your world has been turned upside-down while substance use or dependence can keep you from living your full potential. Healing from trauma, grief, unhealthy relationships or substance use can happen in an environment without shame or judgment. I tailor the treatment plan for each client's needs utilizing evidenced-based practices and incorporating 12-step recovery, stage of change model and Motivational Interviewing techniques. With these strategies, adolescents and adults have been able to develop healthier coping skills and the ability to thrive.
(832) 743-1009 View (832) 743-1009
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Achieving Greatness Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Webster, TX 77598
If you are anything like me when I was in my lowest place, I sought therapy. Nobody helped me identify the root, they only focused on the surface issues. It seemed to add more suffering on top of an already distraught situation. Suffering sucks! Life was made for living. I was tired of losing out because of what others had done to me or because I couldn’t get the solutions to my issues! If you are committed to your healing and recovery, I will take you through every step of the process to go from victim to victor! It is so exciting to be able to assist those who are tired of suffering and losing years and decades of their lives.
If you are anything like me when I was in my lowest place, I sought therapy. Nobody helped me identify the root, they only focused on the surface issues. It seemed to add more suffering on top of an already distraught situation. Suffering sucks! Life was made for living. I was tired of losing out because of what others had done to me or because I couldn’t get the solutions to my issues! If you are committed to your healing and recovery, I will take you through every step of the process to go from victim to victor! It is so exciting to be able to assist those who are tired of suffering and losing years and decades of their lives.
(281) 377-0743 View (281) 377-0743
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Donna Kelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Webster, TX 77598
Here at Kelly's Home Therapy we offer a variety of services to help those struggling with a variety of needs, from Autistic Spectrum disorder, to anxiety problems, PTSD, anger management problems, depression, parenting problems and more. The best part is we bring the office to you where you are comfortable. We can meet in a formal office if you prefer, but primarily we come to you. We are here to help.
Here at Kelly's Home Therapy we offer a variety of services to help those struggling with a variety of needs, from Autistic Spectrum disorder, to anxiety problems, PTSD, anger management problems, depression, parenting problems and more. The best part is we bring the office to you where you are comfortable. We can meet in a formal office if you prefer, but primarily we come to you. We are here to help.
(281) 971-9054 View (281) 971-9054
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Ariel Morado
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Webster, TX 77598  (Online Only)
I see you—tweens, teens, and adults navigating the storm of trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. In the midst of the chaos, you're seeking more than just survival; you're seeking connection—with your mind, body, and soul. I understand the weight you carry and the battles you fight within. Your journey is not just about overcoming challenges; it's about discovering the resilient core within you. It's about peeling back the layers of pain to find the essence of who you truly are.
I see you—tweens, teens, and adults navigating the storm of trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. In the midst of the chaos, you're seeking more than just survival; you're seeking connection—with your mind, body, and soul. I understand the weight you carry and the battles you fight within. Your journey is not just about overcoming challenges; it's about discovering the resilient core within you. It's about peeling back the layers of pain to find the essence of who you truly are.
(512) 598-4981 View (512) 598-4981
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Kim Baggett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Webster, TX 77598  (Online Only)
Hello, I am happy you are here and seeking guidance on this life journey. My goal is to support you with needs and obstacles while providing you coping skills to help manage your current life stressors.
Hello, I am happy you are here and seeking guidance on this life journey. My goal is to support you with needs and obstacles while providing you coping skills to help manage your current life stressors.
(469) 489-5503 View (469) 489-5503
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.