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Healing Within Counseling

 What is EMDR Therapy?  

EMDR, short for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is an evidence-based psychotherapy that enables individuals to heal from emotional distress which stems from difficult life experiences. When our brain's capacity to cope has been exceeded due to overwhelmingly stressful or traumatic experiences, these associated memories and painful emotions remain "stuck" in our brain and our body, resulting in distressing emotions, negative beliefs about self, and disturbing body sensations. 


  EMDR is a holistic treatment model which treats the mind and body, as we know from studies that trauma is stored in the body and can manifest as not only emotional symptoms, but physical symptoms as well.  EMDR consists of 8 Phases of treatment, which include your therapist obtaining a thorough history of your symptoms and past experiences including your upbringing and family history, development of strategies to regulate emotions, and identifying and reprocessing painful emotions and memories that are related to your current struggles. 

Individuals who receive EMDR treatment report being able to let go of emotional distress associated with painful memories, and walk away with an increased sense of safety, self worth, and empowerment. EMDR is a powerful approach that promotes a quicker, deeper level of healing, and longer lasting change, when compared to other types of therapy.

EMDR Therapy Can Help If Any Of the Following Are True For You.....

  • You have experienced a traumatic event(s) and/or have PTSD symptoms.

  • You struggle with emotions including anxiety, depression,  overwhelm, phobias, or numbness.

  • You notice often feeling unsafe, helpless, or shameful.

  • You have tried other types of talk therapy with minimal or no improvement in your symptoms.

  • You know you are struggling but don't understand why, perhaps feeling as if you've "just always felt this way." 

  • No matter how hard you try to convince yourself that you are safe, good enough, just doesn't feel true.

  • You want to get to the root of the problem and heal what is underlying your issues, instead of just relying on "emotional first aid" and putting a bandaid over them.

Hands holding heart bandaid Healing through EMDR

Reach Out To Get Started

EMDR can help you on your path to feeling better. Schedule your 15 minute free consultation to decide if EMDR is right for you.

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