EMDR Therapy

EMDR International Association

The Breakthrough Therapy in Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Trauma

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an extensively-researched, integrative psychotherapy proven effective for trauma treatment, anxiety and depression. 

EMDR is an evidence-based therapy that has shown remarkable effectiveness in processing traumatic experiences, overcoming anxiety, and alleviating the impact of distressing memories. By utilizing bilateral stimulation techniques, such as eye movements or tapping, EMDR helps rewire the brain's response to past traumas, allowing you to heal at a deep level and experience a greater sense of peace and empowerment. 

By directly affecting how the brain processes information, EMDR helps people see adverse memories and thought processes in new, less distressing ways.  Learn More about EMDR Therapy

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In EMDR therapy, clinicians help individuals activate their own natural healing process. The Adaptive Information Processing model suggests that EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing and processing of adverse life experience to bring an adaptive resolution resulting in a reduction of the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

EMDR is Recommended by:  EMDR Video

Who does EMDR help?

  • Anyone with anxiety and/or depression
  • Trauma victims
  • People suffering from:
    • PTSD and other anxiety disorders
    • Issues with Eating Disorders 
    • Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness
    • Substance Use Disorder

EMDR therapy is being employed to alleviate symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Everyday Stress, Panic Attacks, OCD, Eating Disorders and Phobias. 

Somatic therapies such as EMDR  are known to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trauma, but they also play a positive role in recovery from anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, and substance abuse. Somatic therapies are designed for anyone who needs to free themselves from destructive thought patterns in order to live a more fulfilling life.

One of the benefits of EMDR is that you don’t necessarily have to talk about painful memories, making the therapy particularly inviting for those who have trouble verbalizing their experiences or for whom those experiences remain too painful to talk about. Rather, using EMDR for anxiety can be a largely internal process during which you are compassionately and gently guided out of a place of anxiety toward one of safety and inner tranquility. This process can allow you to access parts of yourself that traditional talk therapy may not be able to reach.

EMDR has been researched at length and is now recommended by the American Psychiatric Association in their treatment guidelines. Nearly two dozen randomized trials over the past three decades have shown that the inclusion of EMDR in a recovery plan heightens the chance for its success.

EMDR Therapy - A more in-depth approach


Insurance Sessions

We offer weekly 45-50 minute sessions. This is the most common choice when using insurance. 

EMDR Intensives 

The formal EMDR protocol is based on 90 minutes and is demonstrated to be effective with this length of time. A standard 45-minute session can be billed to insurance, and the remaining minutes are billed as self-pay. 

EMDR Retreats 

To maximize both your time and the healing benefits experienced from therapy, extending the traditional 50-min session allows us more time to go deeper into the EMDR process and utilize momentum to maximize healing in an intentional way.

EMDR Extended Intensives and Retreats 

We have several extended intensive and healing retreats. 

  • Weekend day healing retreats, including horsemanship, yoga, reiki, and EMDR to relax and restore. 
  • 3-hour EMDR Intensives, including biomat restorative session, gently movement and breathwork 

Studies relating to the number of sessions required have shown:

  • 84-90% of single-trauma victims no longer have PTSD after only 3 sessions (lasting 90 minutes each)
  • 100% of the single-trauma victims and 77% of multiple trauma victims no longer were diagnosed with PTSD after only 6 sessions (lasting 50 minutes each)
  • 77% of combat veterans were free of PTSD in 12 sessions



What does EMDR look like?  Watch EMDR Video Here

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