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EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. 

EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. EMDR integrates strengthening resources the client already possesses as well as learning new ways to reduce distress. EMDR facilitates the shift of the traumatic issue from short-term to long-term memory, where typically memories are stored. Clients report an instant shift toward wellbeing, a sense of release, a feeling of peace and acceptance, and a deep appreciation for their own strength after EMDR therapy.

Research has identified EMDR an effective therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Although PTSD is often associated with life events such as war, rape, natural disaster, and witnessing a violent death or crime, such symptoms can also result from recurring memories of childhood abuse, a traumatic car accident, loss of a loved one through death or divorce, or the experience of life threatening illness.

In addition, it is also successful using EMDR in the treatment of the following:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Disturbing Memories
  • Stress Reduction
  • Sexual, Emotional and/or Physical Abuse
  • Panic Attacks

LPCC Mary Doherty is a Trained EMDR Therapist, available to meet with clients at our Fairview Park location. Call us at 440-333-4949 for more information or to schedule an appointment.