EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a form of therapy that is designed to treat those traumatic events from the past. With EMDR, we use eye movements or tapping to help the brain to process traumatic memories in a safe and controlled manner. Once those memories are processed, they no longer have the same harmful effects as they may have now. You would never be asked to relive those memories, or to dwell on said memories outside of the office.
EMDR has been researched heavily from its beginning in the 1990’s, and it has been found to be one of the most effective and fastest methods of treatment. EMDR can be used for not only trauma, but it can also be used for a wide variety of issues that come up in counseling. I have used EMDR with many clients working on many different issues, all to great success; I have greatly enjoyed seeing the difference EMDR has made in the lives of my clients and seeing them move forward with confidence.