We treat a wide range of trauma, including childhood sexual abuse, violence in childhood and adulthood, abandonment, and any situation in which you experienced a loss of control, worthlessness, or intense fear. People may experience PTSD after a traumatic event(s), including emotional distress when reminded of the trauma, nightmares, sleeplessness, flashbacks, fear of trauma reoccurring, intrusive thoughts and images of the trauma, and recreating the trauma in different ways.
Francine Shapiro, Ph.D, first discovered and developed EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in 1987 to help people process traumatic memories.
EMDR is a powerful, evidence-based approach to therapy that has been proven effective for relieving symptoms of trauma as well as other mental health issues. Using bilateral stimulation (small vibrations or left-to-right eye movements), EMDR rapidly integrates and reprocesses information through activating neural networks in both the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Through this process, stuck memories are unlocked, allowing the brain's information processing system to naturally heal emotional wounds and return to a state of equilibrium.
Some mental health symptoms EMDR treats include:
Childhood Physical/Emotional/Sexual Abuse
Addiction, substance abuse
Failure to launch
Ruminating thought patterns
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)