EMDR for Trauma (and other life difficulties)
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desentisization and Reprocessing. It was developed in 1987 by psychologist Francine Shapiro. It is a deceptively simple body-centered therapy that addresses past trauma and other serious disturbances that interfere with daily functioning. It can eliminate emotional distress and negative thinking that stem from memories of specific events or relationships. It is relatively quick and very thorough in helping people rearrange experiences and patterns that are “stuck” in the nervous system. EMDR supports the body’s natural healing ability. The technique consists of (non-invasive) bilateral stimulation of the brain and nervous system to dislodge stuck material and move it. Originally this was the eye movement part, but other methods are also employed such as sound (in headphones) or tactile pulsers that are held in the hands. Some examples of the kinds of problems EMDR can help with include:
- the distressing effects of abuse, neglect, assault, divorce, deaths, and other relationship trauma and loss
- distress from upheavals such as fires, earthquakes, and floods
- chronic fear, anxiety, or anger
- reactivity to conflict and criticism
- difficulty relaxing and feeling safe
- difficulty with intimacy
- anxiety or depression from accidents, surgery, or illness *
Linda has been an EMDR therapist since 1992 and completed both the Level I and Level II training.
Individual Sessions: $85 for 50 minutes or $110 for 80 minutes. An EMDR session requires a full 80 minutes.
No charge for a 30 minute initial consultation/interview. Visa and MasterCard accepted (small extra fee if card is used). Appointments available Monday thru Thursday. Please click here to inquire about scheduling, or call 303-442-1394. Click here to return to the Counseling page.