Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a method by which therapists are able to reduce high levels of difficulty that people develop from a variety of situations and circumstance. These include experiences such as physical or emotional trauma, and less intense experiences, such as conflicting thoughts and feelings that contribute to depression, substance abuse, or eating disorders. Once thought to be primarily for the treatment of trauma and PTSD, EMDR is now considered one of the most effective non-traditional therapies for conditions that range from mood disorders to grief. The process involves the activation of bilateral brain stimulation through eye movement, or auditory or tactile stimulation, while focusing attention on the intense emotion or disturbance. Through repeated exposure, EMDR reduces the disturbance, and associated recurring thoughts, images, and feelings. This allows for processing to occur, allowing the person to move forward and have new associations that are no longer tied to the original experience. If you are struggling with emotional regulation or other difficulties, get started with a consultation. We are available for in-person or telehealth sessions.