EMDR Therapy

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and it is a highly effective method for helping people overcome the effects of traumatic experiences and disturbing memories.  EMDR was founded by Francine Shapiro, PhD.  It is one of the most heavily researched methods in psychotherapy, and there is a large body of evidence supporting its effectiveness.  It is a widely used technique for treating psychological trauma, and it is easy to find information about it.  I recommend visiting www.emdria.org for the most thorough information about the technique.  I use EMDR when it is appropriate for people who have experienced or witnessed traumatic events.  It can also be effective for overcoming the power of less severe, but still disturbing memories, fears, or life events.  EMDR is meant to be used within the broader context of psychotherapy, and I would be happy to discuss with you whether it is a good treatment option for your particular circumstances.