I have been trained in EMDR, and receive on-going case consultation, which enables me to use this modality with clients for whom it is appropriate.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a comprehensive approach to psychotherapy, originally developed in 1987 by Francine Shapiro. EMDR has been clinically proven to accelerate the treatment of a wide range of problems and self-esteem issues related to past traumatic or disturbing events and present life conditions. This interactive approach has been empirically tested with clients who have experienced a broad range of disturbing life experiences: accidents, loss, sexual molestation, exposure to combat and all traumas.
EMDR offers a reprocessing of disturbing life experiences resulting in a significant reduction or elimination of symptoms such as emotional distress, intrusive thoughts, flashbacks and nightmares. EMDR is also used to treat relationship problems and self-esteem issues as well as depression, complicated grief reactions, phobias and anxiety. It can also alleviate performance anxiety related to job, sports or performing arts.