Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an eight-phase psychotherapy approach that helps people adjust and recover from traumatic experiences. EMDR is different than more traditional therapeutic interventions, and does not require the patient to engage in dialoging at length or great detail about their traumatic experiences. The therapist will assess the patient’s readiness for addressing trauma and will guide the therapeutic process at the appropriate pace for each individual patient. EMDR utilizes movements called dual stimuli or bilateral stimulation. When engaged in reprocessing, patients will experience body sensations, thoughts, and feelings connected to their trauma. When reprocessing has been completed, patients connect their traumatic experiences with adaptive positive beliefs. EMDR is an effective therapy that is supported by empirical evidence, and facilitates a working relationship between the therapist and patient.

Please call us at 817.291.9872 if you are interested in scheduling an EMDR appointment.