Here’s the truth—
Your brain is made to heal itself, and EMDR is a powerful tool to help it do just that!
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a type of short-term therapy designed to help you heal and move forward after trauma. While traditional talk therapy asks you to dive deep into difficult feelings and experiences, EMDR jump starts your brain’s innate healing ability, so you can effectively reprocess past events and get unstuck faster.
Or, put simply: EMDR helps you diminish the negative emotions of your trauma, freeing you to fully heal and thrive.
Past trauma doesn’t have to hold you back from living a life you love.
If you’re ready to find hope and get unstuck once and for all, keep scrolling!
How does EMDR work?
Just as no two people are alike, no two EMDR sessions are exactly alike. But the process itself is rather straightforward: I'll ask you a series of purposeful questions related to the traumatic event as you hold it at the forefront of your mind. At the same time, you’ll follow my fingers with your eyes (or my lightbar).
Yup, it’s that simple.
You are simply noticing the event, not reliving it. When we bring awareness to an event, we hold it in our working memory. Performing a second task at the same time means both tasks must compete for the working memory’s resources. Unlike many EMDR providers, I incorporate interpersonal components into each session, allowing you to tap into a deeper knowledge of yourself, your grit, and your personal power.
Traumatic events produce exhaustion on many levels- physically, emotionally and psychologically. It’s time to process and heal from your trauma, so you can reclaim your joy and move forward.
Anxiety can feel like an invisible weight constantly suffocating you. Let’s work together to not just manage your anxiety, but to heal it—so you can get back to doing the things you love!
Even indirect exposure to traumatic stories and events can impact us deeply. But your second hand trauma doesn’t have to be your new reality. Take the first step towards healing today.
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While this varies per client, research from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs suggests EMDR to typically be administered in weekly, up to 90-minute individual sessions over the course of approximately 3 months. That beautiful feeling that comes with knowing this doesn't have to be permanent? Hope.
When you're ready, I invite you to schedule your free consultation at my Santa Clarita, CA therapy practice below.