What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.” (emdria.org). EMDR is also used to address depression, grief and loss, and a wide range of other challenges. Unlike traditional ‘talk therapy’ EMDR does not require talking in details about distressing issues session after session, yet can be completed in fewer sessions than other psychotherapies. This is due to the utilization of the brain’s inborn ability to process information which is further supported by bilateral input, and, of course, the help of a thoroughly trained EMDR therapist. EMDR’s efficacy is well-documented in a plethora of research studies that have been researching EMDR since the late 80s and has been endorsed by many organizations and agencies.
Source: EMDR International Association. Introduction to EMDR Therapy. YouTube, 5 Sept. 2019, youtu.be/Pkfln-ZtWeY
EMDR is offered in two formats:
Weekly 60 minute sessions: Traditional weekly one hour sessions.
Weekly 90 minute sessions: The formal EMDR protocol is based on 90 minutes, and is very effective with this length of time. Clients who wish to use their Insurance for 90 minute EMDR sessions, the first 60 minutes are submitted to insurance and the extra 30 minutes are supplemented as self- pay.
The traditional model of an hour per week psychotherapy is shifting to meet your needs. You can now schedule highly concentrated sessions to expedite treatment results, accommodate your busy schedule, or allow you to receive EMDR treatment if you arrive from out of town or out of state. Whether it is several hours, half a day, a full day or several consecutive days, EMDR Intensive Therapy offers you the opportunity to condense your therapeutic experience and progress into a shorter time period. As sessions are highly concentrated and highly focused, they are also more cost effective.
Providers Who Offer EMDR: