About EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.

EMDR therapy works well with individuals who:
• experienced childhood trauma
• suffer from anxiety
• struggle with relationship issues
• want to alleviate stress
• want to discover who they are and what they want to become

EMDR is the most researched methodology used for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and can be used to work through childhood trauma that can affect all aspects of their life.

The brain and the body are naturally designed to heal themselves. Some life experiences can cause the brain to malfunction and go off-line, getting stuck in the painful experience. By working simultaneously with both the right and left hemispheres of the brain, EMDR brings the brain back into its natural state of healing. The process works more rapidly than talk therapy.

I was originally trained in 1994 by Francine Shapiro, the developer of EMDR. I did additional training with Don Dorsey in classic EMDR, David Grand in Brainspotting, and Dr. Laurel Parnell in Attachment-Focused EMDR.