About EMDR

EMDR is a research-driven therapeutic approach used to work through challenging issues at a rapid speed. EMDR works well with people who:
• are plagued with difficult childhood memories
• struggle with relationship issues
• suffer from anxiety
• want to relieve stress
• want to master performance anxiety in the creative arts
• want to overcome phobias

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 it 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.