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EMDR Therapy





Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

Traumatic events can often leave a lasting impact on your daily lives even years later. 

Trauma can manifest in various forms such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and other emotional difficulties. 

It can be difficult to move forward from these experiences and find peace and closure.

What is EMDR?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy is a powerful tool that can help individuals process and integrate traumatic memories, and reduce the distress they may cause. Developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro in the late 1980s, EMDR therapy is based on the idea that traumatic memories are stored in the brain differently than other memories and that these memories can continue to cause distress even after the traumatic event has ended.

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How Does EMDR Help?

During EMDR therapy, you will be guided through a process that involves recalling the traumatic event while simultaneously engaging in eye movements, taps, or tones. This process is designed to help the brain process and integrate the traumatic memory, reducing the distress associated with it. You will be encouraged to focus on specific aspects of the traumatic event, such as the images, thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations that are associated with it. As you focus on these aspects, your therapist will guide your eye movements, taps, or tones, which are believed to help the brain process and integrate the traumatic memory.

EMDR therapy has been extensively researched and has been found to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. It has helped countless individuals like you, to overcome the challenges they faced and move forward in their lives.

In couples therapy, you will enrich your relationship and increase harmony by building effective communication skills while implementing conflict resolution techniques. You will learn constructive problem-solving and increase partner acceptance and appreciation. We coach and support couple partners, married or not, who have an open, non-monogamous or polyamorous relationship.

We are here to support you on your journey of healing. Our experienced therapists will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and goals. We understand that seeking help can be a difficult decision, and we are here to make the process as comfortable as possible.

If you or someone you know has been struggling with the effects of a traumatic event, we invite you to take the first step towards healing and contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment. We are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for your healing journey.

Courtesy of EMDR International Association. For more information about EMDR visit https://www.emdria.org

You May Still Have Some Questions

For certain individuals, a blend of medication and therapy proves to be the most effective approach. If we observe no progress after several sessions, we might recommend you consider seeing a psychiatrist or your family doctor. By working together as a team, we aim to provide you with the most comprehensive assistance. Ultimately, the decision to take medication rests with you.

We understand the financial concerns that may arise, and our pricing options are designed to ensure that therapy remains accessible to all. Your mental health is invaluable, and investing in it is a step towards a happier and healthier life.

At Therapy Villa, our therapists are consistently exploring new approaches for addressing depression concerns. We are also committed to ensuring that you are paired with the right therapist for your needs. If you feel a lack of rapport, we can readily facilitate a switch to another therapist. Establishing a strong therapeutic alliance is a significant aspect of the therapy process. We also offer a 20 minute consultation session to assess fit with your therapist.

It’s also possible that the previous attempts might not have included an adequate number of sessions. For many individuals with severe symptoms, the duration of depression therapy is often longer, typically spanning 12 to 15 sessions. Implementing changes in thought patterns and behaviors requires time, and if past traumas contribute to the depression, it may take additional time to work through those experiences at a pace that suits you.

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