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  • Is EMDR Therapy Right For Me?

    EMDR Therapy

    You feel anxious, confused, and fearful. You suffer from irritability, depression, or strong mood swings. You’ve tried therapy before, but you continue to struggle. You have awareness and understanding of the trauma you’ve been through, but no matter how hard you try, you can’t change your reaction to stress.

    EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a type of counseling that helps individuals feel less disturbed and less triggered by traumatic memories. EMDR can treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, panic attacks, phobias, addictions, OCD, and self-esteem issues.

    Signs EMDR Therapy Can Help You

    Trauma symptoms are specific to the individual experiencing them and may present differently in each person. Below are some signs that you may benefit from participating in EMDR.

    • Repeatedly remembering an upsetting event
    • Feeling stuck
    • Understanding you aren’t to blame but still feeling that the trauma was your fault
    • Having guilt or shame
    • Feeling depressed
    • Feeling confused
    • Experiencing frequent worry, anxiety, and fear
    • Continuing to struggle despite having done therapy before

    How EMDR Therapy Works

    EMDR therapy resolves trauma through the body’s ability to heal itself.  EMDR uses bilateral stimulation (or alternating left and right movements) to help the individual process traumatic memories so that they become less upsetting and disturbing. Bilateral stimulation can include alternating eye movements, tapping, or tactile pulsing. 

    What if I’m Scared to Do EMDR Therapy?

    EMDR therapy can be an intense process. Your therapist will help you develop and strengthen your coping skills prior to starting the reprocessing phase of EMDR. The initial goals of trauma therapy are to make sure you have a variety of coping skills to use if you begin to feel anxious or triggered. My approach as an EMDR therapist is to make sure I help you learn and master skills such as mindfulness, deep breathing, and grounding before moving forward with EMDR reprocessing.

    Getting Started with an EMDR Therapist

    I am a trauma informed therapist trained in EMDR Therapy. Contact me today to get started with online EMDR Therapy. 

    Online Locations: Nashville, Tennessee – Brentwood, Tennessee – Atlanta, Georgia – Sandy Springs, Georgia – Greater Tennessee and Georgia Area

    Get Started with an EMDR Therapist