EMDR Therapy & Counseling

EMDR therapy is an interactive psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological stress. It is an effective treatment for trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

EMDR Therapy Can Treat

  • Trauma
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression
  • Severe Anxiety

EMDR, otherwise known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a form of psychotherapy designed to alter how the brain processes traumatic information or memories. EMDR is proven to alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorders, depression, and severe anxiety.

After perusing the internet looking for Centerville therapy and counseling you will run across EMDR and, like most people, you ask yourself, “what is EMDR”? EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and is described as the psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Otherwise stated, EMDR is a trauma focused treatment designed to help you access, process and find relief from traumatic memories. It has been shown to significantly reduce the effects of trauma and PTSD, which can contribute to reduced depression and anxiety and help you restore a quality of life.

Phase 1: The first phase is a history-taking session or continuing sessions.  

Phase 2: During the second phase of treatment, the therapist divulging the several different ways of handling emotional distress.  

Phases 3, 4, 5 & 6: 

Phases require identifying three things:

  1. A vivid visual image related to the memory
  2. The negative belief about self
  3. Related emotions and body sensations.

Phase 7: Closure, the therapist asks the client to keep a log during the week.

Phase 8: Phase eight consists of examining the progress of the client to this point. The EMDR treatment processes all related historical events, current incidents that elicit distress, and future events that will require different responses.

Our EMDR-trained therapists will guide you through a series of eye movements as you reprocess traumatic, disturbing, or anxiety-inducing memories and thoughts. This process has been proven to mitigate the neurological severity of painful experiences, rapidly treating conditions such as PTSD, depression, and severe anxiety. Our goal is to help individuals in the Ogden, Layton and Davis County areas find the relief they need.

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