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What is EMDR?

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.

EMDR is a form of therapy that helps people to heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. EMDR has been extensively researched and has demonstrated effectiveness for trauma recovery. Experiencing trauma can block the brain's natural way of recovering from distressing events. EMDR therapy is designed to reactivate this natural healing process.

I am Certified in Standard EMDR as well as trained in Attachment Focused EMDR by Dr. Laurel Parnell. Please ask me if you would like to learn more about the difference between Standard and Attachment Focused EMDR. 


The video below provides a helpful introduction to EMDR therapy if you are interested in learning more! 



A modification of Standard EMDR, Attachment Focused EMDR was developed by Dr. Laurel Parnell. AF-EMDR is specifically designed for adults who experienced abuse and trauma as children. Early trauma can have an impact on brain development as well as self-beliefs. AF-EMDR seeks to repair development deficits that may lead to depression, anxiety, difficulty with emotional regulation and healthy attachments. 


AF-EMDR focuses on the importance of the therapeutic relationship, creating safety in the therapy. AF-EMDR utilizes a combination of Resource Tapping, EMDR, and Talk Therapy in order to aid the client in develop new neural networks, fill in any developmental gaps they may have, as well as alleviate pain, feelings of inadequacy, or loss.  


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