About Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy
EMDR therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.
It has a set of standardized protocols that incorporate elements from many different treatment approaches.
EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress. I use it to address a wide range of challenges:
- Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias
- Chronic Illness and medical issues
- Depression and bipolar disorders
- Dissociative disorders
- Eating disorders
- Grief and loss
- Performance anxiety
- Personality disorders
- PTSD and other trauma and stress-related issues
My Training and Experience with EMDR
I was first exposed to EMDR by my psychiatrist father. He was excited about the results he was seeing and showed me how to use the technique. Later, I was formally trained by the inspiring woman in the first video below. I have been using EMDR techniques with individuals, couples and love the result. With a doctoral student I was the therapist in a research group that showed improvement in PTSD symptoms. This link describes the research we did and the results.
talking about and demonstrating EMDR on the Redding California local news the summer of 2019.
– famous hockey player, survived a near death bleed out on the ice
and how he has managed his PTSD with the help of EMDR.
You will see me in my office working with him, demonstrating EMDR.
Working with the camera crew in my office space did not stop us from actually getting back into the trauma and you will see it becomes more than just a demonstration of EMDR therapy.