Behavioral Health  at Wellspring Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR therapy is an extensively researched and proven treatment for trauma. It is also an effective PTSD treatment.

EMDR treatment changes how unprocessed traumatic or triggering experiences are stored in your brain, breaking down and updating these memories so that they no longer cause distress.

Where Do You Offer EMDR Therapy?

What is EMDR Therapy?

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    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a psychotherapy that helps people heal from emotionally painful life experiences. EMDR has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.
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    EMDR therapy shows that the mind can heal from psychological trauma as much as the body recovers from physical trauma like a broken leg!

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    Our brains information processing system naturally moves toward mental health and wellness! Our brains want to be healthy and sometimes our life experiences can cause processing blocks that prevents healthy brains!

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    EMDR does not require talking in detail about the distressing experience; it focuses on changing the emotions, thoughts or behaviors resulting from the distressing issue. EMDR allows the brain to resume its natural healing process.

Who Is Eligible for EMDR?

EMDR is safe and effective for children, teenagers, and adults. Any parent can choose to have this treatment for their children, and any adult can choose to have this treatment.

EMDR Screening Questions

If you are interested in EMDR therapy, here are some basic questions that will help you identify whether or not this therapy may be right for you. Even if you don’t answer “Yes” to any of the screening questions, please call us and we will help you determine whether or not this therapy is the right fit for you or your child.

EMDR Screening Questions:

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    Have you experienced an event that overwhelmed you, left you feeling confused, worrisome, frustrated, etc.?

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    Has an experience impacted your sleep, peer interactions or daily living?

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    Are you able to find moments of joy as easily as you did prior to experiencing this life event?

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    Has your child experienced worry to the point of losing sleep? Are they having difficulties with self-regulation and staying calm?

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    Has your child lost interest in hobbies/activities that once excited them?

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    Have you or your child ever felt frozen with fear and unable to move?

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    Do you have times where you cannot control your emotions and do not understand why?

What conditions can EMDR treat?

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    Stress Reduction

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    Panic Attacks

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    Performance Anxiety

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    Addiction

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    Complicated Grief

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    Dissociative Disorders

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    Disturbing Memories

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    Phobias

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    Pain Disorders

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    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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    Sexual and/or Physical Abuse

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    Body Dysmorphic Disorders


Why choose EMDR?

Treatment Outline

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    EMDR uses eye movements, similar to what occurs naturally during dreaming of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, to help the brain digest distressing memories and allow them to be stored in a calmed form, properly relegated to the past.

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    Think of it as a reorganized library of memories within your brain — a rewritten story that concludes with a positive feeling and a stronger sense of self-esteem.

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    EMDR does not have a time limit for treatment. Treatment is successfully completed when the client identifies zero level of disturbance regarding their life experiences.

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    EMDR can be completed in-person and/or virtually.

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    After the therapist and client agree that EMDR therapy is a good fit, the client will work through the eight phases of EMDR therapy with their therapist.

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    Attention will be given to a negative image, belief, emotion and body sensation related to this event, and then to a positive belief that would indicate the issue was resolved.

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    A typical EMDR therapy session lasts from 60-90 minutes. EMDR therapy may be used within a standard talking therapy, as an adjunctive therapy with a separate therapist, or as a treatment all by itself.

Interested in EMDR Therapy?

If you have questions, or are a provider looking to make a referral, please contact us and we’ll follow up with you.