banner image

“EMDR therapy is client-centered because it is the client who identifies the issue to be worked on, and it is their negative beliefs about themselves, others, or the world that we are working to shift.”

Dr. Francine Shapiro

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from different treatment approaches.

EMDR seems to help the brain reprocess trapped memories is such a way that normal information processing is resumed. Therapists often use EMDR to help clients uncover and process beliefs that developed as the result of relational traumas, or childhood abuse and/or neglect.