EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an integrative psychotherapy approach used to treat many types of psychological problems. It has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. To date, EMDR has been approved by the American Psychiatric Association, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Defense, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and the World Health Organization as an effective form of therapy to treat PTSD and other trauma related conditions.

Examples of Traumatic Events:

  • Life Threatening illnesses such as cancer, autoimmune diseases, HIV, kidney failure

  • Community violence (e.g., shooting, mugging, burglary, physical or sexual assault, bullying)

  • Sexual and/or physical abuse

  • Natural disaster such as a hurricane, flood, fire, or earthquake

  • Being in or witnessing a serious car accident

  • Sudden unexpected or violent death of someone close (e.g., suicide, accident)

  • Serious injury (e.g., burns, dog attack), major surgery (e.g., heart surgery), or life-threatening illness (e.g., childhood cancer)

  • Domestic or family violence, dating violence

  • War or political violence (e.g., civil war, terrorism, refugee)


Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and increase a sense of well-being.  Psychotherapy can help people cope with daily life, the impact of trauma, medical illness, grief/loss (ie. help process the death of a loved one), as well as specific mental disorders such as anxiety or depression.

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