Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a highly effective psychotherapy approach that helps individuals heal from the emotional distress caused by traumatic life experiences. Unlike traditional therapies that may take years, EMDR therapy has shown remarkable results in a shorter timeframe.

Our brains have a natural capacity to heal, much like our bodies do. EMDR therapy taps into this innate healing process by unlocking the mind’s ability to process and integrate traumatic memories. By utilizing bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, the therapist guides the client in focusing on specific aspects of the distressing event. This process activates the brain’s natural information processing system, allowing for profound healing and transformation.

Through EMDR therapy, the meaning and emotional impact of painful experiences are transformed. Clients transition from feelings of helplessness and distress to a sense of strength and resilience. EMDR therapy empowers individuals to rewrite their narrative and reclaim their lives. Unlike traditional talk therapy, the insights and healing come from within, as accelerated intellectual and emotional processes guide the journey.

It is important to note that EMDR therapy is not a one-session cure. Each case is unique, and the therapy follows a comprehensive eight-phase approach. While some clients experience significant improvements in just a few sessions, others with complex trauma histories may require more extensive therapy. Our skilled clinicians tailor the treatment to your specific needs, ensuring a comprehensive and personalized healing journey.

At Be Well Counseling, our compassionate therapists are trained in EMDR therapy and provide a safe and supportive environment for your healing process. Experience the profound benefits of EMDR therapy and embark on a transformative path towards emotional well-being and empowerment.


EMDR Institute, Inc. (2020). Frequent Questions