EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a well- researched, effective psychotherapy technique that has been proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences.

EMDR therapy does not require talking in detail about the distressing event. Instead, EMDR therapy focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from the distressing issue, and allows the brain to
resume its natural healing process.

EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. For many clients, EMDR therapy can be completed in fewer sessions than other forms of therapy. 

Stress responses are natural, however, when distress from a disturbing event remains, the upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions can create feelings of being overwhelmed or back in that moment; the “past becomes present”, in other words. EMDR therapy helps the brain process these memories and allows normal healing to continue. The experience is still remembered, but the stress response from the original event can be resolved.

 

EMDR therapy can be utilized for the following:

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias

  • Chronic Illness and medical issues

  • Depression and bipolar disorders

  • Grief and loss

  • Performance anxiety

  • Substance Abuse and addiction

  • Personality disorders

  • PTSD and other trauma and stress-related issues

  • Sexual assault

  • Sleep disturbances/nightmares

  • Violence and abuse

 

Some of the organizations that recognize EMDR as an effective treatment include the American Psychiatric Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs/Dept. of DefenseThe Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and the World Health Organization.

EMDR Screening Tool

This self-assessment is helpful in determining whether EMDR therapy is the appropriate treatment plan for you. This questionnaire asks about experiences that you may have in your daily life and how you remember these experiences. If requested by your therapist, please complete the questionnaire. Remember to read the instructions thoroughly. 

Please watch the video to understand more about EMDR and the benefits.  

EMDR Policies and Consent Form

Location:

117 Commons Way

Greenville, SC 29611

Phone: 864.520.2020

Fax: 864.640.4400

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