Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, or EMDR, is one of the power therapies that have now accumulated evidence-based research showing that it is an effective therapy for many hard to resolve issues in mental health treatment. EMDR taps into the brains own ability to reprocess and heal, and it does that by using bio-lateral stimulation, (alternating back and forth) or rapid-eye movements going from left to right, to resolve trauma and old issues.
We have three wonderful EMDR Therapists that are long-time therapists and very experienced at EMDR as well. Susan Hofer, M.S., LPC, Wendy Upadhyay, Psy.D., Lic. Psychologist, and Jennifer Campbell, Psy.D., Lic. Psychologist, are our EMDR Therapists at Psychology Associates of Madison.
When a person experiences a trauma or an extreme event or scenario, their brains shuts down the usual thinking and processing for everyday life, and goes into survival mode. Many of us have heard of the "Fight or Flight" that happens sometimes. This is an actual mode in the brain to make sure we survive. This is also where a person can get stuck and be left unable to process out that event or trauma. EMDR, has shown that it effect the brain's ability to process information, and this can help to rewire and old, stuck issue.
EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, does just that, it reprocesses an old event. And it can work for a current trauma as well. EMDR has worked to help resolve mental health issues such as traumatic stress, abuse, domestic violence fall out, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and numerous other difficult to resolve issues. Being one of the power therapies, it can work faster and more efficiently. Call Susan Hofer to determine if EMDR can work for you.