Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a relatively new intervention in the world of psychotherapy that uses the brain's natural tendency toward healing to bring about rapid emotional recovery from painful or traumatic life events.
The EMDR-trained therapist assists the client in accessing and processing traumatic memories in order to facilitate resolution or "closure." This is accomplished by creating a vivid image of the painful memory, acknowledging negative beliefs, identifying related emotions and body sensations, and finding closure. (Find out more at the EMDR Institute)
This accelerated intellectual and emotional processes allows the client to discover new meaning and find relief from distressing emotions.
FCCS is directed by Melinda Haynes, MA, California LMFT 102308. Oklahoma LMFT 1153. North Carolina LMFT 2143.