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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.  The amount of time the complete treatment will take depends upon the history of the client. Complete treatment of the targets involves a three pronged protocol (1-past memories, 2-present disturbance, 3-future actions), in order to alleviate symptoms and address the complete clinical picture. The goal of EMDR therapy is to completely process the traumatic experiences that are causing problems, allowing for full healing and recovery.


"Processing" does not mean talking about it. "Processing" means setting up a learning state that will allow experiences that are causing problems to be "digested" and stored appropriately in your brain. That means that what is useful to you from an experience will be learned, and stored with appropriate emotions in your brain, and be able to guide you in positive ways in the future. The inappropriate emotions, beliefs, and body sensations will be discarded. Negative emotions, feelings and behaviors are generally caused by unresolved earlier experiences that are pushing you in the wrong directions. The goal of EMDR therapy is to leave you with the emotions, understanding, and perspectives that will lead to healthy and useful behaviors and interactions.

I offer both traditional EMDR therapy in an office setting, or Equine Connected EMDR (EC-EDMR) which involves mounted work on a horse.  The horse’s movement provides the bi-lateral stimulation typically provided by eye movements or tappers in an office setting, while the relational connection with both the horse and therapist provides support and safety for reprocessing to successfully occur.

Please contact me if you are interested in learning whether this effective therapy protocol might be a good option for you.

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Both forms of EMDR are appropriate for treating trauma, as well as:

  • Panic attacks

  • Complicated Grief

  • Dissociative disorders

  • Phobias

  • Pain disorders

  • Abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, mental)

  • Body dysmorphic disorders

  • Pain disorders

  • Stress reduction

  • Performance anxiety

  • Addictions

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