Therapy that Nurtures and Heals
EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a form of psychotherapy that has been developed to help people who are struggling with traumatic experiences or memories. It is an evidence-based therapy that has been shown to be effective in treating a range of mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and addiction.
The therapy was originally developed by psychologist Francine Shapiro in the late 1980s, and since then, it has been widely used and studied in the mental health field. EMDR therapy is based on the idea that traumatic experiences can become "stuck" in the brain, preventing the person from processing and integrating the memory in a healthy way. This can lead to symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, and avoidance behaviors.
EMDR therapy works by stimulating both sides of the brain through eye movements, sounds, or other forms of bilateral stimulation. The therapist will guide the client through a series of eye movements or other forms of stimulation while they focus on the traumatic memory. This process helps the brain to process the memory and integrate it into the person's overall narrative, reducing the emotional distress and symptoms associated with the memory.
EMDR therapy typically involves eight phases, including history taking, preparation, assessment, desensitization, installation, body scan, closure, and reevaluation. During the assessment phase, the therapist will work with the client to identify the specific traumatic memory or memories that they want to work on. In the desensitization phase, the client will focus on the memory while receiving bilateral stimulation, which helps to reduce the emotional distress associated with the memory. The installation phase involves the therapist helping the client to install positive beliefs and emotions related to the memory, and the body scan phase helps the client to identify any remaining physical sensations related to the memory.
Carrie Coplen is a trained and licensed therapist who specializes in EMDR therapy. She has completed extensive training and has experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, and addiction. Carrie is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for her clients, and she works collaboratively with each client to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and goals.
If you are struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, or addiction, EMDR therapy may be an effective treatment option for you. Hiring a trained and licensed therapist like Carrie Coplen can help to ensure that you receive the highest quality of care and support throughout the therapy process. Carrie has the knowledge, skills, and experience to guide you through the EMDR therapy process and help you to achieve your treatment goals. She can also provide ongoing support and guidance as you continue to work on your mental health and well-being.
In summary, EMDR therapy is an evidence-based treatment that has been shown to be effective in treating a range of mental health conditions, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and addiction. It works by stimulating both sides of the brain through eye movements, sounds, or other forms of bilateral stimulation to help the brain process traumatic memories in a healthy way. Carrie Coplen is a trained and licensed therapist who specializes in EMDR therapy and can provide personalized care and support to help you achieve your treatment goals. If you are struggling with mental health issues, EMDR therapy may be an effective treatment option for you, and hiring a trained and licensed therapist like Carrie Coplen can help to ensure that you receive the best possible care and support.