What Is EMDR Therapy?
When you have experienced a trauma, oftentimes, life feels chaotic and out of control. EMDR therapy can help you resolve and move through your past. So it doesn’t continue to impact your life now and in the future!
You want to regain some peace and stability.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a treatment designed to alleviate distress from traumatic and negative memories (EMDR Institute). It also helps to improve mental health.
Through eye movement and desensitization, we can access and process the traumatic experiences that have occurred. Once these memories have been reprocessed, they no longer haunt us in the way they used to. EMDR is a therapy that capitalizes on your brain’s capability of healing from trauma. Just like your body can recover from physical trauma or injury, you can also recover from emotional injury.
What Is The Process Of EMDR Therapy Actually Like?
How EMDR works is through an eight-phase treatment process method:
- History Taking — First, the EMDR Therapist takes a thorough history of the client and develops a treatment plan.
- Client Preparation — This is where the client is taught some specific techniques that will allow for rapidly dealing with any emotional disturbance that may arise.
- Assessment — Next, the client will be prompted to access targets in a controlled and standardized way so they can be effectively processed.
- Desensitization — Then, the focus will be on the client’s disturbing emotions and sensations as they are measured by the SUDs rating.
- Installation — Concentrate on and increase the strength of the positive belief that the client has identified to replace his or her original negative belief.
- Body Scan — After the positive cognition has been strengthened and installed, the therapist will ask the person to bring the original target event to mind and see if any residual tension is noticed in the body. If so, these physical sensations are then targeted for reprocessing.
- Closure — Closure ensures that the person leaves at the end of each session feeling better than at the beginning.
- Reevaluation Of Treatment Effectiveness — Guides the therapist through the treatment plans that are needed to deal with the client’s problems.
The benefits of EMDR trauma therapy can help you work through trauma & anxiety so you can start to get control of your life back. Call us at 720-583-9332 to learn how EMDR therapy can help you!
Trauma Can Affect Your Life in Many Ways
When you experience a trauma, it can greatly affect your life. As a result of the trauma, you constantly feel on high alert. Sleep doesn’t come as easily, and you may have nightmares you wish would disappear. You may avoid certain people, places, or things that trigger you. You may have flashbacks and find it hard to move on regardless of how hard you try. Consequently, you may feel alone in your experiences and not know how to move forward.
For some people, grief is a big one-time event, and for others, grief comes from several smaller events. The brain can register things in life, such as car accidents, bullying, and abuse as trauma. Many people have endured traumatic events that shape their lives without realizing that what they have experienced is trauma.
Who Does EMDR Therapy Help The Most?
EMDR therapy for grief is an amazing trauma therapy that can help you relieve your pain. EMDR is designated as an effective treatment by the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and many other international health agencies.
EMDR therapy was developed to help a wide range of clients. EMDR therapy for Trauma/PTSD, EMDR therapy for anxiety, EMDR therapy for depression, and EMDR therapy for phobias are very common treatments for the therapy. However, EMDR therapy may also be used for eating disorders, substance abuse, schizophrenia, sexual dysfunction, chronic illness-related stress, disturbing experiences, and traumatic events.
Do You Need EMDR Trauma Therapy And Treatment?
Our services will address your anxiety, grief, and more.
We are here to help and provide EMDR Therapy in Colorado. In addition to in-person therapy, we also offer EMDR via telehealth. If you live in a more remote location, if transportation is difficult, or if you just prefer to do therapy at home we can help!
At MVP, we have EMDR therapists who utilize EMDR therapy to help people move through their trauma. People are often able to gain their lives back. EMDR trauma counseling typically works more quickly than traditional talk therapy. Therefore our clients can gain relief relatively quickly.
To schedule an appointment or a 20-minute free phone consultation, please call (720) 583-9332. We would love to work with you and address your question regarding EMDR, including EMDR costs and procedures. We serve many people in Highlands Ranch, Englewood, Lone Tree, Parker, Castle Rock, Greenwood Village, and other South Denver Metro locations, including telehealth.
Ready to Begin Healing With EMDR Therapy in Englewood, Littleton, Greenwood Village, and Denver, CO?
Transform your trauma narrative with EMDR therapy at Mountain Vista Psychology, unlocking the power within to heal and grow. Take the courageous step toward reclaiming your life and let EMDR be your guiding light through this journey of self-discovery and resilience. Embrace the possibility of a brighter, empowered future—start your EMDR therapy by following these three simple steps:
- Schedule a free phone consultation to see if EMDR Therapy is right for you
- Begin meeting with a skilled EMDR therapist
- Start your healing journey!
Other Services Offered by Mountain Vista Psychology
At Mountain Vista Psychology, we provide many services to help empower individuals on their journey toward mental and emotional well-being. In addition to helping you heal from your trauma with the help of EMDR Therapy, we also provide Neurofeedback therapy for ADHD, Autism, Concussion/ TBI, and Sports/Performance. Our counseling services include child counseling, teen counseling, adult counseling, family counseling, & more. Our team also provides testing for learning disabilities, ADHD, and Autism. We provide in-person and telehealth therapy. Be sure to check out our Blog and FAQs for more about us and our services!