With several specialty therapies available to treat trauma, EMDR stands out as one of the most widely researched and successful forms of therapy in use today. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Although originally developed for trauma, EMDR helps people heal from any distressing life experience.
EMDR is effective for treating things such as PTSD, grief, depression, anxiety, pain management, insomnia, body image issues, and managing emotional overwhelm. It is also used for peak performance goals such as improving focus and eliminating imposter syndrome and performance anxiety.
How does EMDR work?
Experiencing trauma or emotional disruption can block the brain’s natural recovery process. EMDR therapy is designed to reactivate this natural healing process through alternating eye movements, sounds, or taps.
Using bilateral stimulation, we activate the brain’s processing function to resolve stuck negative thoughts and feelings that impact your relationships, career, and personal quality of life.
Because EMDR stimulates the information processing functions of the brain it is a very efficient treatment. Faster processing equals higher performance sooner rather than later.
With EMDR, you will increase your positive, self-affirming thoughts and beliefs. We will rewire your brain to process negative beliefs and change your narrative to one that is positive and empowering.
Who can benefit from EMDR?
EMDR therapy helps children and adults of all ages
The benefits of EMDR are powerful and life-changing.
- You will gain full control of how you cope with stressful or distressing situations
- You will change your narrative from being powerless to being empowered
- You will find peace around very painful experiences
- You will increase your ability to establish trusting relationships
- You will gain the ability to regulate overreactive responses
- You will eliminate trauma triggers
- You will remove long standing blocks to performance
- You will eliminate self-sabotage and self-doubt
- And you will increase your confidence and performance
Why use EMDR?
In my practice, I have used EMDR therapy to help people work through their hardest experiences. After using EMDR for the last 15 years, I’ve seen my clients heal from trauma, release negative thinking patterns, end self-sabotage, and do things that they never thought possible. I have had the privilege to see their increase in self-esteem and confidence empower them to change careers, end toxic relationships, achieve their goals and finally heal their past.
“EMDR changed my life.” — JM
“I have gained freedom! — LJ
“I have learned how to significantly decrease my anticipatory anxiety. I used to have it weeks before I had to give a speech. Now I only have a little anxiety on the day of the speech.” — EJ
“I have let go of trauma and made peace with my past. I now love myself and have healthy and meaningful relationships.” — KO
“After just a short time of working with Stephanie, I’m already seeing changes in my creative confidence. I’m a creative professional/artist who has a hard time calling myself an “artist,” and I experience the effects of Imposter Syndrome regularly. Stephanie has given me tools to reframe my cognitive thought patterns through EMDR and hypnosis that are really helping me to overcome some deep-seeded, lifelong challenges to expressing myself creatively. I also run my own business and have been struggling with the ebb and flow of it all. I really appreciate Stephanie’s science-based approach which helps me better understand how to rewire my brain to cope with those struggles. She always provides me with actionable exercises to work on in between our sessions too. I’m looking forward to seeing how much more I can accomplish professionally and creatively with Stephanie’s guidance and practical tools!” — NE