EMDR Therapy Services

EMDR Therapy is an evidence-based therapy method that can help individuals who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post-traumatic stress and many other emotional problems. Eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a form of therapy that uses eye movements, perhaps mimicking REM sleep, a phase of sleep in which the human body achieves the deepest state of rest and self-healing. During this phase, your eyes will move rhythmically and rapidly and you experience dreams and higher brain activity.  One hypothesis is that EMDR activates similar brain networks to help people process and deactivate distressing memories.

Scientific research has shown that EMDR therapy is a highly effective, efficient, and simple method for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD). There has been sufficient research on EMDR therapy that it is rapidly gaining on CBT as a recommended treatment for trauma and other disturbing memories by organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization and the Department of Defense. Holden, Massachusetts EMDR therapy is especially effective for treating individuals who are routinely exposed to stressful situations, including therapists, nurses, doctors, corrections officers, and first responders such as police officers, firefighters, and EMTs.

EMDR therapy offers a standardized protocol with attachment work, skills training, tapping and mindfulness and structured reprocessing of distressing memories based on accepted standards of care. Because EMDR therapy is a an advanced mental health treatment, it should only be offered by properly trained and licensed mental health clinicians such as the Licensed Mental Health Counselors and psychologists, EMDR therapy specialists, at Labyrinth Psychological Services.