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About EMDR Therapy

Authored by Lori Greer, PsyD

Lori Greer, Psy.D, is a licensed psychologist who works with adults. She specializes in trauma based therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).

What is EMDR?

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a form of therapy that helps people, (both adults and children) heal from trauma and other distressing life experiences. Although this is not an exhaustive list EMDR has been found to be helpful for:

• PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder)

• Physical abuse

• Sexual abuse

• Grief and loss

• Generalized anxiety disorder

• Panic disorder

• Phobias

• Obsessive compulsive disorder

• Substance abuse

• Performance anxiety

• Depression

• Low self-esteem

• Motor vehicle accidents

• Military experiences

Think EMDR might be helpful for you? Please call to set up an appointment.

How does EMDR work?

Our brains have a natural way to recover from traumatic events and memories. When a person experiences distress from a disturbing event the disturbing images, thoughts, emotions, and sensations may become “frozen” in our minds and bodies. EMDR therapy with the use of bilateral stimulation helps the brain process these memories and allows normal healing to resume. The experience is still remembered but is less distressful. The theory of EMDR holds that we have the power to heal our mind and body.

How is EMDR is different from other forms of psychotherapy?

• EMDR does not require talking in detail about the distress memory.

• EMDR is designed to active the natural healing process

• For may, EMDR therapy can be complete in fewer session than some other psychotherapies.

EMDR is recognized as an effective treatment for PTSD by:

• World Health Organization

• American Psychiatric Association

• U.S. Department of Veterans Affair

• International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

• Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Call 608-742-5020 today for an appointment. Our address is 2639 New Pinery Rd., Suite 1. Offering you and your family compassionate and professional advice.

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