EMDR stands for “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.” This counseling modality integrates elements of many effective therapy approaches—including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies—into structured protocols designed to maximize treatment success (see www.emdr.com for more information).
During EMDR, clients focus on past, present, and future experiences while simultaneously focusing on external, bilateral stimulation (such as eye movements, sensory tappers, alternating sounds on earphones). Through this dual focus of attention and the entire protocol, people are able to process through upsetting memories and experiences that remain “stuck” and continue to create current-day emotional reactions despite previous counseling work.
EMDR is especially powerful in helping people alleviate symptoms of anxiety and in helping people who have experienced trauma (childhood abuse, witnessing violence and death, car accident, bullying, etc.). EMDR can also be very effective in enhancing feelings of confidence and unblocking motivation to make positive changes in one’s life.
Elizabeth Venart has used EMDR successfully with hundreds of clients with diverse issues over the past fifteen years, and continues to attend advanced trainings regularly. As a Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, she also offers individual and group consultation to therapists seeking to strengthen their skills and gain certification.
» Learn more at www.elizabethvenart.com/emdr
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Kathleen has received Basic Training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Advanced Training in EMDR with Children and Adolescents. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years post graduate training in Mindfulness-Based Play-Family Therapy, Contextual Family Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy.
» Learn more at www.kathleenkrol.com
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Barbra is a Certified EMDR Therapist, and incorporates Art Therapy with EMDR when appropriate.
» Learn more at www.barbradanin.com.
» Contact Barbra at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 477-8585.