Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy
Don’t let trauma, PTSD, or childhood abuse derail your life. Tap into your resilience & strength EMDR facilitates adaptation to traumatic life events by creating a safe environment that allows you to turn toward the traumatic events and not away from them. The only way to move beyond the burdens of trauma and PTSD is to remember them without reliving them.
The ideal outcome of any trauma therapy is the ability to say:
“This happened, it happened to me, and it’s over now. I’m stronger as a result!”
What is EMDR Therapy?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that helps give us greater choice about the actions we take in the world and the meanings that we make. It helps us to accept what is and move forward in life with a positive, hopeful outlook. Learn more about EMDR Therapy.
How EMDR Therapy Can Change Your Life
- Have you been through years of therapy without successful results?
- Do you experience the weight of difficult life events that you feel powerless to change?
- Do you feel unable to form meaningful relationships?
EMDR Therapy can increase your sense of personal strength, your ability to address difficulties assertively and be willing to engage in life knowing that loss and painful events do happen.
EMDR Therapy Case Study:
Marie had been date raped while in college. Now as an adult, Marie is suffering from anxiety and finds it challenging to develop a meaningful long term relationship. She had been in talk therapy for some time without success. In fact, she never really dealt directly with the trauma surrounding the incident. Through EMDR Therapy Marie was able to reclaim her life… Learn More
EMDR Therapy and the Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
As with all trauma therapies, the initial emphasis is to create a safe environment in which you can process and move through challenging emotions:
- Fear and terror and debilitating anxiety
- Anger and rage
- Self doubt and low self esteem
- Sadness and depression
- Suicidal thoughts
Once a safe environment is achieved, the therapy involves using bi-lateral stimulation to assist with processing the painful memories and the associated negative behaviors that are derailing your life. Learn more about EMDR and PTSD.
Dr Arielle Schwartz EMDR Therapist
Arielle Schwartz, PhD has been practicing EMDR Therapy since 2002 and is a EMDRIA Approved Consultant.
Dr. Schwartz facilitates EMDRIA approved EMDR basic trainings with Barb Maiberger and is the developer and teacher for several Advanced EMDR Therapy Training courses.
She conducts ongoing EMDR Therapy consultation and supervision groups.