Laura Pitaniello, MA LMFT
What is it?
How can it help me?
Is it right for me?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) was initially developed in 1987 by Dr. Francine Shapiro for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). EMDR is now also used in trauma counseling, in the treatment of anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, OCD, and more.
The process of doing EMDR therapy typically involves focus on a traumatic or disturbing memory while doing bilateral eye movements, listening to alternating tones, and/or engaging in rhythmic tapping. This process enables the brain to resolve emotional trauma and gain insight into the circumstance in a way that is often more effective than traditional talk therapy.
EMDR therapy sessions can be conducted in-person or via tele-health. For many clients, EMDR treatment can be completed in fewer sessions than talk therapy. (EMDR Center of the Rockies)
Contact Laura to learn more about EMDR.
Laura is EMDR Certified and trained by EMDR Center of the Rockies, EMDRIA