Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
Certified, Approved Consultant
EMDR is a comprehensive psychotherapy treatment approach and a powerful method for healing. I continue to see my clients grow through our work while utilizing EMDR. I work with people who have lived through traumatic experiences, grief, anxiety, panic attacks, substance abuse, and depression that have tried other forms of therapy without lasting benefits. EMDR consistently helps people to experience relief and enables them to move forward in their lives. EMDR with athletes and other performers, helps them clear the roadblocks and achieve their highest potential.
I was trained in 1995 and with further study and experience, became a Certified, Approved Consultant through the EMDR International Association.
EMDR was developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro in 1987. There are over 20 controlled research studies and it is the most researched treatment for PTSD. Acceptance of EMDR has grown over the years. There are now 45 worldwide EMDR organizations and over 100,000 therapists trained. EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) delivers cost effective trainings and help to under-served populations and victims of natural disasters around the world.
EMDR is now approved and supported by:
- American Psychiatric Association (2004)
- Department of Veterans Affairs & Department of Defense (2004)
- International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (Foa et al., 2009)
- National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE; 2005)
- London United Kingdom Department of Health (2001)
- VA/DOD Practice Guidelines (EMDR moved to Category “A” status in 2004)
- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,
- Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- National Registry of Evidenced Based Programs & Practices (NREPP)
- The summary of Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) has been approved by SAMHSA and is now available on the NREPP Web site at: http://nrepp.samhsa.gov/ViewIntervention.aspx?id=199.
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