Therapy Treatment Team specializes in various types of mental health therapy treatments including EMDR therapy. EMDR therapy is a revolutionary therapy treatment in treating trauma and anxiety. Since being introduced in recent decades, EMDR has been a trusted psychotherapy method that enables people to heal from the symptoms of traumatic life experiences. At the Therapy Treatment Team, we specialize in various therapy treatments, including EMDR, to alleviate anxiety, psychological trauma, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
What Is EMDR Therapy?
EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a trauma treatment that focuses on improving mental health through stimulating eye movement through sounds and movement. The focus is to adapt new responses to traumatic memories or experiences through eye movement therapy. Dr. Francine Shapiro, the therapist credited for developing EMDR therapy, concluded that eye movement drastically increases when patients recall past traumas. Eye movement therapy focuses on training the eye to slow down so you can retain control of responding to traumatic memories. With the EMDR therapy, patients were able to adopt new coping methods and improve their mental health. Since her initial studies, EMDR therapy has been adapted to treat anxiety, and PTSD.
How Does EMDR Therapy Work?
EMDR therapy is an eight-phase treatment that combines different elements including research protocols and procedures to accomplish eye movement treatment. Once our team of professional health counseling professionals has determined how to proceed with the best course of treatment, they can begin implementing the eight-step process included with EMDR therapy.
- Phase One: Planning
The initial phase of EMDR therapy starts with identifying the specific trauma and your body’s response and coping methods. Once this initial phase is complete, our therapy treatment team can assess how to proceed.
- Phase Two: Preparation
During this stage, you will be prepared for the following self-controlled techniques that can help your body’s response to traumatic memories and situations.
- Phase Three: Assessment
A full assessment of the traumatic event will occur to assess how your body responds to it. Then we can proceed to implement healthy self-coping responses.
- Phase Four: Desensitization
This phase of the EMDR therapy introduces coping methods for anxiety and depression. This is a crucial step to implement healthy coping methods and start healing.
- Phase Five: Installation
This part of the EMDR session installs more positive and uplifting coping and body responsiveness to traumatic memories and situations.
- Phase Six: Scan
A medical body assesses the benefits of the EMDR treatment such as reactions in muscle tension, blood pressure, and other physical factors to be evaluated.
- Phase Seven: Closure
In this step, you will personally monitor your reactions to traumatic memories or situations to see your progression after treatment.
- Last Phase: Revaluation
This follow-up evaluates the success of the EMDR sessions.
Contact Our Therapy Treatment Team for EMDR Healing
If you believe that EMDR therapy can benefit you, please make an appointment with our treatment specialists. We specialize in various therapies and treatments to treat anxiety, depressions, PTSD, and trauma. We also accept several insurance plans for your convenience. For the first step to heal, contact our team today!