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EMDR Therapy Lakewood

Whether a large or small adverse event, all human beings will experience some level of trauma in their lives. For individuals who have suffered a severely traumatizing event, those experiences are stored in the body and in the brain. When triggered, those traumatic memories can have an extreme impact on their lives and cause them to experience:

  • Flashbacks

  • Nightmares

  • Intrusive Thoughts

  • Extreme reactions to ordinary situations.  

At our Lakewood Counseling Center we offer a specialized form of trauma therapy that can help. EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) is a form of therapy that directly impacts the way the brain stores adverse and traumatic memories and can get your feeling better, faster. 


Why EMDR Therapy Works

Many people consider EMDR therapy to be a game-changing treatment for a number of mental health issues. This is because EMDR therapy has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and phobias. EMDR treatment can also result in faster results than many other treatments, with many people experiencing significant improvements in their symptoms within just a few sessions.

One of the main reasons why EMDR is considered to be a game-changing treatment is that it addresses the root cause of many mental health problems: unresolved memories and emotions from past traumatic events or negative experiences. These memories and emotions can become stuck in the brain, leading to difficulties in functioning and mental health problems. By helping individuals process and integrate these memories and emotions in a healthy way, a qualified EMDR therapist can effectively treat the underlying cause of these issues.

In addition, EMDR therapy is typically well-tolerated and therefore safe for most people.  It also does not require the use of medications, which is a huge advantage. EMDR therapy is also a flexible treatment that can be adapted to the needs and goals of the individual, making it suitable for a wide range of people and issues.

Overall, the effectiveness and versatility of EMDR therapy have made it a popular treatment option for many people seeking relief from a number of mental health issues. If you are suffering from a condition such as anxiety, depression or even PTSD, you owe it to yourself to check out EMDR therapy.

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What to Expect

The protocol for EMDR therapy uses a structured multi- pronged protocol.

  • Phase 1: History taking - This is the starting point for therapy treatment. Your therapist will gather background information to help attune to the clients needs.

  • Phase 2: Preparation- This determines the client's readiness for the EMDR process, your therapist will explain the process in detail so you know what to expect.

  • Phase 3: Assessment- The therapist will guild you in accessing the target traumatic memory that you will work to reprocess

  • Phase 4-6: Reprocess- You will work with your therapist for a number of sessions to reprocess the traumatic memory. This will include fast bilateral brain stimulation with rapid eye movements which  is used to activate the client’s information processing system for 20–30 s at a time with a brief check in to ensure that the process is progressing.

  • Phase 7- Closure 

  • Phase 8- Follow Up 

EMDR therapy often takes multiple sessions to begin to see results. Your EMDR therapist will make sure the treatment plan is aligned with the results recorded at the end of each session. The ultimate goal is for the patient to experience fewer negative beliefs, physical sensations, PTSD symptoms, and traumatic body sensations.

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EMDR works directly on the brain by transforming the way trauma is stored in the neural memory networks. While the memory of the event remains intact, its haunting effect can diminish greatly. The emotional pull of the event loosens its grip and the adverse symptoms of the trauma begin to fade away.

From debilitating panic attacks, anxiety, flashbacks and intrusive thoughts, to positive belief and living with ease. EMDR therapy can quickly get you back on track after as little as 6-12 sessions with your therapist. 

About EMDR Therapy in Lakewood

We are a great source for Lakewood EMDR therapy. So if you are looking for a trained EMDR therapist in Lakewood, don’t hesitate to get in touch to see if EMDR is right for you. It’s a great first step towards feeling better.

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We’re Here to Help!

At our Lakewood Counseling Center there are a wide variety of professional counseling solutions you can choose from. With your history and cultural background in mind, we meet your unique needs with a specialized treatment plan that is laser focused on reaching your goals. Our combination of experience and training make us a great choice for Lakewood EMDR therapy.

Our innovative approach and experienced clinicians provides a unique combination of evidence-based methods in individual and group therapy tailored to meet your specific needs.

If you're struggling with the effects of trauma in your life, getting help from a therapist trained in EMDR therapy can be life changing. We recognize that there are a number of different approaches to effective treatment. And our experts can match you to the best therapy for you!

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