EMDR Therapy

 There have been some issues or situations you've struggled with.

It can leave you feeling anxious, scared, overwhelmed, or a million other emotions.

Sometimes, you feel like you overreact to situations. Maybe you noticed, or someone around you pointed that out.

It doesn't seem like doing the things you want to do should be this hard, right?

If this sounds like something you've been experiencing, you could benefit from EMDR therapy.

What is EMDR Therapy for Trauma or PTSD Treatment?

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an approach that is used for trauma therapy. EMDR therapy is a set of steps that brings in elements from other approaches.
EMDR therapy can be used to treat the effects of trauma. This also includes symptoms of PTSD, dissociation, depression, and anxiety. When we experience an event that’s too overwhelming for our bodies and minds to process, the trauma can get ‘stuck’ in the brain and body. This can impact many things. Like our perceptions, relationship with ourselves and with others, and general daily functioning. In addition, this might show up as overwhelming feelings. Some people feel shame, guilt, anxiety, anger, or have difficulty trusting others. Often times, folks experience flashbacks and a sense of feeling disconnected from your body and emotions.

How does EMDR therapy work?

EMDR therapy uses a technique called bilateral stimulation. This repeatedly activates opposite sides of the brain. EMDR therapists often use eye movements to help with bilateral stimulation. These eye movements mimic the period of sleep referred to as rapid eye movement or REM sleep. This portion of sleep is considered to be the time when the mind processes the recent events in a person’s life.
EMDR therapy seems to help the brain reprocess the trapped memories. It does this in such a way that normal information processing is resumed. EMDR therapists often use EMDR therapy to help clients in many ways. Often, it's used to uncover and process beliefs that happen from relational traumas. Or, childhood abuse and/or neglect. For a more detailed explanation about how EMDR therapy works, please visit EMDR Institute, Inc.

Common Reasons to Start EMDR Therapy for Trauma or PTSD Treatment

EMDR therapy was initially used for PTSD treatment. However, it's been discovered that EMDR therapy can help other conditions, too. We know that every person who starts EMDR therapy is unique. Our EMDR therapists recognize that each person has a different experience. With this mind, we know there are a few common reasons people pursue EMDR therapy. And, we know that EMDR therapy can help with many other conditions, too. 

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Here are some of the common conditions EMDR therapy is used with:

  • Panic Attacks
  • Complicated Grief
  • Dissociative Orders
  • Disturbing Memories
  • Phobias
  • Pain Disorders
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Stress Reduction
  • Sexual and/or Physical Abuse
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

If You Don't See Your Symptoms Listed Above, EMDR Therapy Can Still Be A Good Fit For You

Maybe you experience some emotions that don't fit the situation. Sometimes, you or others thought your response was excessive given the situation. Perhaps you tend to have really big reactions to certain stimuli. This could be known or unknown triggers you have. Furthermore, maybe you have some dysfunctional beliefs that you have about yourself. However, looking at this belief "logically", you can see how it doesn't make sense.

Our EMDR Therapists in Colorado Springs, CO Are Here To Help

Navigating this is really tough. Luckily, you're not alone. Our EMDR therapists can help you work through the hard things so you can live your life the way you wish. Our goal in EMDR therapy is to give you the tools you need to be successful. Through our work together, our EMDR therapist will focus on teaching you the skills you need to manage what life throws at you.

Begin EMDR Therapy in Colorado Springs, CO or With Online Therapy in Colorado

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Dealing with the aftermath of difficult events can take a toll on you. Living with the mess trauma left can feel impossible. However, you're not alone. EMDR therapy can help! Our Colorado Springs-based EMDR therapists are trained and skilled in working with folks working through tough situations. When you're ready to begin your journey with EMDR therapy, follow these steps:
  1. Regain control of your life.

Other Counseling Services Provided in Colorado

EMDR therapy isn’t the only service we offer. We can see clients in our Colorado Springs-based counseling clinic or anywhere in the state with online therapy in Colorado.  Our counselors work with individuals and families. They are trained in providing CBT, mindfulness, and somatic experiencing in addition to EMDR. Additionally, our therapists provide counseling for anxiety, bereavement, trauma therapy and PTSD treatment, and substance use. For families, we offer teen counseling, counseling for new mothers, and IFS. We also provide faith-based counseling and counseling for spiritual/religious struggles.

300 Garden of the Gods Rd, Ste 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

(719) 428-2952

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