What is EMDR Therapy Used For?

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Wondering if Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is right for you? You’ve come to the right place. A relatively new type of therapy, EMDR therapy is generally used to treat trauma and relieve psychological stress, as well as PTSD.

How Does EMDR Therapy Work?

EMDR therapy allows the patient to recall trauma-triggering memories in small doses. At the same time, their eye movements orchestrated by the therapist. The thought behind this method is that it is less stressful and traumatic to recall these experiences in short bursts. At the same time, you focusing your attention elsewhere. Thus, allowing the memories to share your space without a strong trauma response. Over time, EMDR therapy will begin to lessen the negative effect that the thoughts and memories have on a trauma patient

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It’s known that people dealing with trauma and/or PTSD can benefit from EMDR trauma therapy. However, it is also used for any patient who struggles to communicate about past experiences. Whether it be a painful break-up, a car crash, or other life-threatening accident. EMDR trauma therapy can help patients push past the reluctance to talk about past events. This treatment continues until recalling the past experience is no longer distressing. After therapy, a positive belief will replace the negative response.

What Can Virtual EMDR Therapy in Florida Treat?

While it has had less outcome research, some psychologists have begun to use EMDR to treat other psychological issues. These include but are not limited to depression, addiction, anxiety, panic attacks, and eating disorders. During EMDR therapy, the patient begins to experience the event safely. This leads to a positive outcome, resulting in increased insight toward both the previously negative occurrence and the unpleasant thoughts about themselves that first started during the original painful event.
Some patients have been successful in weaning off of their medication in favor of EMDR therapy. Yet, others have discovered that EMDR therapy sessions have a positive impact on the effectiveness of their meds.

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According to the EMDR Institute, Inc., some of the studies on this type of therapy show that 84%-90% of single-trauma victims no longer have post-traumatic stress disorder after only three 90-minute sessions. Another study, funded by the HMO Kaiser Permanente, found that 100% of the single-trauma victims and 77% of many trauma victims were no longer diagnosed with PTSD after only six 50-minute sessions. In another study, 77% of combat veterans were free of PTSD in 12 sessions.
(Source: psycom.net)

The Synergy of EMDR

EMDR trauma therapy can even combine with other types of therapy. So, if you’re unsure if it’s right for you, you can ask your EMDR therapist to incorporate it into your treatment plan. All without letting go of previous methods or tactics. We invite you to schedule a 30-minute session at a reduced rate to talk about the benefits of EMDR therapy yourself and see if it might be the right fit for you.

Begin Virtual EMDR Trauma Therapy in Florida

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You can overcome your symptoms of PTSD from past trauma. Our expert, doctoral-level psychologists specialize in EMDR therapy and can provide the support you deserve. Our Tampa, FL-based therapy practice can help you with a wide range of mental health concerns. To start your EMDR journey, follow these steps:

  1. Contact Wellness Psychological Services
  2. Meet with an expert clinical psychologist such as EMDR therapist Dr. Oropeza-Diaz
  3. Start EMDR trauma therapy, and overcome past trauma

Psychotherapy at Wellness Psychological Services

EMDR trauma therapy is not the only service we offer from our Tampa, FL-based therapy practice. We also offer online therapy, individual therapy, and couples counseling. For couples, we can offer marriage counseling, divorce discernment counseling, support through a divorce, and mediation. We also support individuals with anxiety treatment, trauma therapy, depression counseling, OCD treatment, stress management, and most other common mental health concerns. Feel free to learn more about our St. Petersburg & Tampa, FL therapy offices, or our testing and evaluation services.

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