The Power of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

Are you struggling with memories of sexual abuse, trauma or other awful experiences?

Were you abused as a child?

Have you been diagnosed with PTSD?

Do you feel like you just can’t move on from negative thoughts or memories?

Are you having nightmares, flashbacks or intrusive thoughts about past experiences?

You can relieve symptoms of PTSD and end the struggle with old experiences dictating your current life.

EMDR is an empirically based (meaning its proven to work!) therapy technique that decreases trauma symptoms to move you back to healthy functioning. EMDR helps clients, even with severe trauma and abuse histories move beyond fear and anxiety, and feel stable again.

As a practitioner of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in Denver for over 10 years, Dr. Carrie has seen how successful EMDR treatment is at bringing fast release from a patient’s distress-causing symptoms. Dr. Carrie has completed Level 1 and Level 2 training in EMDR, from the nationally and internationally approved training institute. For Dr. Carrie, the power of EMDR has been tangible as many of her patients experience life-changing results in as few as 3 sessions, depending on the trauma. This type of relief can be experienced by someone debilitated by PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) or simply plagued by recurring negative thoughts.

Three Reasons Why EMDR Is So Powerful.

1 – EMDR works faster than other therapies. With EMDR you are able to get to the heart of the problem very quickly because you know in the first EMDR session if it is going to work for an individual (and, yes, it simply doesn’t work for everyone). So, the fact that you can determine the likelihood of success quickly gives both therapist and patient the opportunity to switch gears or charge ahead accordingly.

2 – EMDR really works. EMDR is a standardized process that looks at how you feel, how you think, and how your body is reacting to something in your life. The EMDR approach triggers helps both your mind and your body feel relief from traumatic stress. EMDR is most quickly successful in the treatment of a single incident trauma but I also see extremely fast and positive results with multiple traumas. The process involves no touching, no hypnosis, and the client is in control throughout the whole EMDR therapy session.

3 – EMDR creates lasting change. Consistently, once I have a patient experience a release from the negative symptoms they are able to move on with life.  Once the fears and negative thoughts that were prohibiting them from feeling healthy are lifted the therapy is over.

“The speed at which change occurs during EMDR therapy contradicts the traditional notion of time as essential for psychological healing.” – Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., one of the world’s leading trauma experts

50 and 90-minute sessions are available. Please note that EMDR processing sessions only begin after appropriate screening and preparation. EMDR is typically a short-term treatment, meaning most people see significant results in 5 sessions or less!

For more information on EMDR, please visit: http://www.emdrnetwork.org/index.html

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Please call 303-355-6682 or email Dr. Carrie – your EMDR therapist in Denver – to set up your free phone consultation or to set up an appointment.