Eye Moment Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Moment Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an extensively researched and highly effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.

EMDR therapy does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue or completing homework between sessions. EMDR therapy, rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from the distressing issue, allows the brain to resume its natural healing process.

Combination of EMDR with Art Therapy

Using a distinctive combination of art therapy with EMDR, an extremely effective form of psychotherapy supported by research.  Together art therapy with EMDR helps improve self-esteem/confidence, building a stronger emotional foundation and mental health resilience to life’s stressors.  Effective treating anxiety, depression, stress and trauma in adults and children.

Here are some common issues that people come to Art of Counseling for help with:

  • stress and anxiety stemming from work/life imbalance, life transitions (job change, moves, births, marriage, divorce, etc.), grief/loss, troubled relationships, low self-esteem, phobias.
  • traumatic stress due to being involved in an accident, traumatic hospitalization/medical procedures, abuse, rape, being victim to a crime.
  • depression from the lack self-worth, overwhelming feelings of guilt and a decrease in the pleasures in life.