EMDR Therapy and Consultation
Our brains have a natural way to recover from traumatic memories and events.
This process involves communication between the amygdala (the alarm signal for stressful events), the hippocampus (which assists with learning, including memories about safety and danger), and the prefrontal cortex (which analyzes and controls behavior and emotion). While many times traumatic experiences can be managed and resolved spontaneously, they may not be processed without help.
Stress responses are part of our natural fight, flight, or freeze instincts. When distress from a disturbing event remains, the upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions may create feelings of overwhelm, of being back in that moment, or of being “frozen in time.” EMDR therapy helps the brain process these memories, and allows normal healing to resume. The experience is still remembered, but the fight, flight, or freeze response from the original event is resolved.
EMDR Consultation and Certification
EMDR trained clinicians can receive consultation from me both as part of their basic training, and as they move towards certification. I offer individual and group consultation and work locally and remotely with people across the country, via Zoom. If you have completed your basic training in EMDR, I encourage you to work towards certification, and take your training and experience to the next level.