EMDR Therapy in Houston, TX
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a structured therapy approach designed to help individuals process distressing memories and resolve associated negative emotions, beliefs, and sensations by utilizing bilateral brain stimulation. It is known for its success in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), although its applications extend to a wide range of conditions, such as anxiety, depression, phobias, and more! Several of our therapists at Brittani Persha Counseling are trained in using EMDR with children, teens, and adults.
As mentioned above, the unique aspect of EMDR therapy lies in its integration of bilateral stimulation (activating both sides of the brain), which can include side-to-side eye movements, taps, or sounds. These bilateral stimulations are believed to activate the brain’s information processing mechanisms, enabling the mind to reprocess disturbing memories in a more adaptive way. This reprocessing allows the individual to integrate the traumatic memory within their broader life experiences, reducing its emotional impact and helping to alleviate associated symptoms.
Throughout the course of treatment, the therapist assists the client in managing any distress that may arise during the sessions, ensuring a safe and supportive environment for the healing process to take place. As sessions progress, the individual often experiences a reduction in the intensity of their symptoms and a noticeable improvement in their overall well-being.
What makes EMDR therapy stand out is its holistic approach towards treating a variety of presenting problems. It recognizes that traumatic experiences not only affect the mind but also impact the body and emotions. By addressing these various facets, EMDR aims to create a comprehensive and lasting healing process.
WHAT CONDITIONS AND ISSUES DOES EMDR THERAPY TREAT?
The EMDR Therapy Process at Brittani Persha Counseling
EMDR therapy, an eight-phase approach, is a structured and effective method for individuals seeking to address distressing memories and trauma. These phases guide the therapeutic journey through targeted memory reprocessing within EMDR therapy:
Begin EMDR Therapy at Brittani persha Counseling
At BPC, we are committed to supporting you and your family in the best way that works for you! If you believe that EMDR therapy may be beneficial for you or your child, we would love to help. We have five therapists in our office currently that are trained in providing EMDR therapy to children, adolescents, and adults! Don’t let the weight of your trauma and anxiety keep you from living the life you deserve.
If you are interested in beginning EMDR Therapy at Brittani Persha Counseling, please give us a call at 713-364-8645 or schedule a FREE phone consultation using the link below. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Not looking for EMDR? Check out the other services offered at bPC
- Child Therapy
- Child Therapy for ADHD
- Child Therapy for Behavior Problems
- Child Therapy for Anxiety
- Child Therapy for PTSD and Trauma
- Teen Therapy
- Adult Therapy
- Trauma and PTSD Treatment for Adults
- Parent Counseling
- Couples and Marriage Counseling