It is an evidence-based treatment for children, teens, and adults. From premiere residential treatment centers to community mental health agencies to private practices around the world, over 100,000 trained EMDR therapists have helped millions of people reduce suffering and restore hope.
More than 30 positive controlled research studies support the benefits of EMDR for depression, PTSD, anxiety, panic disorders, and more. That’s why EMDR Therapy is endorsed by the World Health Organization, the American Psychiatric Association, and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, among others, for the treatment of PTSD and trauma.
EMDR Therapy offers a flexible and comprehensive approach to understanding and treating the root causes of symptoms. It doesn’t require lots of homework or recounting traumatic experiences in detail.
EMDR can reduce and even eliminate the disturbing thoughts and emotions, and physical sensations associated with difficult past experiences. After treatment, upsetting life events are remembered but now feel more neutral, distant, and “in the past.” They are much less likely to be triggered by reminders in daily life.