EMDR Therapy

EMDR treatment can be a powerful form of therapy as a stand-alone modality or as an adjunct to psychotherapy sessions. Francine Shapiro, PhD developed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) in the late l980's, as a breakthrough therapy to overcome the devastating effects of psychological trauma. Therapists and psychologists who use EMDR attest to the healing power of this treatment, and controlled research studies consistently demonstrate its efficacy and effectiveness. EMDR psychotherapy facilitates adaptive information processing and patients are able to reprocess traumatic information until it is no longer psychologically disruptive. Kim Seelbrede offers this intervention to alleviate symptoms related to trauma as well as other distressing symptoms such as: phobias, anxieties, fears, panic disorder, obsessions, depression, eating disorders, medical trauma, insomnia, sexual and emotional abuse, flashbacks, relationship issues, self-defeating patterns, poor self-esteem, accidents, performance problems and triggers for addictions.  This treatment modality is based on neuroscience of the brain and uses bilateral stimulation to process through memory networks and release the emotional charge associated, which results in Compared to traditional forms of cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT, EMDR has proven to be extremely effective in treating even the most problematic issues in less time.  Clients utilizing EMDR appear to have less chance of their problems returning in the future after treatment is complete because healing is believed to take place at the level of the nervous system. EMDR is effective for changing negative thought patterns, emotional reactions, entrenched habits and even physical discomfort that people can’t “think" their way out of. EMDR has given clinicians and their clients the ability to essentially reverse all those negative patterns and responses that have developed in your brain, body, and nervous system. Kim Seelbrede is a level II EMDRIA-trained EMDR clinician with a private psychotherapy and consultation practice in Manhattan. Learn more about EMDR Therapy Here.

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