Psychotherapy for Individuals & Couples with a Specialty in Sex Therapy

EMDR Trauma Therapy I PTSD I Los Angeles


EMDR / Trauma

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a scientifically proven method used by psychotherapists to reduce and often heal distress from traumatic events. EMDR therapy has proven that the mind and body can heal from psychological trauma similar to how our bodies know how to heal itself when we have a cut or a cold. It helps your mind and body's ability to come back online and complete the healing process.

Trauma can occur after experiencing or witnessing a single incident like a car accident, natural disaster or violent event. More often, people experience trauma after repeated events throughout their lives such as mental, emotional, physical or sexual abuse. People can experience this trauma as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some symptoms of PTSD are frequently reliving the event involuntarily, taking a prolonged time to recover from triggers and an avoidance of people, places or situations that bring back these bad memories. 

EMDR therapy can be completed in 4 - 5 sessions when working on a single event or can be used on several events for around 10 - 12 sessions. Many clients like this type of therapy because it is quick and at the same time keeps the client's safety and equilibrium at the forefront of the work.

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