EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy. It is a body-mind integrated therapy that has been proven to be highly effective for those who have experienced trauma.

EMDR therapy is founded on the basis that trauma interferes with our brain’s processing. The theoretical basis for EMDR is called Adaptive Information Processing. Adaptive Information Processing, or AIP, posits that during trauma our brain processes and stores memories incorrectly.
This incorrect storage can lead to past memories feeling very present. Related or unrelated stimuli in the present can lead to people reacting as they did at the time of trauma. The brain experiences the current, related event as if it were a past disturbing event.

After an initial assessment, EMDR will be discussed along with other types of therapy to determine what approach is best for you.