EMDR

Katie Ashworth                          EMDR Therapy in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Naples


What is EMDR?

EMDR is a well researched and highly affective Trauma Therapy. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing  therapy uses bilateral stimulation to desensitize and reprocess disturbing life experiences and is not your everyday “talk therapy”.

Traumatic or negative memories can get “stuck” in our brain. EMDR can help push those stuck memories through to another part of the brain that will reduce the negative symptoms you have. Research has shown that this type of therapy approach has benefited people and has helped them heal from trauma that negatively affects them in a psychological way.



Katie Ashworth, MS, EMDR Tech


What can EMDR treat?

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Eating Disorders What are the benefits of EMDR?


EMDR will not remove the memory, the intention is to reprogram the memory to reduce or eliminate the negative symptoms you have been experiencing from the traumatic event(s) permanently. Benefits of EMDR can include:

  • Reduced or eliminated emotional distress
  • Improved beliefs of self
  • Reduction or elimination of symptoms from anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Better quality of life
  • Better quality relationships
  • Reduced or eliminated triggers
  • Feelings of peace and calmness in circumstances that normally cause negative emotions


How long does it take to complete EMDR?

The completion of EMDR depends on the event(s). If a single trauma, EMDR can be done within 6-10 sessions. If a complex trauma, EMDR may take several sessions, depending on the trauma and how fast the reprocessing happens for each individual.



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