What Makes EMDR Therapy Different?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing


Proven to help decrease symptoms related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other stress related disorders.


There are risks with any form of psychotherapy, however EMDR Therapy is designed to help a person walk through the process of healing as safely as possible.

Long Lasting

EMDR Therapy focuses on getting to the root of your hurt, not just teaching you how to manage your pain or emotions. Because the root of the problem is being addressed, results are proven to be long lasting.


EMDR Therapy is a preferred treatment for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Organizations such as the APA (American Psychiatric Association), WHO (World Health Organization), and SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). All cite EMDR as an empirically supported treatment for PTSD.

EMDR Therapy

EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a therapy that helps folks who have experienced trauma. EMDR aids in resolving and relieving symptoms from traumatic, stressful, or hurtful events. It’s a lot different than other therapies that you may have experienced. With EMDR, it is a structured therapy with specific phases that are moved through in order to help reprocess traumatic memories. 

EMDR has been studied extensively showing that EMDR is helpful in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). There are ongoing studies showing the effectiveness of EMDR with different disorders. As a matter of fact, it can be used to treat anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, chronic pain, and more.

How does it work?

When humans are in a state of extreme fear or incredibly upset, our brain does not fully process information. As a result, this leads a person to feeling like one particular instance is stuck or frozen in their brain. It appears that EMDR Therapy impacts the way a person’s brain processes past information (or experiences). This means that at the conclusion of EMDR Therapy, a person will not long relive that experience over and over and over again. So, if you are living with nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, panic, or depression about past experiences and want an EMDR Therapist in Providence, RI, you can contact me here to schedule a FREE 15 minute consultation to see if we are a good fit. If it’s decided that EMDR is a good fit for you, you can expect to be supported the entire way.