Have you had anxiety for a long time? Or perhaps experience anxiety or panic attacks only during specific situations? If you have tried traditional psychotherapy before and felt that it just did not bring you much relief, EMDR Therapy is an excellent alternative.
EMDR is an evidence-based therapy that was developed in 1987 by psychologist Dr. Francine Shapiro. She discovered that simply shifting her eyes from side to side while thinking about a disturbing event brought her significant relief. She built on this technique and created what is known today as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy or EMDR for short (more info).
EMDR is an integrative therapy and differs from more traditional treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in that it focuses on desensitization and reprocessing traumatic and disturbing memories that continually resurface during the present whether conscious or unconscious (in the form of panic attacks or somatic symptoms when reminded of something disturbing).
Brittney is a certified EMDR therapist and a member of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), the professional association responsible for training, vetting, and the certification of EMDR therapists. Brittney has used EMDR Therapy to successfully treat situations and concerns such as:
- Social Anxiety
- Panic attacks with known or unknown triggers
- Childhood traumas
- Life-threatening experiences
- First Responder secondary trauma
- Surviving a mass shooting
- Separation anxiety
- Fear of trying new things
- Fear of being in a relationship
- Performance anxiety
- And others
To learn more about EMDR Therapy or to book a session, send us an email.