EMDR in Philadelphia and Scranton, PA

Online Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing in Pennsylvania and New York

The expertly trained psychotherapists at Perez Psychotherapy offer virtual EMDR visits to individuals living throughout Pennsylvania and New York including Philadelphia, Scranton, and NYC.

What is EMDR?

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, which is a type of therapy that is used to treat individuals who have experienced trauma, anxiety, or other emotional disturbances. The therapy involves the use of eye movements, sounds, or taps to help the individual process and work through their traumatic experiences.

During an EMDR session, the therapist will guide the individual through a series of eye movements or other bilateral stimulation techniques while they recall their traumatic experiences. This is done to help the individual process and reprocess the traumatic memories in a safe and controlled environment. The goal of EMDR is to help the individual process the traumatic experiences and reduce the intensity of their emotional distress related to the trauma.

EMDR is a relatively new therapy, and its effectiveness is still being studied. Some studies have shown that EMDR can be an effective treatment for PTSD and other trauma-related disorders. However, like any therapy, the effectiveness of EMDR may vary depending on the individual and the severity of their symptoms. It is important to speak with a mental health professional to determine if EMDR is an appropriate treatment option for you.

What can EMDR be used for?

In addition to its use for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, EMDR has been successfully used to treat:

Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Grief and Loss
Chronic Pain
Performance Anxiety
Sleep Disturbances
Feelings of worthlessness/Low Self-Esteem

How Long Does Treatment Take?

The length of EMDR treatment can vary depending on the individual and their specific needs. Generally, EMDR treatment can last anywhere from a few sessions to several months or longer. The duration of treatment depends on factors such as the severity of the individual’s symptoms, the number of traumatic experiences they have had, and how quickly they respond to the therapy.

EMDR typically involves an initial assessment to determine if the individual is a good candidate for the therapy. The therapist will then work with the individual to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs. Treatment sessions may be scheduled once or twice a week, and each session typically lasts around 60 to 90 minutes.

It is important to note that EMDR is not a quick fix, and it may take several sessions before an individual begins to notice significant improvements. Patience and commitment to the therapy process are key to achieving positive outcomes with EMDR.