What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was designed to reduce distress associated with traumatic memories. When EMDR therapy treatmen is successful, the distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological arousal is reduced. EMDR therapy involves the client attending to emotionally disturbing material in brief episodes while simultaneously focusing on an external stimulus.

Studies show that clients who engage in EMDR therapy can experience benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to accomplish. Severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal, and EMDR is one of the best solutions to address it.

Who can benefit from EMDR Therapy?

EMDR therapy can help children and adults of all age groups overcome a number of challenges. Individuals who can benefit the most are facing, or have faced:

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Chronic illness
  • Depression
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Eating disorder
  • Grief and loss
  • Performance anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Personality disorder
  • PTSD
  • Sexual assault
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Substance abuse
  • Violence and abuse

Where can I receive EMDR Therapy?

Since EMDR therapy is a complex mental health intervention, individuals interested in EMDR therapy should seek a properly trained and licensed EMDRIA-trained professional. It is not advised to administer EMDR therapy yourself, neither seek it out from an unlicensed individual. Miranda Counseling offers EMDR therapy to patients in the Kansas City area. Please contact us to learn more about EMDR and how it can help you.

Can I be trained in EMDR Therapy?

Yes you can! If you are a professional interested in being trained in EMDR therapy, we offer training workshops that give you the opportunity to receive your certification. Our workshops have virtual or in-person options and you can register here on our website.

Please click the button below to view our upcoming training schedule, or learn more by contacting us directly.

Additional Resources

Still curious about how EMDR works? Click one of the links below for additional information about EMDR.

EMDR Research & Treatment Guidelines

EMDR Publications & Resources

Official Let’s Talk EMDR Podcast


Upcoming Training Events

For professionals, view our upcoming EMDR training workshops.

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