What Is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a powerful new psychotherapy technique which has been very successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post traumatic stress and many other emotional problems. Until recently, these conditions were difficult and time-consuming to treat. EMDR is considered a breakthrough therapy because of its simplicity and the fact that it can bring quick and lasting relief for most types of emotional distress.

How Does It Work?

The therapist works gently with the client and asks him/her to revisit the traumatic moment or incident, recalling feelings surrounding the experience, as well as any negative thoughts, feelings and memories. The therapist will walk you through sets of rapid eye movement. The client tracks the movements as if watching ping pong. The more intensely the client focuses on the memory, the easier it becomes for the memory to come to life. As quick and vibrant images arise during the therapy session, they are processed by the eye movements, resulting in painful feelings being exchanged for more peaceful, loving and resolved feelings

What problems are helped by EMDR?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ~ Depression ~ Anxiety ~ Panic~ Anger~ Feelings of Despair~ Lack of Motivation~ Fear of being alone ~Lack of Trust of Others ~ Memories of Traumatic Experience ~ Interpersonal Behaviors

How much does EMDR cost?

EMDR at Counsel NJ Solutions can cost $185 per session. Studies show you can have relief in as little as 6-8, ninety minute sessions. Insurance can cover EMDR.

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