How EMDR Therapy Can Help When Some One You Know Struggles with PTSD
Hope Counseling of Kentucky Provides In-person and virtual Online Counseling for Men, Women, and Teens.
Need to find EMDR Therapy for PTSD near you?
Whether you are looking for an in-person counseling session, or want to receive virtual counseling over the phone or online, Hope Counseling of Kentucky in Sebree, Kentucky offers outpatient mental health services for men, women, and teens!
Hope Counseling of Kentucky, part of Teen Challenge Southeast, provides outpatient in-person or virtual online counseling for men, women, teens, and children struggling with anxiety, depression, harmful thoughts, trauma, and PTSD. We also help with anger management, family conflict, relationship issues, isolation, and loneliness.
What is EMDR Therapy?
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a new, nontraditional type of psychotherapy. It’s growing in popularity, particularly for treating post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD often occurs after experiences such as military combat, physical assault, rape, or car accidents. EMDR appears to approach psychological issues in an unusual way. It does not rely on talk therapy or medications. Instead, EMDR uses a patient’s own rapid, rhythmic eye movements. These eye movements dampen the power of emotionally charged memories of past traumatic events.
What Can You Expect From EMDR Therapy?
An EMDR treatment session can last up to 90 minutes. The therapist will move their fingers back and forth in front of your face and ask you to follow these hand motions with your eyes. At the same time, the EMDR therapist will have you recall a disturbing event. This will include the emotions and body sensations that go along with it. Gradually, the therapist will guide you to shift your thoughts to more pleasant ones. Some therapists use alternatives to finger movements, such as hand or toe tapping or musical tones.