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EMDR is an evidence-based therapy, shown to be effective for PTSD, complex PTSD, dissociative disorders, anxiety, depression, complicated grief, and other distressing life experiences.

It does not require you to talk in detail about the painful issues and many clients experience relief in fewer sessions than in traditional talk therapy.

EMDR focuses on how our brain processes traumatic memories, allowing the brain to heal.

"EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to briefly focus on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories.  Eye Movement, Desensitization, and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms.  Ongoing research supports positive clinical outcomes showing EMDR therapy as a helpful treatment for disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, addictions, and other distressing life experiences."

"I"m a first responder and after a while some things just stay with you.  After doing EMDR a few months those things don't bother me as much. Even my wife sees a difference."



"I'm not having as many flashbacks and nightmares. Things that used to trigger me don't anymore."


"I did regular counseling for a long time and nothing worked.  EMDR helped me feel better about myself and not think about things that happened to me."


"I dissociate a lot and EMDR helped me work through some things that happened when I was a kid.  Now I feel more present and realize what happened to me is in the past.  



EMDR is one of the most researched, evidence-based forms of trauma therapy, endorsed by:

  • American Psychological Association

  • U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs

  • American Psychiatric Association


  • World Health Organization

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)


Have questions about EMDR?  Contact Jill at 803/898-1779.

Jill is fully trained in EMDR for use online and in person.  She is pursuing international certification through EMDRIA and completed specialized training in the use of EMDR with individuals experiencing significant dissociation, including Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

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