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What are the benefits of EMDR Therapy?

EMDR Therapy is an amazing integrative psychotherapy that helps individuals of ALL ages heal from histories of trauma. One of the reasons EMDR is so effective is because it combines ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ of several evidenced based therapies, including CBT, DBT, and somatic experiencing, just to name a few!

And even though you may not be able to see your therapist in person, our therapists are all trained in how to do EMDR Virtually.

Some of the potential benefits of EMDR Therapy may include:

๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฎ

Your past no longer affects your present. You feel able to fully live in the moment and not be haunted by things from the past. When we reprocess traumatic memories with EMDR Therapy, those memories become properly stored in the brain, so that they no longer get triggered in day to day life.

๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐˜€

Individuals struggling with unprocessed trauma may have difficulty with interpersonal relationships. Resolving the trauma can improve your behavior, which in turn, can improve how you interact with others.

๐—•๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐˜†๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต

The ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜Œ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ demonstrated the strong link between childhood trauma and heart disease. By working through that trauma, you can improve the stress levels in your body, which can improve your overall physical health

๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป

Individuals with PTSD/CPTSD have difficulty with focus and attention. This is for many reasons, including the improper storage of the trauma memory in the brain and the nervous system stuck in a state of hypo or hyperarousal, which impacts one's ability to pay attention.

๐—•๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฆ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐˜€

Hey guess what? If you're working on healing from your childhood trauma, that's going to have an amazing impact on your ability to effectively parent your own children. That's one of my most favorite aspects of trauma therapy - it doesn't just help the individual heal, but it helps the children of trauma survivors, so they can have the benefit of an emotionally regulated, attuned parent. That's how we can change the course of an entire generation's future (#mindblown!!!)

๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐—ค๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†

Individuals (adults, teens and kids) report difficulty with sleep when they've experienced trauma. This Trauma Therapy helps improve the functioning of the nervous system, so you sleep better!


Want to know if EMDR Therapy is right for you?

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our EMDR Trained Therapists at Peaceful Living Mental Health Counseling in Scarsdale, NY!


About the Author

Dana Carretta-Stein is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and founder of Peaceful Living Mental Health Counseling, PLLC, and Carretta Consulting in Scarsdale, NY.

She specializes in clinical psychotherapy to treat children, adolescents and adults with anxiety, behavior and trauma difficulties.

She is a certified EMDR therapist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant, specializing in complex trauma and dissociative disorders.


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