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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a proven treatment that helps people reduce or even eliminate the distress caused by traumatic memories. It is based on brain science for how memories are stored in the brain and body. Through EMDR, you can create new associations with traumatic memories to lessen the impact those memories have on your life.

During this treatment, you remain safe and in-charge as a licensed therapist guides you through recalling and re-associating your traumatic memories. Through eye movement or tapping, a therapist helps you lessen the emotional impact of stuck memories.

EMDR is primarily used to treat trauma and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), though some therapists may use it to treat conditions such as:

  • Fears and phobias
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Unhealthy relationship patterns
  • Panic attacks
  • Grief

Whether you are located in downtown Chula Vista, Eastlake Vistats, Golf Course, Northwest, or even Rancho Del Rey, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

The Benefits of EMDR

EMDR is an evidence-based, proven therapy with several benefits, including:

  • Reduction in symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, or depression
  • Cultivating a sense of resolution, or getting unstuck and moving on
  • Reducing fear
  • Processing events and feelings that have been hard to discuss

EMDR May Be the Right Fit For You

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is one of many types of therapy. Though EMDR is known to be effective for PTSD, it is starting to become more widely used for treating other mental health issues. It is best to talk to a licensed therapist to see if it could work for you.

If you aren’t sure what type of therapy is right for you, you can learn more about your options in our guide: What type of therapy is right for me?

Mental Health Match can help you find an experienced EMDR therapist in your area. Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Alison Murphey
Together, we will:

Combat the negative thought patterns that are holding you back from owning your true value, develop coping skills to face future challenges with confidence, and empower you to regain control of your emotions, past experiences, and future direction.


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Together, we will:

Combat the negative thought patterns that are holding you back from owning your true value, develop coping skills to face future challenges with confidence, and empower you to regain control of your emotions, past experiences, and future direction.

Something to know about my approach is:

Your goals for therapy will always guide everything we do. From there, we will identify, navigate, and confront the emotions and challenges you are experiencing. I use evidence-based methods such as EMDR to support healing from trauma and anxiety.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Anxiety
  • Complex Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma
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Alison Murphey remote and phone therapy in California
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John Armando
Together, we will:

start by putting the puzzle together that explains how things got the way the are for you. We'll identify the efforts you made to live your best life, but that ultimately may have fallen short. And then we'll patch together a plan that can work.


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Together, we will:

start by putting the puzzle together that explains how things got the way the are for you. We'll identify the efforts you made to live your best life, but that ultimately may have fallen short. And then we'll patch together a plan that can work.

Something to know about my approach is:

that I don't see you as broken and needing to be fixed, and I don't judge. I see you and I as the same: humans struggling to find meaning, and trying to be effective in what matters most deeply to us. We'll work together to help you get unstuck.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Aging and Getting Older
  • Anxiety
  • Coping with medical illnesses
  • Couples Therapy
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress Management
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John Armando remote and phone therapy in California, Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas
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Elizabeth Cowell
Together, we will:

Explore your trauma story and get you to a place where it no longer affects your everyday life, help you and your partner communicate more effectively and efficently, and help your family live more peacefully.


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Together, we will:

Explore your trauma story and get you to a place where it no longer affects your everyday life, help you and your partner communicate more effectively and efficently, and help your family live more peacefully.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach to therapy is influenced by Aaron Beck who founded Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Many people struggle with misconceptions about themselves. These misconceptions are created by the environment. I also use EMDR.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Christian Counseling
  • Depression
  • Dermatillomania / Skin Picking / Excoriation
  • Disordered Eating
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family trauma
  • Grief counseling
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Intuitive Eating
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Religious Trauma
  • Secondary Trauma
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Trichotillomania / Hair Pulling
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Justine Ruotolo
Together, we will:

Together we will explore your ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, executive function deficits, and neuroplasticity, or how the brain can restructure itself through experiences.


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Together, we will:

Together we will explore your ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, executive function deficits, and neuroplasticity, or how the brain can restructure itself through experiences.

Something to know about my approach is:

The foundation of my practice is meditation and mindfulness, which I teach to all my clients. I create structure in the therapeutic environment, which helps many of my clients feel more connected to the process.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma EMDR
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Justine Ruotolo remote and phone therapy in California, Virginia
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Hannah Hernandez
Together, we will:

Find what is holding you back from moving forward, find new ways to cope, identify your boundaries and triggers, and resolve longstanding trauma.


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Together, we will:

Find what is holding you back from moving forward, find new ways to cope, identify your boundaries and triggers, and resolve longstanding trauma.

Something to know about my approach is:

I treat trauma through the lens of mind/body connection. I primarily use EMDR, which bridges the trauma stored in your body/mind/spirit to allow healing, CBT, which helps you identify and replace unhealthy thoughts, and DBT to teach coping skills

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Veterans / Military Families
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Hannah Hernandez remote and phone therapy in California, Minnesota