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Find Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapists & Counselors in Springfield, IL.

 

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 Springfield, the suburbs of Springfield, other nearby places such as Florissant, Peoria, or anywhere else in Illinois, 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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Dr. Jadah Petty
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Identify what's keeping your stuck from reaching your goals and learn new ways of managing your difficult thoughts and feelings related to past trauma, relationships issues, work stress, discrimination, and more.


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Identify what's keeping your stuck from reaching your goals and learn new ways of managing your difficult thoughts and feelings related to past trauma, relationships issues, work stress, discrimination, and more.

Something to know about my approach is:

It is very interactive and solution-focused. I want to offer you tools and skills to manage your life on your own, while also providing a comfortable space for you to share. We'll create a customized plan based on your values and goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial Trauma
  • Trauma Recovery
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Melissa Moss
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Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once


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Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once

Something to know about my approach is:

My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma Recovery
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Melissa Moss remote and phone therapy in Colorado, Florida, Illinois
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Dr. Erica Shick, PhD, LCPC
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We work together to address your concerns and explore what may be holding you back from what is most important to you. How the past may link to the present and ways to move past what is no longer of service to you and how to access your strengths.


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We work together to address your concerns and explore what may be holding you back from what is most important to you. How the past may link to the present and ways to move past what is no longer of service to you and how to access your strengths.

Something to know about my approach is:

I listen and bring curiosity to the session to guide our work. Most clients have never had someone listen or help them explore their values. I do not bring an agenda to sessions. Clients gain a better sense of who they are and quality of life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • Leadership Development
  • Narcissist recovery
  • Relationship Coaching
  • Starting a Business
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Dr. Erica Shick, PhD, LCPC remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Martha Womack
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focus on helping you cope and reduce your distress. The process of self-discovery can lead to an increased understanding and acceptance of yourself. It can also lead to an expansion of comfort with all aspects of yourself.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

focus on helping you cope and reduce your distress. The process of self-discovery can lead to an increased understanding and acceptance of yourself. It can also lead to an expansion of comfort with all aspects of yourself.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is strength-based and focuses on using curiosity to attend to those areas of a client’s current functioning which enhance addressing daily challenges and those which interfere with daily functioning.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues
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Martha Womack remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Kirk Johnson
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identify and work to increase awareness/functioning in areas like, stress/anxiety management, ADHD management/identity exploration, as well as affirming support with family/interpersonal relationships, and complex trauma.


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Together, we will:

identify and work to increase awareness/functioning in areas like, stress/anxiety management, ADHD management/identity exploration, as well as affirming support with family/interpersonal relationships, and complex trauma.

Something to know about my approach is:

We often need to dig deeper to understand life's challenges and the narratives we tell ourselves. I often find it helpful to employ psychodynamic tools, like CBT, internal family parts, and EMDR to help stabilize their anxiety and self-regulate.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Stress
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
  • Work-Life Balance
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Kirk Johnson remote and phone therapy in Illinois