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EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Our Brave therapists are here to help you heal!

We believe everyone has or will experience trauma in their life. Some of us are able to cope naturally. While others need additional support and treatment to overcome these painful life events. Our Brave therapists use a variety of scientifically proven approaches to treat trauma and PTSD, including EMDR.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy: An Overview!

Accept it or not, our past undeniably affects the present and future. And you know what the worst thing is? We don't even realize it! Every individual on this planet might have at least once faced trauma in their life. Some people are strong enough to deal with the circumstances, while some may be mentally affected and lose the capability to overcome such severe events. These individuals do require external help. For all those, we welcome you to the HEALING journey at brave!

Our Brave therapists, with their experience, expertise, and scientifically proven approaches, guide you in overcoming all those extreme events with EMDR therapy in Missouri.

Let us make you understand a lit bit more about EMDR therapy. It is a form of psychotherapy for patients who can recover from painful and unfortunate memories, distressing life experiences, or any major trauma.

Let's try to understand with an example…

Imagine if you had an accident and window glass pieces penetrated your body. What's the first thing the doctor will do to heal you? He/she will “ remove” the glass piece and then work on your healing process. The same goes for mental health problems. Those suffering from significant traumas must first “remove” the ROOT CAUSE, which is hindering the recovery process. EMDR therapy helps “remove” the root cause of the pain, followed by overall recovery. Moreover, EMDR therapy has been proven to be one of the fastest ways to heal; hence many patients prefer it.

How does EMDR Therapy work?

When a person is distraught, the brain losses its ability to process all the information as it did earlier. There comes a moment when your mind is FROZEN, and you start feeling numb or emotionless. Sometimes, recalling that unpleasant event may feel like you are again going through everything. The event has affected you so severely that it lasts for an extended period. Such inimical thoughts can make you see or relate to the world unfavorably.

It seems that brain activity is directly affected by EMDR. This therapy helps you process normal information; hence a patient no longer reminisces those unpleasant memories and events. You don't completely forget those events, but indeed it is less disturbing. You start to see those stressful and hurtful materials in a new way.

EMDR therapy has been extensively researched and is an evidence-based therapy. One of the studies says that patients who have PTSD went through 90- minute EMDR sessions, and surprisingly, it was noticed that the symptoms decreased by 68%. This data shows us the importance as well as the effectiveness of EMDR therapy. The healing rate with EMDR is proven to be very rapid.

Who Benefits from EMDR Therapy

EMDR therapy helps children and adults - of all ages. Therapists use EMDR with a wide range of challenges:

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias
  • Chronic Illness and medical issues
  • Depression and bipolar disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Pain
  • Performance anxiety
  • Personality disorders
  • PTSD and other trauma and stress-related issues
  • Sexual assault
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Violence and abuse

The Length of an EMDR Session Can Vary 

Before starting any treatment, our Brave therapists first understand your present mental state, the nature of your problems, the level of severity, and symptoms. After apprehending those factors, the therapist will decide if you require EMDR therapy, or not. 

Moreover, if EMDR therapy best suits your requirements, then before starting the treatment, our therapist will give you all the insights. Once the therapist and patient agree that EMDR is the correct alternative, the treatment will begin. 

You can expect nearly 60 to 90-minute sessions. It is impossible to give you an exact time of how long the treatment will last. It depends upon the issues, present circumstances, and how deeply the incident has affected you.  

If you want to know more about the treatment and how Brave therapists can help, you can directly fill out the consultation form, and we will reach out to you within 24 hours. After 1-2 sessions, you'll get an idea about how long the therapy might last!

What comes next?
First, let's match you with a therapist or counselor. Who's who we recommend for EMDR Therapy:
Second, schedule a consultation.
After you've matched with a therapist, we recommend you reach out by requesting to schedule a consultation. This helps us learn more about you, and how we can do our best to help.
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