EMDR Therapy

Treatment for Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Irritability

Imagine spending months or even years in therapy and not seeing any results. Now imagine there’s a way to discover fast, effective solutions to getting you back to living your best life.

Welcome to EMDR therapy.

What is EMDR Therapy and Who Is It For?

EMDR Therapy is a highly effective form of therapy used to treat individuals that struggle with:

• Trauma

• Depression

• Anxiety

• Panic attacks

• Irritability

• Relationship issues

EMDR is a technique that facilitates healing using the most powerful part of the human body, the brain. For a variety of reasons, sometimes the brain can get “stuck” on past disturbing events or traumas. When this happens, it can cause intense suffering for the individual.

Here’s where EMDR comes in…

Contrary to popular belief, it does not take the brain years to heal itself. Using EMDR therapy, the brain can re-process the event and heal itself just as the physical body can heal a wound.

Clients often see results in just ONE session!

While it is common for this treatment to be used on individuals that have experienced catastrophic and extremely traumatic events, it is also highly effective for any individual struggling with anxiety, depression, or panic attacks.

Even if you don’t feel like you have experienced a singular, traumatic event in your life, EMDR can still help!

 

How Can EMDR Help?

EMDR is a therapy approach designed to help completely process past, present and future situations (present and future being anxiety) effectively once and for all. It’s an evidence based approach that will fast forward your progress in your own life by helping you overcome past events that are contributing negatively to the way you feel today.

Heal From Your Past

Embrace Your Future

Find Hope and Empowerment

What EMDR Therapy Is NOT…

EMDR therapy is NOT pretending your situation never happened.

It’s NOT hypnosis or some form of “erasing your memory.

 

Instead, it IS a fast, effective and research backed method for overcoming life’s challenges. 

The best part of EMDR therapy is that you can experience the results fast. 

In many cases, clients experience results after just one EMDR session.

 

Hear It Straight From The Mouth Of Our Clients!

I was in therapy for almost 2 years before I realized that something just was not working. I found another therapist and did a few sessions and it just didn’t feel right either. EMDR with APM Counseling truly changed my life. It didn’t take a therapist telling me what I have to do. It took one guiding me on how to sort out my own life. The office was so welcoming and I felt comfortable from the first meeting. They put me in charge of my sessions and did exactly what they said from day 1. That I would know exactly what I am working on and why I am coming back. They pushed me to think about life without counseling instead of with it. And thanks to that, I can finally start a new life. 2020 is my year. The work I did here was worth it!

-Michelle

“EMDR changed my life in ways I never expected. Was in therapy for 2 years before this and I can honestly say that I am done with what was keeping me stuck! Life changing! “

-Donna

Our Promise To You

We stand behind our EMDR Therapy services. If by session 4, you don’t feel this treatment is for you, we ask that you fire us. It’s that simple. We specialize specifically on healing clients once and for all and are confident that this will be the final solution to finally living your best life.

 

How It Works

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. When you think of Eye Movement, REM (rapid eye movement) sleep may come to mind. REM is the form of restorative sleep that processes our thoughts and helps us feel rested when we wake up.

While EMDR therapy is not exactly the same, it is similar in that it uses a set of rapid eye movements to process the negative thoughts or emotions into a place where they can be stored and removes the negative feelings you were having to that memory.

You can find out more in-depth information about EMDR here.

 

Scientific Backing for EMDR Therapy

Many controlled studies over 30 years have investigated the effectiveness of EMDR therapy and they consistently found that it has effectively decreased and even eliminated the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and distress. The American Psychiatric Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and even the Department of Defense have agreed on the effectiveness of EMDR. In fact, since the first studies in 1989, EMDR has become the most well-researched therapeutic modality and was even identified by the World Health Organization as the recommended method for treating PTSD.

But don’t take our word for it. Want to learn more about EMDR? Here are some helpful links:

 

Psychtoday
The Florida Certification Board
Emdria
American Mental Health Counselors Association
American Psychological Association

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