Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a structured therapy that encourages the client to focus on a challenging memory while simultaneously experiencing eye movements. This lessens the charge of the memory. EMDR therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people get past their past. Ongoing research supports positive clinical outcomes showing EMDR therapy as a helpful treatment for disorders such as anxiety, depression, grief, chronic pain, performance anxiety, and other distressing life experiences.

Dr. Campbell has been trained and vetted through The EMDR Institute in California which is the premier EMDR training organization founded by EMDR therapy’s developer, Dr. Francine Shapiro.

Repeated studies reveal that by using EMDR, people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can heal from psychological trauma much like the body recovers from physical trauma.  When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound.  If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain.  Once the object is removed, healing resumes.  EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes.  The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health.  If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can causes intense suffering.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR training sessions, Dr. Campbell helps clients activate their natural healing processes.

Studies show that 84%-90% of single-trauma victims no longer have post-traumatic stress disorder after only three 90-minute sessions. There has been so much research on EMDR that it is now recognized as an effective form of treatment for trauma and other disturbing experiences by organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the World Health Organization, and the Department of Defense. Given the worldwide recognition as an effective treatment of trauma, you can easily see how EMDR would be effective in treating the “everyday” memories that are the reason people have low self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness, and all the myriad problems that bring them in for therapy.

Contact Dr. Campbell today for a free phone consultation to see if EMDR might help you release what no longer serves you.