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what is emdr therapy?

"Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences..." (EMDRIA, 2020.


EMDR Therapy is a powerful tool to enhance your healing. During your EMDR Therapy sessions you will be educated about trauma and the brain/body, learn coping skills to effectively navigate distress and be guided into the process of learning to trust your body's natural ability to heal. A rewarding feature of EMDR Therapy is that the growth, learning and healing you gain from therapy will come from within.

who can emdr help? 

EMDR Therapy is a trauma-based treatment, which is most powerful when you feel ready, motivated and capable to approach your distress. Unresolved trauma is any life experience you haven't fully processed or made peace with.  

EMDR Therapy is commonly used to support individuals navigating PTSD, anxiety/panic, depression, grief & loss, sexual assault, violence & abuse, survivors of natural disasters, performance anxiety, substance abuse & addiction, chronic illness, pain, major life changes, relational issues, uncertainty and more...If you have further questions contact POW Therapy or Learn More.

healing is possible

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EMDR & Relationship Therapy 

  • Relationship therapy can be powerful to help you navigate your relationship(s) when you feel stuck, betrayed or uncertain.

  • Engaging in EMDR Therapy in tandem with relational work profoundly enhances your healing, understanding and promotes quicker results.

  • When all parties commit to in-depth growth, learning and healing by incorporating EMDR, clarity and the path forward reveals itself.

  • I work with the relationship together & see each person individually for EMDR. Some people choose to be present for each others' EMDR sessions if safety & trust are present.

Example of Relational & EMDR Schedule 

Week 1: Relationship Therapy

Week 2: Individual EMDR Therapy

Week 3: Relationship Therapy

Week 4: Individual EMDR Therapy

~ Continue in this manner until satisfied with results.

~ Modify scheduling to cater to personalized needs.

Photo Credit: Tim Kelly - Michelle Kelly atop the South Ridge of Mt. Superior. Alta, UT

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