Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a psychotherapy approach that has undergone extensive research and been proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is one of the top treatment recommendations from the American Psychiatric Association for healing trauma.
EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages find relief from many types of psychological stressors and symptoms. EMDR can also be used for working through complex grief. It can be done with or without me knowing details of your experience of trauma, so you are free to only share what feels comfortable for you. Many of my clients who don't remember specific details of their experiences or who don't want to talk about them in detail find this to be an especially helpful part of EMDR.
It is a process that is more than eye movement/brain stimulationalone, though this is often what it is primarily known for. This is a crucial part of course, but we will also focus on resourcing by building on your strengths, creating healthy coping skills that you will be able to call on as needed, and practicing healthy limit setting by sticking with a pace that is catered directly towards your needs. I would be happy to explain this in more detail to you during our work together, as you will be an active participant in your healing.
Check out this link to learn more about EMDR from the EMDR International Association: http://www.emdria.org/?2