EMDR is administered by trained mental health professionals such as psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists.
EMDR helps individuals to process traumatic experiences or emotional issues that are causing distress. The technique uses eye movements as well as other forms of tactile stimulation while focusing on the memory or issue being addressed. Through this process of alternating stimulus, the individual is able to gain insight into their current emotional state, helping them to manage their emotions more effectively.
EMDR has been widely recognized for its efficacy in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as other conditions including anxiety, depression, and phobias. It is a safe and effective treatment for managing psychological distress and can be used in conjunction with other forms of therapy such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).
Research has shown that EMDR may provide more rapid relief of symptoms compared to traditional therapies such as CBT. It is important to note that only trained mental health professionals are qualified to administer EMDR therapy. If you think you might benefit from this type of therapy, it is important to consult with a mental health professional who specializes in the practice of EMDR.