Behavioral Health

Warwick Main Office

469 Centerville Rd Suite 105
Warwick, RI 02886
Front Office: (401) 773-3685

Johnston Office

1524 Atwood Ave Suite 115
Johnston, RI 02919
Front Office: (401) 425-2231

EMDR Therapy

EMDR stands for Eye Movement
Desensitization and Reprocessing.

It is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy has been extensively researched and has demonstrated effectiveness for trauma. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.

Who can benefit from EMDR therapy?

EMDR therapy helps children and adults – all ages. Therapists use EMDR with a wide range of challenges:

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Pain
  • Personality disorders
  • Violence and abuse
  • Chronic Illness and medical issues
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Performance anxiety
  • Sexual assault
  • Depression and bipolar disorders
  • PTSD and other trauma and stress related issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Sleep disturbance
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