EMDR Therapy

EMDR Therapy at Choice Point Psychological

At Choice Point Psychological, we have psychologists trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) to help individuals overcome trauma and stress-related symptoms. EMDR therapy is a mind-body approach that can allow you to uncover root causes to your presenting concerns. Distressing experiences stored incorrectly in your brain and body may be impacting your neurophysiology and ultimately disrupting the way you think, feel, or behave in certain contexts or situations. 

What is EMDR Therapy?

emdr therapist calgaryEMDR Therapy is a powerful and proven psychotherapeutic approach that addresses a wide range of trauma and stress-related conditions, including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Unlike traditional therapies, EMDR allows you to move forward without extensively discussing or reliving traumatic events. The goal is to help you break out of unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that is intruding on your quality of life and keeping you from living a meaningful life.

Our Approach to EMDR Therapy in Calgary

Our EMDR therapy sessions offer an ideal solution for those who have found limited improvement from traditional talk therapy sessions. Despite developing deeper insight into yourself from talking through your day to day concerns, you may still find that you are caught in old ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Through the utilization of bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements or sounds, we tap into your brain’s natural healing abilities to process and address unresolved past experiences contributing to your presenting concerns. 

This approach allows you to achieve a state of mind that is no longer overwhelmed by past events. EMDR therapy has shown success in treating various conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, trauma and PTSD, eating disorders, chronic pain, sleep issues, and more.

How EMDR Therapy Works

When stressful or traumatic events occur, disruptions can occur to the brain’s natural memory integration process which can prevent learning from the experience and lead to an array of distressing symptoms. This is in part due to memories becoming “stuck” in unprocessed raw form still charged with fight/flight/freeze energy. EMDR therapy can help the brain resume its natural healing process, where memories can be stored without triggering distressing emotions. 

It is important to note that EMDR does not erase memories; rather, it decreases the emotional intensity associated with them, leading to greater healing and resilience.

Benefits of EMDR Therapy

  1. Trauma recovery: EMDR therapy empowers you to recognize and process thoughts and feelings connected to traumatic events, helping you break free from the grip of past experiences.
  2. Addressing generalized anxiety: By releasing circular thinking patterns, EMDR enables you to confront and manage your fears and worries more effectively.
  3. Improved self-perception: If you find yourself trapped in a cycle of self-doubt and self-criticism, EMDR therapy can help break these negative thinking habits, replacing them with positive beliefs and fostering a more positive self-image.
  4. Minimal talking: EMDR treatment minimizes the need for extensive verbalization. Our therapists guide you through the eye movements, allowing the experience to be primarily internal. If you struggle to articulate your feelings in words, EMDR may be an ideal treatment option for you.
  5. Fast results: EMDR is known for its efficiency as a short-term treatment. We typically recommend 8 to 12 weekly sessions, making it an excellent choice for individuals with time constraints seeking effective mental healthcare.

Meet Our EMDR Therapists in Calgary

Our registered EMDR therapists in Calgary are passionate about helping you achieve profound healing and growth. We invite you to connect with our compassionate team to further explore the benefits of this powerful treatment and determine if EMDR therapy is the right choice for you. Take the first step towards better mental and emotional health by reaching out to us today.

Book an EMDR Therapy Session in Calgary

If you are seeking to improve your mental health, we are here to support you. Our experienced therapists are dedicated to helping you reshape habits that no longer align with the person you want to be. If you are in search of a reputable EMDR therapist in Calgary, contact us now to book a session.

EMDR Therapy offered by Choice Point Psychological provides a transformative pathway towards healing and resilience. By addressing the impact of trauma through our evidence-based approach, we empower individuals to reclaim their lives and find solace in the present. Our compassionate therapists are ready to guide you on this transformative journey towards better mental and emotional well-being.

Take control of your healing journey today. Contact Choice Point Psychological to book your EMDR therapy session.