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EMDR for 

Trauma Therapy

WHy Try EMDR Therapy in Denver, CO?

You heard about EMDR from a friend, family member or TV show, but want to know what to expect. After a traumatic event, or due to severe anxiety, you are considering the best ways to heal and move forward. There are many different ways for therapists to treat trauma. One of the most effective and popular ways to address trauma is EMDR. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is effective for the treatment of trauma.

 

“EMDR therapy shows that the mind can, in fact, heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.”
~ The EMDR Institute

The experience of EMDR will vary by individual. EMDR uses bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, or tactile stimulation. Any of these techniques will repeatedly activate the opposite sides of your brain. In turn, releasing emotional experiences that have gotten "trapped" in your nervous system. Since the nervous system is the basis of the mind-body connection, this release can help break free from the blocks that hold us back from healing. As images and feelings are processed by the brain, the resolution of these triggering issues can happen. Finally, you can find a more peaceful state of being for healing to begin.

Could EMDR Therapy Help You?

At Catalyss Counseling, we would love to talk with you about whether or not EMDR would be a good fit for your therapy journey. You can also read more about the process of EMDR and ask your trained therapist for more information. For information about trauma counseling, read more about how we treat trauma near Denver, CO. EMDR is a highly effective treatment that can help people struggling with a wide range of issues, including:

  • Grief and loss

  • Combat and war

  • Labor and birth trauma

  • Neglect & abandonment

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and fear

  • Sexual assault, violence, and abuse

  • Chronic illness, pain, and ongoing medical problems

  • PTSD and other trauma and stress-related issues

 

While EMDR can help heal various mental health concerns including those listed above and more, it is most widely known as trauma therapy.  ​This form of therapy is not for all issues or individuals, which is why we would love to talk with you prior to your start to EMDR treatment, wherever you choose to go.

Is EMDR Safe? ​

YES! EMDR is proven to be both safe and effective. It is also a relatively short-term treatment. This can be even more comforting to those who have experienced trauma and are still working to build trust in others. EMDR is a vulnerable type of therapy, but we will not start this process without ensuring you are truly ready to explore the issues in this way. That's why finding a skilled, EMDR trained therapist is so important!

Does EMDR Even Work?

 

​Absolutely. EMDR has had more published case reports and research to support its use than any other method to treat trauma. In fact, this relatively new approach has shown to be more effective and easier to access than hypnotherapy. 

Facts about EMDR Therapy

  • In 2013, the World Health Organization recommended that EMDR should be considered for people suffering from PTSD.

    • According to WHO, "These techniques help people reduce vivid, unwanted, repeated recollections of traumatic events."​​

  • Now, more than 100,000 therapists worldwide use EMDR therapy for treating a number of traumatic issues

  • ​More than 30 positive controlled outcome studies have been done on EMDR therapy. 

    • Studies show that 84%-90% of single-trauma victims no longer have PTSD after only three 90-minute EMDR sessions. 

    • Another study, funded by the HMO Kaiser Permanente, found that 100% of the single-trauma victims and 77% of multiple trauma victims no longer were diagnosed with PTSD after only six 50-minute sessions.

    • In another study, 77% of combat veterans were free of PTSD in 12 sessions.

  • Millions of people have been treated successfully using EMDR over the past 25 years​​

 

Trauma is not your fault. You did not do anything to cause this to happen to you. And, there was nothing you could have done differently to guarantee that this trauma hadn't happened to you. Trauma is treatable. EMDR therapy for trauma treatment at Catalyss Counseling can help you heal.

EMDR Trauma treatment at catalyss counseling

Before beginning EMDR, it's important to know the types of symptoms that might be addressed during sessions with your therapist. This allows you and your therapist to work together to identify the impact these symptoms have on your daily life. 

Symptoms Often Addressed in EMDR Treatment:
  • abrupt mood swings

  • rage reactions/temper tantrums

  • feelings of shame. sleep difficulties

  • intrusive thoughts/flashbacks

  • attraction to dangerous situations

  • inability to love/nurture/bond

  • amnesia/forgetfulness

  • frequent crying

  • nightmares/night terrors

  • inability to make commitments

  • depression, feelings of impending doom

  • diminished interest in life

  • feelings of detachment and isolation

  • exaggerated emotional and startle responses.

Of course, this list might seem too daunting to tackle all at once. Luckily, a trained EMDR therapist will be here to guide you through your healing journey! Often, clients have heard about EMDR, but are unfamiliar with how the process works. It is very normal for clients to feel nervous or reluctant to engage in EMDR therapy. Mostly, because it is very different from any other way of working through therapy!

Getting Started in EMDR Therapy Near Denver, CO

Counseling and trauma treatment with Catalyss Counseling can provide you with healing after trauma. If you’d like to talk to someone more about how we treat trauma in our Denver area counseling clinic, we make it easy:

  1. Contact us today for a free 20-minute phone consultation

  2. Or, you can book directly online with Kristen Dammer or Christina Titcomb, our trauma specialists. 

  3. Begin your journey to hope and healing today

Other Therapy Services For You at Catalyss Counseling

Your trauma does not define you. EMDR is a great place to start, but we know there may be other issues to explore in therapy. That's why we want to make sure you know we are here for your counseling needs in the Denver area. Our supportive therapists provide therapy for anxiety, depression counseling, therapy for grief and loss, counseling for caregiversstress management counseling and more. We also have specialists in women's issues, pregnancy and postpartum concerns, pregnancy loss and miscarriage, and birth trauma. For therapists, we can also provide clinical supervision! We look forward to connecting with you to help support your journey today.