EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

 

what is EMDR?

EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a method developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro, and is a “research-supported, integrative psychotherapy approach designed to treat symptoms of trauma and post-traumatic stress. EMDR sessions follow a specific sequence of phases, and practitioners use bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, to help the client process unresolved memories from adverse experiences. EMDR can be used to address any number of concerns, and it is compatible with other types of therapy.”¹

How does it work?

Some memories associated with traumatic life experiences may remain unprocessed due to the high level of disturbance experienced at the time of the event. This stored memory may be linked to emotions, negative cognitions, and physical sensations experienced during the event. This may affect the way a person responds to similar future adverse experiences. “Through EMDR therapy, these fragmented memories can be reprocessed so that they become more coherent and less disruptive.”¹

Who can benefit?

EMDR is a therapy tool that has been shown to be effective for various kinds of issues, especially for individuals dealing with:

  • All forms of trauma
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Anger
  • Fears and phobias
  • Chronic pain
  • Substance abuse
  • Sports performance issues

EMDR Specialists

These counselors are specially trained in EMDR and we would be happy to talk with you about any questions you may have. Check out their profiles and when ready please feel free to contact us. We’re here for you!

Angelo Weynen

M.A., LPC

Some of Angelo's specialties include:

  • family counseling/parenting issues
  • children/adolescents
  • couples counseling (premarital/marital)
  • trauma and recovery; trained in EMDR and brainspotting
  • relational tension/conflict
  • anxiety/depression
  • grief/loss counseling
  • men's/father issues

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Brad Fabling

M.S., LPC, NCC

Some of Brad's specialties include:

  • premarital and couples counseling (Brad is Prepare/Enrich certified)
  • family, adolescents and children
  • trauma/EMDR
  • depression
  • grief and loss
  • anxiety
  • anger management
  • veteran transition

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Jessica Klika

Internship Program Director
M.A., LPC

Some of Jessica's specialties include:

  • PTSD/trauma/EMDR
  • Certified Brainspotting Practitioner 
  • anxiety
  • play therapy/children (Certified Synergetic Play Therapist)
  • teens and young adults
  • premarital counseling (Jessica is Prepare/Enrich and SYMBIS certified)
  • couples counseling (dating, marriage, re-marriage)
  • women’s issues
  • blended/stepfamily issues

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Lance Hill

M.A., LPCC

Some of Lance's specialties include:

  • anxiety and depression
  • substance/dependency-related issues
  • life transitions
  • men's issues
  • relational struggles and conflicts
  • spiritual development (doubts and questions)
  • trauma (EMDR trained)
  • church hurt
  • shame
  • sexuality issues

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Lauren McAllister

M.A., LPC

Some of Lauren’s specialties include:

  • trauma/PTSD (EMDR certified)
  • children and teens
  • parenting
  • PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy)
  • spiritual issues
  • women’s issues
  • grief and loss
  • depression/anxiety

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Robin Mathias

M.A., LPC

Some of Robin’s specialties include:

  • adolescents
  • anxiety/depression
  • trauma, PTSD and recovery, trained in EMDR
  • self-esteem and identity development
  • life transitions
  • grief/loss
  • parenting issues
  • Christian spiritual direction and formation
  • healing from abuse: verbal, physical, sexual
  • conflict mediation and communication skills
  • interpersonal relationships: social skill building and relationship improvement
  • sexuality issues

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Sean F. Taylor

M.S., LMFT, LAC

Sean is the Founder and Director of Cornerstone Christian Counseling and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Some of his specialties include:

  • couples counseling (dating, marriage, re-marriage; Sean is Prepare/Enrich and SYMBIS certified)
  • family counseling/parenting issues
  • sex therapy
  • dependencies
  • men’s issues
  • trauma therapy
  • EMDR trained
  • brainspotting practitioner
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

View Sean's bio

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