EMDR Therapy in San Jose, CA and Campbell
EMDR Treatment in Campbell
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative therapy approach that helps people heal from traumatic events and other challenges. These are challenges such as grief/loss, child abuse, domestic violence, abandonment, post traumatic stress disorder PTSD, and other complicated and difficult life and mental health issues.
Many times, people seeking help don’t realize that they have had a traumatic experience. Most people only think of the obvious events, such as a life-threatening accident, sickness, or other event such as long-term abuse.
Many of the experiences that we’ve all had at some point in life can be considered traumatic such as bullying, a car accident, or bad or failed relationships to name a few. These hidden traumas can lead to trauma symptoms that seem to not make sense and can effect the function of your everyday life including work, school, or relationships.
EMDR and the effects of EMDR have been extensively researched and this form of therapy has helped millions of people relieve many types of psychological stress.
So how does it work? In a nutshell, when we experience a really different challenges in life, our brain stores these memories differently than non-traumatic memories. EMDR works to reprocess these memories so they’re stored correctly, and consequently, you feel less triggered and impacted by these traumatic experiences or traumatic events.
Instead of talking for months or years about the difficult life experiences you’ve faced, Dr. Mohsen works closely with you to identify these triggering memories over 1-3 sessions. Once we’ve done that, reprocessing begins!
Our EMDR therapy in San Jose is a very effective treatment that is research supported. It is currently used to treat a variety of traumatic experiences that have progressed to causing depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). People often report feeling less distress and refreshed to continue on with their day almost immediately after sessions.
For more resources and information on EMDR, visit the International Association for EMDR (EMDRIA) website.