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    What is EMDR?

    A woman takes notes on a clipboard while sitting across from a lady. EMDR therapy in Grand Rapids, MI can offer support with online EMDR therapy in Kent County, MI. Contact an EMDR therapist in Grand Rapids, MI today.

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach. This treatment has received extensive research and has been proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols. These protocols incorporate elements from different treatment approaches.

    How Does EMDR Therapy in Michigan Work?

    EMDR therapy is an integrative form of psychotherapy. It uses a technique called bilateral stimulation to repeatedly activate opposite sides of the brain. EMDR therapists often use eye movements to help bilateral stimulation. These eye movements mimic the period of sleep referred to as rapid eye movement or REM sleep. REM sleep is when the mind processes recent events in the person’s life.

    EMDR seems to help the brain reprocess trapped memories. It does so in such a way that normal information processing resumes. EMDR therapists often use this treatment to help clients uncover and process beliefs that developed as the result of relational traumas. Or, childhood abuse and/or neglect. For a more detailed explanation please visit EMDR Institute, Inc.

    What Does EMDR Therapy in Michigan Help?

    EMDR had been first established as helpful for PTSD. Although, it’s been proven useful for treatment in the following conditions:

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    • Complicated Grief
    • Dissociative Orders
    • Disturbing Memories
    • Phobias
    • Pain Disorders
    • Performance Anxiety
    • Addictions
    • Stress Reduction
    • Sexual and/or Physical Abuse
    • Body Dysmorphic Disorders
    • Personality Disorders

    Do any of the above symptoms or experiences fit you?

    Do you experience distressing emotions that appear to you and others to be excessive given the current situation? Do you tend to be reactive to certain triggers? Is there one or more dysfunctional beliefs that you believe about yourself that on an intellectual level you know is not true?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may still be a good candidate for EMDR therapy.

    Begin EMDR Therapy in Michigan

    A close up of a person with a clipboard while another person sits across from them. Learn more about EMDR therapy in Grand Rapids, MI and the support an EMDR therapist in Grand Rapids, MI can offer. We offer online EMDR therapy in Kent County, MI and moreContact us today for a free phone consultation to see if EMDR might help you release what no longer serves you. Our team of caring therapists would be honored to support you in coping with past trauma in a healthier way. We are happy to offer support from our Michigan-based therapy practices in Grand Rapids, MI and Alpena, MI You can start your therapy journey by following these simple steps:
    1. Meet with a caring therapist
    2. Start reprocessing past trauma!

    Other Services Offered with Unity Counseling

    EMDR therapy isn’t the only service offered at our Michigan-based practice. Our team understands that life can be overwhelming at times. This is why we are happy to offer a variety of mental health services to support clients. These services include anxiety counseling, depression counseling, trauma therapy, and grief counseling. We also offer services including couples counseling, LGBTQ+ counseling, CBT, and mindfulness. We understand making in-person appointments can be difficult at times. As a result, which is why we are happy to also offer online therapy across the state of Michigan. Feel free to learn more by visiting our blog or FAQ today for more support!

    These clinicians specialize in EMDR.