EMDR for Trauma Therapy
Has a traumatic experience left you feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, or helpless? We can help.
EMDR therapy for trauma can help you:
be more present in your life
feel safe in your surroundings
free yourself from shame
Why can’t I move forward?
EMDR therapy for trauma can help you get past what's keeping you stuck.
The Effects Of Trauma Are Not Always Easy To Identify.
You may be suffering from trauma if you:
EMDR therapy for trauma can help you process the emotions and protective instincts caused by traumatic events
“Trauma is a psychic wound that hardens you psychologically that then interferes with your ability to grow and develop. It pains you and now you’re acting out of pain. It induces fear and now you’re acting out of fear. Trauma is not what happens to you, it’s what happens inside you as a result of what happened to you.”
– Gabor Mate
EMDR & Trauma Therapy Centre
Our Approach To Trauma Therapy
We take the time to understand you as a person who has a lived experience that has brought you here. We use a 3-step approach to get the relief you need.
1. We get to know you
Unfolding your story is the most important step we take, as it helps us understand you and your lived experiences.
2. We work towards you goal
3. We help you move forward
What You Can Expect From EMDR Therapy for Trauma
Reconnect with yourself so you can live fully.
EMDR & Trauma Therapy In Toronto
Why choose EMDR & Trauma Therapy Centre?
Eliza Fernandes, MSW, RSW
Founder, Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Approved EMDRIA Consultant
Therapists Specializing In
EMDR Trauma Therapy
Frequently Asked Questions About
EMDR & Trauma Therapy
The effects of trauma can show up in a variety of ways. Persistent symptoms such as anxiety, depression/low mood, intrusive thoughts, feelings of shame, low self confidence, mood swings,
and sleep disturbances
can be signs that unresolved trauma is affecting your life.
If you notice that these unwelcome symptoms are negatively impacting your daily life, it may be a sign that trauma therapy could be beneficial.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. The therapy uses structured eye movements to help minimize or eliminate the physiological effects of past trauma and works by allowing the brain to reprocess traumatic memories, reducing their emotional intensity and fostering a sense of resolution.
By targeting the neurological underpinnings of traumatic memories and incorporating a structured, client-centered approach, EMDR therapy can effectively promote healing and recovery from trauma. Many individuals who undergo EMDR therapy report lasting improvements in their symptoms and overall well-being, demonstrating the transformative potential of this evidence-based treatment.
The process of EMDR therapy follows 8 phases:
- History taking
- Body scan
During each phase of the treatment, we assess how you are doing emotionally, and proceed only as you feel safe and ready. EMDR therapy takes time, but has proven to be effective in minimizing distressing emotions so you can heal.
As each person’s healing journey is so different, there is no set number of sessions we set aside for EMDR therapy. We move through each of the 8 steps as quickly or slowly as you feel comfortable.
Your unique circumstances, emotional wellbeing, and the complexity and severity of the trauma you have experienced are all factors that play into the length of time you will need extra support to heal.
Patience, perseverance, and a commitment to your healing journey will be essential factors in achieving lasting improvements in your well-being. We will work to monitor your progress and support you every step of the way.
EMDR therapy can be integrated with other therapeutic methods, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) or dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT). Combining these approaches can provide a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses different aspects of trauma recovery, from symptom reduction to building resilience and coping skills.
MDR therapy has shown effectiveness in treating complex trauma and dissociative disorders, but it’s crucial to work with a therapist who has specialized training and experience in these areas. A modified approach to EMDR may be needed, with a focus on stabilization, grounding techniques, and careful pacing to ensure client safety and efficacy.
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