EMDR Therapy: Who Can Benefit?



EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a treatment used to “desensitize and reprocess” memories that have been stored as a result of traumatic experiences.  EMDR is  considered to be a break-through therapy because of the quick and lasting relief clients feel from their emotional distress.  EMDR therapy repeatedly activates opposite sides of the brain, which releases emotional experiences that have become trapped in the nervous system.EMDR is shown to have a high degree of effectiveness in treating:

  • Anxiety (trouble sleeping, worry, panic attacks, phobias)

  • Depression

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Overwhelming Fears

  • Relationship Problems

  • Loss of a Loved One

  • Performance Enhancement

  • Post Traumatic Stress (Rape, Robbery, Natural Disaster, Car Accident, Fire, Earth Quakes)

  • Sexual, Physical, or Emotional Abuse



How Does EMDR Work?The therapist works with a client in revisiting the traumatic experience, the feelings about the experience, and any negative thoughts or feelings.  The therapist then uses bi-lateral stimulation (either eye-movement, tactile, or headphones) to activate both sides of the brain to bring about quick and vibrant images that are then processed by the stimulation bringing about relief and peaceful, resolved feelings.  The relief in a single session can be compared to removing a concrete block from one’s shoulder one block at a time.What is the Goal of EMDR?The goal of EMDR is to help the client heal and live a peaceful existence.  The therapist becomes a partner with the client facilitating healing and helping to remove blocked and unprocessed traumas bringing about relief.  Here in Orlando at Life Counseling Solutions we offer EMDR to our clients for relief from emotional distress.  Call me, Suzanne, at (407) 967-9313 or email me at lifecounselingsolutions@gmail.comSuzanne RuckerRegistered Mental Health Counselor Intern, CSAT Candidate, EMDR trained Suzanne Specializes In: Relationship Problems, Recovery & Strengthening, Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Management, Sexual Addiction/Love Addiction & Co-Dependency (women & men), Addictions (drugs, alcohol, shopping, etc),Trauma ,Personal/Sports/and Corporate Coaching. Clinical Training: CSAT : Suzanne is trained in sexual addictions from the prestigious IITAP institute and Patrick Carnes, EMDR (eye movement and desensitization and reprocessing): Suzanne offers this processing technique for relief from traumas, anxiety, depression, addictions, fears, phobias, and test anxiety.  EMDR can also enhance sports and speaking/professional performances, Prepare/Enrich: Suzanne can help you learn how to build stronger relationships through communication and conflict resolution skill building.  This program is ideal for premarital counseling, marriage preparation, marriage counseling, and marriage enrichment, Suzanne earned her MS in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University.