FAQs about EMDR Therapy in Rochester, New Hampshire

FAQs about EMDR Therapy in Rochester, New Hampshire

Are you interested in EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an approach that has been proven to be extremely effective for PTSD and trauma.

How does EMDR work?

EMDR therapy is a specific type of psychotherapy and uses a technique called bilateral stimulation to repeatedly activate both sides of the brain. Simply put, trauma gets lodged in the right side of the brain (the emotional part of the brain). That’s why you feel like a ball of emotions all the time.  The left side of the brain (the thinking part of the brain) is unable to process the trauma.  That’s why regular talk therapy doesn’t help treat PTSD and trauma.  With bilateral stimulation, you actually develop new neural pathways in the brain, allowing both sides to communicate and process the trauma.

Therapists also use EMDR to help clients uncover and process negative beliefs that developed as the result of relational traumas or childhood abuse and/or neglect.

What can EMDR help with?

EMDR therapy helps to resolve PTSD and trauma-related symptoms.  Traumatic memories are easily triggered and often carry a strong negative emotional charge that interferes with your day to day life.  If you struggle with nightmares, flashbacks, an exaggerated startle response, intense anxiety or panic, I am confident that EMDR can help alleviate these symptoms.

My name is Lisabeth Wotherspoon and I treat PTSD and trauma with EMDR.  Living with PTSD symptoms is like carrying around a 100-pound backpack 24/7.  Let me help you drop this bag once and for all.  Contact me today for a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if EMDR might help you finally break free of your trauma.  My office is located in Rochester, NH, but I offer online EMDR therapy to residents of NH, ME, and MA.

Please read my Blogs on EMDR and what to expect in an EMDR session here.