FAQs about EMDR Counseling in Rochester, NH

FAQs about EMDR Counseling in Rochester, NH

Are you interested in EMDR Treatment?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of 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 opposite sides of the brain. Simply put, trauma gets lodged in the right side of the brain (the emotional part of the brain). The left side of the brain (the thinking part of the brain) can no longer process the trauma.  That’s why regular talk therapy doesn’t generally help treat PTSD.  With bilateral stimulation, you 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 does EMDR help?

EMDR was established to treat for PTSD  and trauma.  Traumatic memories are triggered easily and often carry a strong negative emotional charge that interferes with daily living.  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 is like carrying a 100 pound backpack around 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 release what no longer serves you.  My office is in Rochester, NH, but I offer EMDR to NH residents virtually.

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