To fully prepare a person for successful, long-term recovery, it is essential to address the full scope of their needs, including any co-occurring mental health concerns. This includes helping people who have been living with untreated trauma. At Sanctuary Treatment Center in Los Angeles, EMDR therapy is a vital component of care for clients who have a history of trauma.
The initialism EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. This form of therapy combines rapid eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation (such as taps or sounds) with elements of cognitive therapy to help people overcome distress related to traumatic memories.
Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., began to develop EMDR therapy in the late 1980s. Dr. Shapiro initially called this new form of therapy Eye Movement Desensitization (EMD). In the early 1990s she changed the name to EMDR therapy to more accurately reflect the principles upon which this approach is based.
EMDR therapy in Los Angeles at Sanctuary Treatment Center is organized into the following eight phases:
Clients will progress through several phases during a typical EMDR therapy session. The number of sessions they participate in will be determined by their progress and continued need.
At Sanctuary Treatment Center in Los Angeles, EMDR therapy may be included in the personalized treatment plans of adults whose history includes untreated trauma.
Posttraumatic stress disorder is the most obvious example of a mental health concern that may be treated with EMDR. But individuals who struggle with a variety of other concerns may also be helped by this type of therapy. For example, EMDR may be beneficial for people who have developed conditions such as:
Some clients who have the disorders above may benefit from EMDR, while others may be better served by other approaches. Also, people who have disorders not listed here may also experience relief after participating in EMDR sessions. The decision to include EMDR therapy in a client’s treatment plan must be based on a thorough assessment of their specific needs.
Receiving EMDR therapy in Los Angeles at Sanctuary Treatment Center can benefit clients in many ways, including the following:
Treatment for trauma and related concerns can take many forms. If you have been seeking EMDR therapy in Los Angeles, it is important to find the provider whose programs and services align with your needs and expectations. Here are a few factors to consider:
When you contact Sanctuary Treatment Center, we will be happy to answer these and any other questions you have. You should expect nothing less from any facility you are considering.
Sanctuary Treatment Center offers a continuum of personalized services, including EMDR therapy, for adults whose lives have been disrupted by untreated trauma. Our center in Los Angeles, California, is a safe and supportive place to begin your journey toward improved health. Contact us today to learn more.
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