EMDR THERAPY IN SUMMIT COUNTY, CO
EMDR therapy helps clients overcome their past experiences. By doing so, they can live happier, more fulfilling lives.
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EMDR Therapy in Summit County, CO May Be the Way Forward
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful treatment. It allows clients to reprocess their past experiences. By doing so, it helps them understand their past in a more healthy way. When we have overwhelming experiences, we can store memories of those experiences. But, they get stored in a way that makes them feel stuck. Many clients feel that they can't move past these memories, relationships, or stories about themselves. EMDR therapy helps your brain and body heal so you can finally move forward into the life you deserve.
EMDR therapy can be used to treat a variety of issues including trauma related to:
Giving birth/labor issues
Chronic pain and more
What is EMDR Therapy?
EMDR is a process in which the therapist and client identify moments or experiences. They will focus on memories in the client's life that were stored in a negative way. For example, if you were in a car crash, your brain might have stored the experience of being in a car at any time as unsafe. No matter what situation you find yourself in, you feel anxiety related to the trauma. So, every time you get in a car, you feel panicked or anxious. You might believe that you can never be safe in a car again.
In this case, your EMDR therapist would help you identify memories related to the crash. This may include images, sensations, emotions, and stories that you hold. Then, they will help you reprocess that information. It's almost like you're restoring the information in a different part of your brain. But this way, you can understand it more in a more accurate way and can once again enter a car without fear.
What Makes EMDR Therapy Different?
What makes EMDR unique from other therapies is a deep understanding of how trauma is stored in the brain and body. EMDR therapy also uses something called bilateral stimulation. Bilateral stimulation means that you stimulate each side of the body, switching back and forth. This is very much like the way your eyes move back and forth quickly when you are in REM sleep. In fact, this mimic of REM sleep may be one of the reasons why EMDR works so well.
Your EMDR therapist will provide a good way for you to experience bilateral stimulation. while you reprocess memories. This can take the form of rapid back and forth eye movements. Or, physical tapping, and even little buzzers that you can hold in each hand.
Can EMDR speed up my treatment?
Yes. Many clinicians have found that EMDR is an effective treatment method for trauma. EMDR therapy can often move faster than traditional talk therapy.
Can I just do EMDR and not traditional therapy?
EMDR therapy is a process and is rarely used on its own. We often use it alongside other therapies. This may include talk therapy, mindfulness, somatic-based interventions, and other services. Our EMDR therapists are always very mindful about fully preparing their clients for EMDR sessions. They will provide tools to help their clients face difficult past experiences.
How many sessions of EMDR will I need?
Every person is different when it comes to treatment length. Some clients need more preparation than others before they reprocess memories. Some clients have many experiences that need reprocessing. Others have a single event they would like to reprocess. Contact us today to speak with a therapist about how your EMDR journey might look.
I don't want to think about my past experiences, can I still do EMDR?
EMDR does need clients to think about their past experiences. This may involve recalling the emotions, sensations, and thoughts associated with those experiences. Our highly trained EMDR therapists will support you in this process. They will provide you with the tools you need to face your past and heal.
Does insurance cover EMDR?
Yes! All the insurance companies with work will cover EMDR services the same as they would cover any other therapy session.
Begin EMDR Therapy in Summit County, CO
Regardless of where you live in the state, you deserve support in overcoming the issues affecting you most. Our caring therapists would be happy to offer you support! We offer online therapy from our Summit County, CO-based therapy practice. To start your therapy journey today, please follow these steps:
Reach out to Grit Therapy using the form below
Schedule a free phone consultation
Start healing from the comfort of home!
Other Services Offered With Grit Therapy
We offer a variety of services from our Silverthorne, CO-based therapy practice. We support Summit County and the state of Colorado with therapy for depression, couples therapy and marriage counseling, trauma, addiction counseling, ketamine therapy, and eating disorders. We also provide parenting support groups, parent coaching, support for pregnancy and postpartum, LGBTQIA+ therapy, & help clients of all ages via teen therapy, family therapy, and older adult therapy. Feel free to learn more about sliding scale therapy with Grit Therapy by visiting our blog or about page!