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519 SW Park Avenue, Suite 407, Portland, OR 97205

info@candersoncounseling.com /  Tel. 503.333.4948

EMDR Therapy for Healing Trauma

"What I know about living is the pain is never just ours

Every time I hurt I know the wound is an echo
So I keep listening to the moment the grief becomes a window
When I can see what I couldn’t see before"

- Andrea Gibson

I offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy for individuals who are seeking therapy for trauma or other distressing events. EMDR is an evidence-based treatment that offers a way to access and treat disturbing memories that impact individuals in their current day-to-day life. EMDR can be particularly helpful for individuals who struggle to put words to past experiences.

EMDR can help with both the psychological and physical symptoms commonly associated with trauma, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Our reactions to traumatic events are typical reactions to unexpected experiences. Following traumatic experiences you may feel fearful, disconnected or numb, and withdrawn from others. You may experience flashbacks or relive the traumatic experience. You may feel fatigue, experience insomnia or nightmares, or be easily startled. EMDR can help by processing and integrating memories into new, healthy memory networks so you can heal from the traumatic experience. 

EMDR can also provide relief for other psychological concerns like infidelity or painful break-ups, instances of embarrassment or shame with peers or colleagues, personal failures, panic attacks, grief reactions, or criticism or invalidation from a parent or other authority figure. 

Schedule a free 20 minute phone consultation now so we can get to know one another and discuss how EMDR may be helpful for you.