Hooray! I have trained and completed all consultation to provide EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). While this may sound “weird” or very different from typical therapy, it can be incredibly effective! In fact, it is beneficial for a wide range of mental health issues. Originally, EMDR mainly targeted PTSD and “big” traumatic situations (such as combat or destructive accidents.) However, the approach has become widely used for all sorts of challenges.
Why Choose EMDR Therapy in Texas and Indiana With Jordan Therapy Services?
One of the main benefits of EMDR is an increase in processing time, especially when you’re working through distressing thoughts, experiences and emotions. When processing time increases, you may find that it feels impossible to overcome. With the faster processing time that EMDR offers, you may notice you’re less triggered by issues or events that have plagued you for years. Awesome, right?? Also EMDR is evidence based. Meaning it has been researched well and shown to be effective. Overall, EMDR helps us to process information and memories that are stuck. Trauma and distress causes a sort of “back up” on the neural pathway that connects the different parts of our brain. EMDR helps to get that back up or stuck information, unstuck. Once those memories can be processed, things shift, free up, and information can start moving again. What can this mean for you? It allows for more relief, more calm, less activation, fewer triggers, and an increase in feelings of balance and more adaptive coping.
Can EMDR be done with online therapy and is it still effective?
So glad you asked! This is a common curiosity about EMDR and online services. Especially, since the Covid-19 pandemic began. While EMDR sessions may look a little different when taking place online, it is just as effective. In our sessions, we will use “tapping” to activate what is called “bilateral stimulation”, in most cases. However, if you are not responding to tapping, we can still use the classical eye movement technique to aid in reprocessing. Some clients find tapping to be their preferred method. For example, if you are prone to migraines, bilateral eye movements can actually trigger or bring on a migraine. Whereas tapping (physically tapping both of your arms with your hands), does not aggravate or spur on migraines.
Having completed my training in the time of the coronavirus, online EMDR therapy is how I was taught. Thus, making it very comfortable and natural for me to lead clients through video sessions. I am still there with you, face to face, to coach you through the steps of EMDR. I am here to support you and facilitate the same EMDR experience. Many advances have ben made in online EMDR therapy. In fact, it is more accessible online since the coronavirus, and even beforehand in our ever-growing, technologically advanced world.
Jordan Therapy Services Approach to Online EMDR Therapy
Although I do not identify as a trauma therapist or specialist, I do feel honored to be able to utilize EMDR with my clients to help with anxiety, postpartum depression, low self-esteem, negative self-talk, upsetting situations, and beyond. EMDR is a uniquely effective model for the treatment and management of all kinds of mental health symptoms and challenges. You may be feeling “stuck” and nothing you do frees you up from the rut and rumination you’re experiencing. Let’s get you unstuck and on the path to more effective coping!
EMDR may be exactly what you need to start to look at things differently and change the way you are perceiving information and living your life. EMDR helps to put more adaptive information on board, meaning information that can help you to reframe and see things in your life or yourself very differently than ever before. Sometimes we just need that little extra help to digest, process, and move forward in a healthy, functional manner.
Additional information about the process of EMDR therapy can be found below. This information focuses on the neuroscience behind it. Super interesting!
What is Holding you Back from starting EMDR Therapy in Indiana or Texas?
I have tested EMDR myself in order to confidently add it to my practice to help my clients. It has been remarkable to see the impact of EMDR for my clients. Additionally, one of the wonderful aspects of EMDR is that you, the client, are in the driver’s seat and in control. If at any time you want to take a break from processing or stop, that is completely your call! Also, EMDR includes a lot of strategies for emotional and physiological regulation. Meaning, if you decide to never actually go into the work of processing, you can still benefit from the calming and regulating techniques included in the EMDR model.
Begin EMDR Therapy at Jordan Therapy Services
You don’t have to continue dealing with the distress of anxiety, depression, pregnancy trauma and challenges, low self esteem, and negative self-talk. Online EMDR therapy in Indiana and Texas can help you understand what is going on in your life. Then help you begin to process it better. Our Indiana and Texas online counseling clinic has me, Laura Jordan, a skilled therapist who utilizes EMDR with care. To start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:
- Meet with your thoughtful therapist
- Start feeling better and move forward in your life!
Other Mental Health Services at Jordan Therapy Services
Online EMDR Therapy is not the only service I offer in my Indiana and Texas online clinic. Other mental health services Jordan Therapy Services provides includes young adult therapy in Indiana, message-based therapy, postpartum depression, and postpartum anxiety Want to do online therapy in Indiana or online therapy in Texas? We offer all our services online in these locations. I’d be happy to work with you!