EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing

Proven EMDR Therapy for Anxiety: Endorsed by the National Institute of Mental Health

Why EMDR Works

Certain difficult events are so emotionally intense that they can overwhelm even your best coping skills.  When this happens, the event becomes frozen in time and hidden from your conscious mind. Once hidden, these events cause anxiety and control your thoughts, decisions, relationships, etc. even without you knowing it.

EMDR effectively lowers anxiety and helps you to process the emotions of the event so it no longer controls you.

“EMDR was a nonconventional deep dive into a really tough and raw moment in my life that continued to weigh heavily on me. I always felt safe doing EMDR. And at the other end there was a freedom from the negative hold that moment had on me for so many years. It’s so powerful with amazing results.” 

Client C.W.

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What is EMDR?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a form of psychotherapy that helps individuals heal from the symptoms and emotional distress resulting from disturbing life experiences. EMDR has been extensively researched and has demonstrated effectiveness for trauma and many other mental health issues. It involves using guided eye movements to help the brain process difficult life events, reducing their emotional impact and the symptoms they cause.

The Science Behind EMDR

EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experiences to resolve the intensity of emotions. During EMDR, the client attends to emotionally disturbing material in brief sequential doses while simultaneously focusing on an external stimulus. Therapist-directed lateral eye movements are the most commonly used external stimulus, but others include hand-tapping and audio stimulation.

Research suggests that EMDR therapy directly affects the way that the brain processes information. Normal information processing is resumed, and following a successful EMDR session, a person no longer relives the images, sounds, and feelings when the event is brought to mind. The memory still holds but is less upsetting.

Benefits of EMDR

  • Reduces the emotional impact of traumatic memories

  • Helps in processing and integrating distressing experiences

  • Improves symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD

  • Enhances coping skills and emotional resilience

  • Promotes overall mental health and well-being

What Events Can EMDR Help With?

EMDR therapy has been proven to help with a wide range of traumatic and difficult life events, including but not limited to:

  • The death of a loved one

  • Physical, emotional, or sexual abuse as a child or adult

  • Violence

  • Painful divorce

  • Being raised in a home with active alcoholism, addiction, emotional repression, or high conflict

  • Illness or death of a parent during childhood

EMDR for Anxiety – Virtual and Local Sessions

EMDR, endorsed by the National Institute of Mental Health, is a powerful tool for those seeking natural and effective anxiety treatment options. Margaret Ann Kellogg, LCSW offers EMDR sessions serving the local areas of McKinney, Allen, Frisco, and Plano. Her personalized and compassionate approach aims to help you achieve lasting relief from anxiety and improve your overall well-being.

Schedule Your EMDR Session Today

Ready to take the next step in your journey towards healing?

Contact Margaret Ann Kellogg to schedule your EMDR therapy session and start experiencing the benefits of this proven method. Contact Margaret Ann with our contact form

“EMDR actually changed my mind. I no longer feel controlled by the past.”

Client K.F. 

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Who can provide EMDR therapy?

Only licensed psychotherapists, with specialized EMDR training are allowed to provide this form of treatment. Margaret Ann has  received training by EMDR developer, Dr. Francine Shapiro, at the highest level and has extensive experience in using this technique.

Contact Margaret Ann with our contact form to  discuss how EMDR can benefit you.

There is more information on EDMR at the EDMR Website. Click here for the website.

You don’t have to suffer. Freedom from anxiety is possible.