What is EMDR? EMDR is an evidence-based psychotherapy for trauma. It has been extensively researched and proven to be a gold-standard treatment for PTSD. While originally designed to treat PTSD, it has since been found to be effective for the recovery of a variety of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, addiction, and panic disorders.
How Does It Work? EMDR is a transformative therapy that reduces emotional distress associated with traumatic memories. Unlike traditional talk therapy, EMDR uses a unique process called bilateral stimulation, which activates both sides of your brain during the processing of past memories and recent events. This increase of electrical activity allows the brain to make mental connections resulting in improved emotional processing. The technique of bilateral stimulation harnesses your brain’s natural healing capacity so that you can reduce negative emotions, gain clarity, and live as your authentic self.
Why Karissa? Karissa specializes in treating trauma as an EMDRIA-approved EMDR therapist. This means she was trained through the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), which is an organization that sets the highest standards of excellence and integrity in EMDR. She is accepting new clients and offers a free consultation call. To schedule an appointment, click here. Karissa Trombley is a student intern at Cypress Wellness Center working on her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Troy University. She has experience working with diverse clientele and issues with relationships, codependency, 12 Step recovery, depression, anxiety, trauma, inner child healing, and chronic illness management. She is well-versed in cognitive reframing, mindfulness techniques, and helping others overcome shame through self-compassion.