What is EMDR Therapy?

“Gain control over the residues of past traumas and return to becoming the master of your own ship.”  Van der Kolk, MD

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy approach that helps people safely heal from the emotional distress that comes from past or recent traumatic experiences. Trauma can have lasting impacts on our life and cause flashbacks, nightmares, fear, startle or reactive responses to everyday interactions, and false or negative beliefs and thoughts about oneself and the world.

EMDR therapy is a powerful approach using bilateral stimulation to reprocess and change the meaning of stored info, feelings and perceptions about an experience. A deep emotional shift can happen that can move you from a disempowered fear-based state to a more empowered one, providing you with the ability to regain mastery and live a more flexible, adaptive and robust life.

I am a trained EMDR Therapist. Please don’t hesitate to email or call me for more info on how EMDR may be helpful to you.

Take a moment to watch this video to hear more about people’s experiences with EMDR.

Aurisha Smolarski,LMFT 90391  
Couples and Trauma Therapist
4620 Hollywood Blvd 90027
323.203.1526                                                                                                             c.2015