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A Powerful Approach to Treating Mental Health Issues

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a revolutionary therapy that effectively and efficiently treats almost all mental health issues. Care Counseling Services offers EMDR therapy in our Manchester and Concord, NH offices and by telehealth for anyone in the state of New Hampshire. The symptoms we experience in the present have a connection to the past. Therefore, our skilled therapists utilize EMDR Therapy to assist our clients in making meaningful connections while helping them process difficult past experiences. As a result, our clients move towards closure and can begin living their lives practically symptom-free.

95% of the clients who complete EMDR Therapy with us will never require therapy again!
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What Is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR was founded in 1987 by Francine Shapiro and is currently one of the most researched methods of contemporary psychotherapy. EMDR will enable you to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress resulting from disturbing life experiences. Many empirical studies and our research data at CARE prove that most clients only require 7 hours of EMDR therapy. Afterward, symptoms decrease to mild to none at all.

Brains typically have a natural way of recovering from traumatic and disturbing experiences. However, when events happen unexpectedly or cause significant disturbance, those memories often get “stuck” and are maladaptively stored in our nervous systems. In time, this will usually manifest into symptoms such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, addictions, and so forth. A skilled EMDR therapist can assist the brain in processing these “stuck” memories, allowing routine healing to resume. Of course, the traumatic experience will always remain a memory, but we will resolve the physical disturbance and any negative beliefs associated with the memory, reducing mental health symptoms.

Who Can Benefit From EMDR Therapy?

EMDR therapy helps children and adults of all ages. Therapists use EMDR therapy to address a wide range of challenges:

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias
  • Chronic illness and medical issues
  • Depression and bipolar disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Pain
  • Performance anxiety
  • Personality disorders
  • PTSD and other trauma and stress-related issues
  • Sexual assault
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Violence and abuse

How Does EMDR Work?

EMDR is an 8 phase process

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Heal as fast as you want with our EMDR Intensive Program

This intensive program delivers EMDR therapy in a shorter, more intense period. Our clients can feel better in just 1-2 weeks or even days! Typically, we schedule treatment in blocks of 2 to 4 hours. Most clients only require 7 hours of therapy, and they have met their therapy goals.

Intensive EMDR provides many benefits:

  • Eliminating weeks or months of living with trauma symptoms and quickly reducing adverse effects
  • A shorter duration of treatment saves money.
  • Shorter wait times than many other mental health providers in New Hampshire due to the high graduation rate of our clients
  • Studies prove that EMDR intensives are a state-of-the-art modality for the treatment of trauma.
  • Local clients can complete the program in one weekend.

EMDR Research and International Recognition

Studies show that it is possible to alleviate distressing symptoms more rapidly with EMDR than with talk therapy alone. For example, in one study funded by the HMO Kaiser Permanente, EMDR eliminated PTSD for 100% of people who had experienced a single traumatic event and 77% who had experienced multiple traumas after completing six 50-minute sessions. In addition, discussing the details of a traumatic experience is not required in EMDR sessions. Therefore EMDR alleviates the anxiety associated with confronting and revealing those details.

EMDR is approved as an effective form of treatment for PTSD by several major health organizations, including the World Health Organization, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, United Kingdom Department of Health, the Israeli National Council for Mental Health and many other international health agencies.

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