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EMDR Therapy with Suzanne Teare, LCSW, E-RYT

Trauma, depression, and anxiety don't have to define your future.

EMDR therapy can help you feel more centered.

Sessions available online in CA & in-person in Fair Oaks, CA

Feeling like you need to get to the root of the problem?

EMDR can help.

When traditional talk therapy isn't enough, EMDR therapy offers an evidence-based approach to help you process painful emotions. 

EMDR therapy can:

  • Reduce PTSD Symptoms

  • Improve Emotional Regulation

  • Decrease Anxiety and Depression

  • Enhance Coping Mechanisms

  • Promote Positive Self-Perception

  • Support Overall Well-being

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What does an EMDR therapy session look like?

EMDR therapy is personalized for each client - we will collaborate to create an individualized plan just for you. EMDR has 8 phases and is best known for the reprocessing phase. During a reprocessing session, you will be guided through a series of eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation while focusing on a specific traumatic memory, body sensation, emotion, or negative belief. We will do preparation work before a reprocessing session so that you feel ready to be with and heal the distressing experience. 

What types of issues can EMDR therapy address?

Heal Trauma with EMDR Therapy. EMDR therapy provides a compassionate pathway for individuals grappling with the impacts of trauma, offering solace and integration for memories once buried in darkness. EMDR systematically guides you through the labyrinth of traumatic memories, freeing you from flashbacks, nightmares, emotional and somatic distress, and overwhelming hypervigilance.

Nurture Attachment Bonds with Attachment-Focused EMDR. Within the comforting embrace of attachment-focused approaches, EMDR offers sanctuary to those whose connections have been marred by relational trauma. This gentle variant of EMDR, steeped in empathy and understanding, guides you through the wounds of attachment, offering healing to your heart that yearns for safe havens of love and belonging.

Address Depression, Anxiety, and other Psychological Challenges. Beyond trauma and attachment, EMDR therapy stands as a steadfast companion to individuals navigating a variety of mental health challenges. It offers support for those wrestling with anxiety disorders, including panic, phobias, and generalized anxiety, while also providing pathways to healing for issues such as depression, grief, addiction, and performance anxiety. In its dance with the human spirit, EMDR therapy illuminates paths to resilience, connection, and profound inner peace, inviting souls to embrace healing and renewal.
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Experience the transformative power of EMDR therapy.

When it comes to internally-focused psychotherapy, EMDR therapy is one of the most powerful and effective interventions that can help you heal from within. I am passionate about this approach, because I have witnessed it transform distress into peace time and time again. Embark on your journey toward healing and empowerment today with EMDR therapy.

FAQ's

Is EMDR therapy effective?

Research has shown EMDR therapy to be highly effective in treating trauma-related conditions, with many individuals experiencing significant symptom reduction and improvement in their overall well-being. It is recommended by organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization as a first-line treatment for PTSD.

How many sessions of EMDR therapy are typically needed?

The number of EMDR therapy sessions can vary depending on the individual and the nature of their symptoms. Some people may experience relief after just a few sessions, while others may require more extensive treatment. Generally, a course of EMDR therapy involves several sessions spread out over weeks or months, with the therapist and client working collaboratively to determine the appropriate duration of treatment.

Is EMDR therapy suitable for everyone?

While EMDR therapy is highly effective for many individuals, it may not be appropriate for everyone. Individuals with certain psychiatric conditions may not be suitable candidates for EMDR therapy. If you are concerned about whether EMDR is appropriate for you, please do not hesitate to reach out with your questions.

Are there any potential risks or side effects associated with EMDR therapy?

While EMDR therapy is generally considered safe and well-tolerated, like any form of therapy, it can occasionally lead to temporary distress or heightened emotional arousal as traumatic memories are processed. Some individuals may experience vivid or intense emotions, physical sensations, or temporary increases in anxiety during or after sessions. However, these reactions are typically short-lived and are often seen as part of the natural healing process. You will be provided with support, guidance, and appropriate coping strategies to help manage any potential side effects that may arise during treatment.

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How do I get started?

1. Reach out to me through my contact form. Tell me a little bit about what's bringing you to therapy.

2. I'll reply to you via e-mail within 24-48 business hours. I'll share how I can help, my availability, and what our first session will look like.

3. Decide if it's a good fit and schedule that first appointment!

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