Darlene Dzendoletas MSW RSW | Therapist Toronto

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

I use EMDR for a number of presenting concerns that can include:

  • distressing past life events/trauma
  • sexual difficulties
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • pain conditions
  • addictions and
  • bereavement/loss

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched for decades and has been proven to be effective for the treatment of trauma and many other psychological stressors. EMDR is based on the premise that severely disturbing events are often not processed thoroughly at the time when they occur as they are or are perceived as threatening life, leading one to experience an automated fight/flight/freeze response. In this state one cannot process emotions and feelings as it is human to move into survival mode. Left unprocessed these emotions can create distressing symptoms that affect one’s everyday functioning. EMDR can process these underlying states and help to re-establish emotional well-being. 

Please visit these sites to learn more about EMDR: