“The past affects the present even without our being aware of it.”               ~Francine Shapiro


What is EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach. It contains elements of many effective psychotherapies in structured manner designed to maximize treatment effects. These include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies.

There are 8 distinct phases of EMDR Therapy

Early Trauma Protocol of EMDR

I am also trained to use a special EMDR protocol called the Early Trauma Protocol (ETP) developed by Katie O'Shea M.S. and Sandra Paulsen Ph. D.  I work with individuals who experienced childhood trauma, were abused and/or neglected in early childhood between the ages of birth to 3.

The Early Trauma Protocol focuses on the developmental stages of life from 0-3 years old. Attachment patterns (the way we bond and connect with others) are often developed in our first 2 years of living, reinforced from 2-12 years and reenacted from 12 years forward.

The early trauma approach in its basic form consists of the following phases.

Resources: When There Are No Words: Repairing Early Trauma and Neglect From the Attachment Period With EMDR Therapy By Sandra L Paulsen Ph.D. (Author, Illustrator), Katie O'Shea M.S.

Source: EMDR International Association https://www.emdria.org/