We’ve all had those moments in therapy where we feel stuck in repetitive patterns or loop on issues related to negative life experiences. It can be discouraging for both the client and the therapist. By partnering with an experienced EMDR therapist, the primary therapist and client can collaborate with an EMDR therapist to help move treatment forward.

 

Collaborative Approach

As an EMDR practitioner with over 30 years of clinical experience, I work with primary therapists and their clients to target specific memories, body sensations, or limiting beliefs that may be hindering progress in therapy. By targeting specific traumatic memories or intrusive material, brief adjunct EMDR therapy can accelerate the progress of traditional therapy, help the client and the primary therapist resolve stuck points, and enrich their ongoing work.

EMDR Adjunct therapy does not replace or interrupt ongoing therapy. Instead, it is a useful and effective supplement while clients continue to receive treatment with their primary therapist. Typically, adjunct therapy is short-term (4-12 sessions) and desensitizes traumas that interfere with the client’s therapeutic gains. Treatment is most often scheduled in an EMDR Intensive format. The success of treatment is based on clearly defined collaborative goals between the EMDR therapist, the primary therapist, and the client.

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