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CHRYSALIS: Mental Health & Trauma Specialists, LLC

What Is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) (

"In the broadest sense, EMDR is intended to alleviate human suffering and assist individuals and human society to fulfill their potential for development while minimizing risks of harm in its application. For the client, the aim of EMDR treatment is to achieve the most profound and comprehensive treatment effects in the shortest period of time, while maintaining client stability within a balanced family and social system. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a method of psychotherapy that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR has helped an estimated two million people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress." (EMDRIA, 2008;

EMDR is effective at helping people gain relief from the following:

  • Panic Attacks
  • Grief
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Disturbing Memories
  • Stress
  • Phobias
  • Pain Disorders
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Abuse (sexual, verbal and/or physical) and much more

For more information about EMDR go to the following links:

EMDR Institute

EMDR International Association

See footage of a documentary on EMDR.