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EMDR Movie, a Documentary by Michael Burns, reviewed by Vista Counselor Belle Hazelhurst

“I am a psychotherapist practicing since 1990 and utilizing EMDR since my first training in 1995.
This documentary is an excellent overview of the history, research, and profound healing potential of this very gracious healing modality. Michael Burns has done a very thorough and compelling review, interviewing numerous researchers and professionals in the field, along with interviewing clients.
He weaves into the narrative beautiful stories of deep healing with individuals and children who have lived through overwhelming trauma and had the good fortune of finding their way to competent EMDR therapists who assisted them to find their way back to health, balance, and wholeness again.
The film lasts just over an hour and was quite captivating and interesting the entire time. I will definitely be utilizing this film to further educate and introduce clients to the power of EMDR. It is my hope that this film will reach a larger audience so that more people will become aware of this amazingly respectful and deep potential for (often quickly) moving people from pain and suffering into healing and freedom. Thank you, Michael Burns, for this beautiful piece of work and your part in spreading this information out to the world in a larger way.”
About Belle:  She is a talented therapist who first introduced me to EMDR in 1997 when I needed to overcome the fear of starting a private practice.  She did such a great job that my fear was overcome in 2 sessions.  I immediately wanted to become an EMDR therapist.  Her office in Vista, CA is good for people in North County Coastal communities. — Dana Terrell, LCSW, EAC
To link to a profile for Belle Hazlehurst, RN, MFT, please click on her name.

EMDR Therapist Susan Kluge has joined the Sierra Madre branch of Comprehensive Therapy Approach website

In launching the Los Angeles Directory of Comprehensive Therapy we are delighted to welcome Susan Kluge, MA, LMFT.  Her office in Sierra Madre is on West Sierra Madre Blvd.

Susan Kluge is a Certified EMDR Therapist who specializes in serving Teens, Adults, Couples and Seniors.  She has a  Certificate in Gerontology.

Additional specialties Susan has include:  Anxiety, Panic Disorders, Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Addiction Recovery, Co-Dependency, Obsessive Thinking, Compulsive Behaviors, Self-Esteem Issues, Loss and Grief, Life Transitions, Stress management, Relationship Issues, Childhood Issues, Spirituality.

The Treatment Modalities she employs include:  EMDR Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Pre-Marital Counseling.

Please link here to her Profile Page (under construction) on Sierra Madre


EMDR Helps Worriers in Seattle, Washington

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.  It is a psychotherapy that has been researched thoroughly and proven to help with the severe problem of PTST.  Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is an intense anxiety disorder.  EMDR can help milder anxiety, as well.  Worry is one of those cases.  Here are the comments of one client:

“What I have learned from my EMDR sessions has changed my entire outlook and perspective on life. I am one that has a problem with worrying about everything. Now with the help of EMDR I feel more confident in myself and am finally in control of my life. It has been an extremely valuable and helpful experience.”   — Bonnie

We have a wonderful resource in Seattle to help you find a Certified EMDR therapist.  We have therapists in Kirkland, Spokane Valley, Seattle, Port Orchard and Poulsbo.  They’d love to hear from you.  Please check them out at