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EMDR Therapy for Stress, Anxiety or Stress-related Depression in San Francisco


First developed and researched by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.  of Palo Alto, CA, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprecessing (EMDR) is a powerful psychotherapy approach that has been researched for 25 years.

More than 400 research reports have been published since 1989.  Eighteen of those are high quality randomized controlled studies.  The research has been so impressive that the World Health Organization now recommends only two treatments for the worst of stress (PTSD):  EMDR and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).

EMDR Therapy has been shown to help people recover from both ordinary stress and extraordinary trauma.

A comprehensive EMDR protocol has even been proven to free people from phantom limb pain after an amputation.  Such pain really adds insult to injury. It is hard enough to have the trauma that caused the amputation, and then the grief over the loss of a body part.  But to have pain in the body part as if it is still there is terribly depressing.  Pain medications and surgery are often recommended and tried, but do not often resolve it.  Apparently the pains are remembered in the brain.  EMDR is good at helping to “digest” and process such memories so than they enter a calm or neutral state.  Researched results: no more pain.

If EMDR can help for a problem this difficult, think about what it can do for you.

San Francisco has highly experienced EMDRIA-Certified EMDR therapists.

Use link below to find them on the San Francisco page.  Click on therapists name or photo to move toward wellness:

EMDR Therapy for Stress, Anxiety, Depression or PTSD

in San Francisco