EMDR Therapy in Boca Raton
EMDR Therapy

EMDR Therapy in Boca Raton

EMDR Therapy in Boca Raton

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, commonly known as EMDR, is a form of psychotherapy. It is a recent addition that has grown to be a popular form of treatment among patients who have PTSD ( post-traumatic stress disorder). Post-traumatic stress disorder comes about when an individual does not completely recover after being a witness to or experiencing a traumatic event. PTSD typically involves being triggered by the traumatic event for months and even years after the incident occurred and usually causes intense physical and emotional feelings to the patient. Examples of PTSD occurrences include rape, military action, car accidents, or physical assault.

The use of EMDR might appear controversial, but as more research is conducted, many health care professionals support use of EMDR treatment. This treatment is offered to adults as part of regular counseling in Boca Raton, Florida. 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing treatment works by inducing a structured and controlled process of recalling events that were traumatic or distressing to an individual. The unhealthy patterns of thinking around these events are desensitized and the event is reprocessed. EMDR therapy may contains principles of prolonged exposure therapy that is also used to treat PTSD. Patients experiencing anxiety can ease and manage their troublesome thoughts through this therapeutic treatment. Because Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing treatment might trigger trauma patients due to the heightened initial focus, your therapist works with you to help you with coping tools. As the treatment progresses, the goal is to reduce the negative emotions that are associated with the prior traumatic event. 

Process of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy.

EMDR therapy varies in the number of treatments required. Each person responds differently. There are several phases of the therapy which include :

  1. History review and treatment plan
  2. Preparation
  3. Assessment of the patient
  4. Treatment
  5. Evaluation of the treatment 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy are also used to treat other issues such as anxiety, eating disorders, panic attacks, and addictions. Other than some initial discomfort in the reprocessing of the initial event, EMDR treatment is frequently free from adverse side effects making it a safe form of therapy for patients. The treatment’s effectiveness is a good sign that this therapy can be beneficial to those who need it most.


The therapy has proven to be effective in the long run. It doesn’t work instantaneously and clients must make a commitment to see it through to achieve the best results.


Jody Morgan, LCSW, is the founder of Morgan Center for Counseling and Wellbeing in Boca Raton. He is an experienced, compassionate psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of the effects of trauma, including anxiety, depression and grief. Jody is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, is EMDR Certified, and is trained in Heart-Centered Clinical Hypnotherapy. With these powerful tools and extensive training, he provides private psychotherapy services that result in lasting relief to those suffering the effects of trauma.

EMDR Therapy in Boca Raton

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