EMDR Therapy Services

Unravel Past Trauma with Our Compassionate EMDR Experts

Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to helping you overcome addiction and emotional challenges through evidence-based treatments such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.

What is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach designed to help individuals process and heal from traumatic experiences. It has been extensively researched and found to be effective in treating a variety of mental health issues, including addiction, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and more.

What Issues Can EMDR Help?

  • Addiction and substance abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Grief and loss
  • Other psychological and emotional challenges

EMDR therapy is a versatile treatment that can address a wide range of mental health issues, including those listed above. By addressing the root causes of emotional distress and addiction, EMDR therapy helps clients achieve lasting recovery and improved well-being.

How EMDR Works

EMDR therapy is a unique and powerful approach to addressing unresolved trauma and emotional distress. In order to better understand its benefits and purpose, it’s essential to explore the various phases and components of EMDR therapy:

History and Treatment Planning: In the initial phase, the therapist and client work together to identify specific memories and experiences that have contributed to emotional distress or addiction. This phase involves a thorough assessment of the client’s history and the development of a personalized treatment plan.

Preparation: During the preparation phase, the therapist helps the client develop coping strategies and resources to manage emotional distress during the EMDR sessions. This may include teaching relaxation techniques, grounding exercises, or other tools to enhance emotional regulation.

Assessment: In this phase, the client identifies a target memory or experience to focus on during the EMDR session. They then identify the negative belief associated with the memory, as well as a preferred positive belief to replace it. The therapist assesses the intensity of the client’s distress and the strength of the positive belief.

Desensitization: The therapist uses bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, tapping, or auditory tones, to help the client process the target memory. As the client attends to the memory and the bilateral stimulation, the brain begins to reprocess the memory, leading to a reduction in emotional distress.

Installation: After the desensitization phase, the therapist guides the client to strengthen the preferred positive belief associated with the target memory. This helps to replace the negative belief and promote adaptive thinking patterns.

Body Scan: The therapist asks the client to focus on any residual physical sensations related to the target memory. If any discomfort is present, the therapist uses bilateral stimulation to help the client process and release the sensations.

Closure: At the end of the session, the therapist ensures the client feels stable and grounded. They may review coping strategies and resources to help the client manage any lingering emotions between sessions.

Reevaluation: In subsequent sessions, the therapist and client review progress and reassess treatment goals. This phase helps to ensure that the client is experiencing lasting benefits from EMDR therapy.

By working through these phases, EMDR therapy helps clients process unresolved trauma, reduce emotional distress, and develop more adaptive thinking patterns. As a result, individuals experience a range of benefits, including improved mental health, increased self-esteem, enhanced emotional regulation, and greater resilience in the face of life’s challenges.

EMDR Therapy at Mountain Sky Recovery

At Mountain Sky Recovery, our skilled therapists use EMDR therapy to help clients overcome addiction and emotional challenges. We create personalized treatment plans that incorporate EMDR therapy along with other evidence-based approaches to ensure clients receive the most effective care for their unique needs.


Why Choose Mountain Sky Recovery?

Individualized Care

Our compassionate staff works closely with clients to develop personalized treatment plans that address their unique needs and goals.

Proven Methods

We utilize evidence-based treatments and therapies to ensure the highest level of success for our clients.

Holistic Approach

We incorporate wellness practices and alternative therapies to promote healing in all aspects of our client's lives.

Supportive Community

Our nurturing environment fosters a sense of belonging and support, empowering clients to build lasting connections and recovery networks.