online trauma counseling
HELPING WOMEN FIND PEACE AND COMFORT

Online EMDR Therapy

Session Cost: $140 to $210

Session Length: 50 - 90 Minutes

Whether you’ve experienced one big trauma in your lifetime or many smaller ones, you just want to feel normal again. You’ve been on edge so long, you’re not sure you’ll ever be able to truly sleep again. You just want some peace. Online EMDR therapy can help.

What Is Online EMDR Therapy?

EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. It uses back and forth movements called bilateral stimulation to reprocess memories. Imagine your brain is a filing cabinet. The traumatic memory is stored in your brain’s filing cabinet in all the wrong places. So the connections with the sights, sounds, smells, etc, all still get activated. During EMDR, we are taking things out of the filing cabinet and putting them back in more logical places so that the sights, sounds, and smells aren’t so loaded anymore. Your brain does all the work and you are fully conscious at all times. It is not the same as hypnosis, and your therapist isn’t suggesting things for you to believe.

During online EMDR therapy, your therapist will help you use bilateral stimulation that is comfortable for you. This might include watching a ball on your screen, listening to sounds in your headphones, or tapping on alternate shoulders. Sometimes, you may even use a combination of all of these. Just as in face to face EMDR therapy, your therapist will be “with” you throughout the whole process.

Ample Preparation

People typically think of EMDR as only doing the back and forth movements. But the preparation stages are an important part of the process. These stages include things like psychoeducation and relaxation skills. Also, you need to have some sort of trust level with a therapist before you can do EMDR reprocessing. This trust will help you to be honest about your experience and also know that she will help you identify when things are starting to go poorly.

Technical Details

People typically think of EMDR as only doing the back and forth movements. But the preparation stages are an important part of the process. These stages include things like psychoeducation and relaxation skills. Also, you need to have some sort of trust level with a therapist before you can do EMDR reprocessing. This trust will help you to be honest about your experience and also know that she will help you identify when things are starting to go poorly.

How Do You Decide if Online EMDR Therapy is Right for You?

The first step would to have a consultation to see if Regina Marie Stiffler, LPC is a good fit for your personality. You can schedule a consultation here or by clicking the button below. Once you’ve decided on a therapist, you can talk to her about exploring EMDR. You can talk to her about her experience with EMDR or ask any questions you have. Ultimately, it isn’t a decision you have to make right away. And it isn’t one you are locked into. Earthsong Counseling, PLLC offers several forms of online trauma therapy, including online EMDR therapy.