Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is widely-recognized as a powerful, effective practice that augments clinical processes toward the most comprehensively healing outcome. As a therapy, it has been deeply studied for over 30 years, making EMDR among the most successful healing treatment methods.

Our two Manhattan NYC EMDR therapy offices are conveniently located in central, downtown neighborhoods. We welcome new people seeking help toward long-lasting and transformative well-being.

We are certified in the EMDR treatment method developed and taught by Francine Shapiro. This involves a detailed 8-step protocol that has demonstrated positive results with many tens of thousands of individuals over the course of nearly three decades.

Anxiety Therapy

Using EMDR, we offer transforming anxiety therapy for those suffering from chronic stress and related conditions in our city, or outside it. A full range of anxieties are addressed through eye movement therapy.

Depression therapy, as well, is successfully treated through the this modality. For PTSD, our work has truly and profoundly helped many people. And further, addiction, phobias, relationships are successfully treated.

How does EMDR therapy work?

Eye movement therapy helps the mind establish connections, and to complete learning that — for whatever reason — it has not been able to do on its own or with other therapies. We find it to be very effective when it is used along with other treatment models such as Gestalt therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. We serve all New York City, NYC.

What are the first steps?

Our offices create an environment of healing that begins this deep process. The therapist carefully helps a client remember images, and construct useful positive and negative cognitions that represent the images and memories.

The client is then asked to identify places in his or her body where feelings or blocked energy may be stored.

The therapist helps the client use these images, cognitions, and body sensations, along with bi-lateral stimulation, to help access other parts of his/her brain to make connections he/she has been unable to make before.

You should consider EMDR if:

  • You feel blocked in traditional therapy
  • You suffered a trauma such as: an accident, a rape, sexual abuse, child abuse, physical abuse, the death of a love one, an assault, or a pattern of unsuccessful relationships
  • You may consider EMDR if you suffer from anxiety, depression, brooding or worry, addiction, or a phobia

History of EMDR

EMDR was discovered and developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro. It began in 1989 when she noticed the relationship between eye movements and brain activity. Dr. Shapiro has done extensive clinical research that demonstrates the effectiveness of EMDR.

Is EMDR right for me?

If you think it might be, we invite you to come for a commitment-free discussion.

John Dzwonar

917 282 7603
West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

Susan Friedberg

917 715 3776
213 West 70th Street
New York, NY 10023

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