Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is well-known as a proven and effective therapeutic practice that enhances clinical processes, leading to comprehensive healing outcomes. With over 30 years of in-depth study, EMDR stands out as one of the most successful treatment methods.

Our two EMDR therapy offices in Manhattan, NYC, are conveniently situated in central, downtown neighborhoods. We welcome individuals seeking lasting and transformative changes in their lives.

Our certification in the EMDR therapy method, developed and taught by Francine Shapiro, which involves a meticulous 8-step protocol. This approach has consistently yielded positive results for many tens of thousands of individuals over nearly three decades.

Anxiety Therapy

Using EMDR, we offer transforming anxiety treatment 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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