How Do I Know If It’s Right For Me?

There are a number factors to consider when evaluating the appropriateness of EMDR therapy for a client’s particular situation and history. During your initial consultation with a trained EMDR therapist, all the relevant factors will be discussed in full to help you both come to a decision to move forward with EMDR.

In general though, you are a good candidate for the EMDR technique if you have….

  • …difficulty trusting people
  • …fear of being alone
  • …lack of motivation
  • …anxiety or panic
  • …frequent feelings of guilt or shame
  • …poor concentration or memory
  • …explosive or irrational anger
  • …trouble sleeping
  • …nightmares
  • …worrying or brooding
  • …poor self-image
  • …serious relationship problems
  • …stage fright or performance anxiety
  • …obsessive or compulsive behavior
  • …chronic feelings of detachment
  • …extreme, unexplainable fears
  • …bad temper
  • …depression or disturbing thoughts
  • …a history of abuse, or sexual abuse
  • …been the victim of a crime or serious accident
  • …witnessed a crime or serious accident
  • …been through a natural disaster
  • …ever experienced a traumatic event

Ryan Long, MSW, LICSW


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