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EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an evidence-based psychotherapy approach. It involves a structured process designed to assist individuals in reprocessing unresolved trauma, anxiety and other distressing emotions, allowing them to move towards healing and improved mental health.

During an EMDR session, the client will be asked to recall a traumatic event while their clinician guides them through eye movements, or other forms of bilateral stimulation. This helps facilitate the reprocessing of distressing memories, therefore, reducing their emotional intensity.

What is EMDR therapy and how does it work?

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What does EMDR treat?

Clinicians with expertise in EMDR customize the approach according to the individual's age, developmental phase, and specific requirements, ensuring that treatment is effective and suitable. EMDR is effective in addressing the below:


  • Attachment concerns

  • Behavioral concerns

  • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Confidence and Self-Esteem

  • Eating disorders

  • Phobias


  • Relationship issues

  • Grief and Loss

  • Complex Trauma

  • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Confidence and Self-Esteem

  • Eating disorders

  • Phobias

What do we specialize in?

Our experienced clinicians specialize in providing EMDR therapy for adolescents and adults. We understand the unique needs of these age groups and customize our approach to ensure the most effective treatment.

What specialized tools do we use?

EMDR buzzers, pulsers and lightbars operate similarly by producing bilateral stimulation. These devices are designed to deliver rhythmic, tactile or auditory stimulation. They deliver periodic stimulation with intervals typically ranging from 1.5 to 3 seconds, alternating between the right and left sides of the body.


The expanded use of bilateral stimulation extends beyond therapy sessions and consistently results in:

  • Increased feelings of safety and calmness

  • Enhanced focus, attention, and quality sleep

  • Reduced stress, anxiety, and pain

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Benefits of EMDR Therapy

  • Quick results: As EMDR is known for its efficiency,  many clients experience relief from symptoms after just a few sessions.

  • Reduced emotional distress: Traumatic memories become less emotionally charged, allowing individuals to cope in more effective ways.

  • Improve self-esteem: EMDR can assist in breaking negative patterns of thinking, replacing them with positive beliefs, and nurturing a more positive self-image.

  • Enhance coping skills: Clients acquire valuable coping strategies to manage any future challenges.

  • Reduced verbalization: EMDR limits the need for extensive verbal expression. Our clinicians lead their clients through eye movements/ other forms of bilateral stimulation, which enable the process to primarily occur within their inner experience. EMDR could help individuals who struggle with verbalizing their emotions.

Get Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy in Calgary

If you are unsure whether we can meet your  counselling or assessment needs give us a call to receive a free consultation. You can then decide whether we are a good fit for you or your family.

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