EMDR Therapy

Kate is a Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist with 23 years using EMDR.

EMDR therapy works. The value of EMDR therapy is that it seems to have a direct effect on how the train processes information, allowing the brain and cody to adaptively process the event(s).

EMDR therapy is recognized as an effective trauma treatment, recommended worldwide in practice guidelines from domestic and international organizations.

Therapists have reported success using EMDR therapy with:

The goal of EMDR therapy is to reduce the negative impact of distressing life events on your current emotions, thoughts, and behaviours.

With chronic upset or stress, or single event shocks, research shows our brain cannot process information as it ordinarily does. That means we are unable to fully process the stress or event and it gets stored as a state that can push us towards unhelpful emotions, thoughts, and actions.

Think of EMDR therapy as a physiologically based therapy that unblocks the impact of the distressing experience, so the mind and body can heal.

More About EMDR Therapy

For additional information about EMDR therapy and research about it, check out these resources:

EMDR International Association

EMDR Canada

EMDR Institute


See the EMDR Institute’s Research Overview for an annotated list of research.