Certified EMDR Therapy
A powerfully transformative therapy.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is a powerful, evidence-based approach to treating a wide variety of issues. It is best known as a therapy that treats PTSD and major traumas such as abuse, natural disasters, assault, combat experiences, traumatic loss, car accidents and medical traumas.
EMDR Therapy can also be very effective in helping people who do not suffer from major trauma or PTSD, but are nevertheless impacted by adverse childhood experiences. Examples include dysfunctional family environments characterized by lack of nurturing, high conflict/criticism, or alcoholism/substance abuse; humiliations such as being bullied; failures; and peer problems. Studies have shown that the impact from general adverse life events such as these can be as devastating, if not more so, than major traumas. EMDR is also used to enhance performance, self-esteem and coping skills.
Dr. Wright’s training in EMDR in 2004 was pivotal in her professional and personal development, both expanding and deepening how she conceptualizes, experiences, and works with human suffering and healing. Since then, EMDR Therapy has been the main focus of her clinical practice with a wide variety of clients and presenting issues.
Dr. Wright is grateful to have been trained by Dr. Francine Shapiro, the founder of EMDR, and has maintained Certification through the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) since 2006. Among other requirements, EMDR Certification requires continuing education in EMDR and trauma treatment every two years. She is also a Consultant-in-Training through EMDRIA, providing consultation to EMDR therapists for certification or general purposes.
Although Dr. Wright welcomes innovation, and stays as up to date as possible on developments in the field of trauma treatment, she conducts EMDR from a standpoint of fidelity to Francine Shapiro’s 8-Phase Protocol that is backed up by 30 years of research. She believes strongly in correctly naming the therapies that are provided to clients, so that they are able to give informed consent to the treatment they are receiving.
We must learn to be grounded before we can fly.
Dr. Wright ensures that you have the coping and self-regulation skills you need to feel comfortable before moving into the deeper phases of therapy. We all want to heal as quickly as possible, yet if we move too fast, therapy can feel overwhelming. Dr. Wright will work with you to achieve your goals in a safe timeframe.
To learn more about EMDR and how it works,