EMDR Treatment Centers

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

What is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR is an empirically proven psychotherapy that enables healing from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. This treatment is specifically used to treat anxiety, PTSD, and trauma.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can actively heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.

Highland Springs Specialty Clinic is one of the top EMDR treatment centers in Utah where therapists are specially trained on EMDR Therapy. Call one of our four locations today or fill out the form below to schedule a confidential counseling appointment with an EMDR specialist!

How Does EMDR Therapy Work?

An EMDR specialist uses a bar of lights that cover the width of a visual field and guides the patient through the intervention using the person’s own rapid, rhythmic eye movements to dampen the power of emotionally charged memories of past trauma. The lights help the patient focus on a factor outside of the brain to break the cycle of recurring traumatic memories. Before and after each session, the client may be asked to rate their level of distress.

By using EMDR for anxiety disorders, PTSD, and trauma, EMDR specialists can help the patient process traumatic memories into more helpful thoughts and feelings. Studies have shown recovery rates as high as 90%. EMDR therapy may not be a sufficient treatment when utilized alone, however it decreases the time in psychotherapy and symptom reduction often begins immediately.

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Common symptoms that are reduced or eliminated with EMDR are:

  • Avoidance of memory-provoking situations
  • Reliving-type nightmares
  • Daytime flashbacks
  • Anxiety & fear


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