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Online EMDR Therapy

Jun 15, 2022 | 0 comments

DISCLAIMER:

The information provided here is not intended to be a substitute for professional health and mental health care or consultation. Individuals who believe they may require or benefit from treatment should seek the advice of a psychologist or other licensed mental health professional.

Very Good Counseling is a private practice of licensed mental health therapists who specialize in EMDR.  We provide online mental health services to individuals throughout the State of Florida,  and in-person at our office in Fort Myers, FL. For more information, contact us.

by: <a href="https://vg-counseling.com/elena-engle-fort-myers/" target="_blank">Elena Engle, LMHC-S, EMDRIA-approved EMDR Consultant</a>

by: Elena Engle, LMHC-S, EMDRIA-approved EMDR Consultant

Because We Believe You Matter

Elena founded Very Good Counseling in 2021. As a therapist, she finds that specializing in EMDR therapy elevates her abilities to help individuals with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Passionate about freeing people from years of negative thoughts and destructive habits, Elena is committed to helping individuals find liberation from their past, embracing their truest selves.

How is EMDR therapy different from other therapies?

Unlike other therapies, EMDR does not require talking in detail about a distressing issue or completing homework between sessions with a counselor. EMDR therapy allows the brain to resume its natural healing process rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from the problem. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. For many clients, EMDR therapy can be completed in far fewer sessions than other psychotherapies. The best part is we can provide EMDR therapy in Fort Myers, FL or virtually to anyone across the state.

How Does Online EMDR therapy Work?

One of the primary differences between in-person and online EMDR is the way bi-lateral stimulation (BLS) is delivered. EMDR relies on the use of BLS for the desensitization and adaptation of negative memories. This is traditionally done through eye movements, auditory sound, or tactile stimulation (like tapping).

Here at VGC, when in person, the therapist will utilize their own hands, headphones for the auditory component and tappers for tactile component. When the person is receiving EMDR online they use software which incorporates a moving light, similar to a light bar, and sounds through headphones. VGC uses a HIPPA compliant EMDR platform for your safety and privacy.

Although EMDR is extremely effective, the process requires the activation of negative memory content or triggers, which can be quite uncomfortable or upsetting. Some clients feel more contained and safe doing so in the therapist’s office. Others prefer to be at home where they are most comfortable, meaning they prefer EMDR online.

Who Should Consider Another Treatment Plan?

EMDR delivered online and via telehealth can be effective for most people. Like any telehealth visit, it is not ideal for those who cannot obtain privacy while at home or work. Those that struggle to cope with negative feelings may want to opt for an in-person setting where they can get an immediate response from the provider who is in the room. In general, the majority of clients would be fine doing EMDR remotely.

What does Very Good Counseling use for online EMDR therapy?

We use remotEMDR software to provide online therapy to our clients. We choose them due to several factors. It is the only online EMDR platform that enables a full synchronization between the BLS on the therapist and the clients’ devices, it is fully compliant with HIPAA rules and regulations (HIPAA works to protect the confidentiality of people receiving medical treatment). This platform is accessible from everywhere, on all devices (desktop, laptop, mobile phone and tablet, including iOS and Android devices). Also, this program is also highly customizable for each client with your therapist in control BLS movement, choose its color, speed, direction, and sound.

 

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