Regular Talk Therapy Not Working?
Try EMDR

A proven technique that can help you get solutions faster!

What is EMDR?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  

Currently, Richard McCoy, LCPC is providing our EMDR services. 

Email – call 224-208-5228 – or text

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“More than 30 positive controlled outcome studies have been done on EMDR therapy. Some of the studies show that 84%-90% of single-trauma victims no longer have post-traumatic stress disorder after only three 90-minute sessions. Another study, funded by the HMO Kaiser Permanente, found that 100% of the single-trauma victims and 77% of multiple trauma victims no longer were diagnosed with PTSD after only six 50-minute sessions. In another study, 77% of combat veterans were free of PTSD in 12 sessions. There has been so much research on EMDR therapy that it is now recognized as an effective form of treatment for trauma and other disturbing experiences by organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization and the Department of Defense. Given the worldwide recognition as an effective treatment of trauma, you can easily see how EMDR therapy would be effective in treating the “everyday” memories that are the reason people have low self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness, and all the myriad problems that bring them in for therapy. Over 100,000 clinicians throughout the world use the therapy. Millions of people have been treated successfully over the past 25 years.” – EMDR Institute, Inc

Reasons to try EMDR

Contact us if you think EMDR is a good match for you or your loved one
  • EMDR therapy benefits all types of trauma victims
    EMDR therapy helps people of all ages (including children) and backgrounds suffering from all types of trauma – severe or not. Trauma and PTSD don’t just occur as a result of major, horrible events, such as rape, accidents, natural disasters, or battlefield experiences. Trauma also results from less severe events, like hurtful childhood experiences, dysfunctional family dynamics, anxiety, depression, or the loss of a loved one to death.

  • EMDR therapy may be used to address chronic and multiple traumas

    Whether you suffered childhood trauma and lived with the anxiety brought on by the memories for a long time, endured multiple traumatic experiences, or don’t exactly remember what happened so long ago, EMDR can help. Over time, EMDR therapy assists you in systematically processing the pain and symptoms connected to your traumatic, and at times, unclear, or incorrect memories.

  • EMDR therapy does not require divulging deeply private or classified information
    There’s no need for you to talk extensively about your trauma aloud nor spill classified data (a reason why EMDR is so useful for combat veterans). For example, prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy require a patient to describe their traumatic memory in great detail. In contrast, EMDR sessions require only that you focus briefly on the disturbing memory while you’re during the processing phase. Your brain handles the rest of the work.

  • EMDR therapy carries a low risk of side-effects and discomfort
    Unlike some medications, EMDR lacks negative side-effects. When focusing on trauma-related memories, you will probably experience some feelings of discomfort. However, those are usually brief. Also, the possibility of creating false memories, which can happen during talk therapy (due to an inadvertent suggestion by the therapist) is unlikely.

  • EMDR therapy does not just relieve trauma and PTSD symptoms

    Of course, through processing, EMDR helps you get relief from symptoms, but it does more. During the body scan phase of the therapy, it lets you experience a feeling of physical recovery alongside your psychological recovery. In fact, EMDR aims to restore you to full emotional health and fulfillment.

Due to the expansion of the COVID-19 pandemic, LIFEPOINT IS GOING VIRTUAL until the pandemic passes!  

Lucky for all of us, like many other insurance companies, Blue Cross is now covering virtual sessions (aka telemedicine)! We care so deeply for our clinicians and clients we want to do our part in stopping this from spreading. 

As of Monday 3/16/20, we are all set to support social distancing AND keep continuity of care through online video sessions from the comfort of your own home!  Please call our office or contact your therapist for further information. 

We are also offering 30 minute virtual sessions for those needing to manage anxiety and depression from the COVID situation itself. Please call our office to set this up! 

Our number is the same: 224-208-5228

Thank you and be well!

Due to the expansion of the COVID-19 pandemic, LIFEPOINT IS GOING VIRTUAL until the pandemic passes!  

Lucky for all of us, like many other insurance companies, Blue Cross is now covering virtual sessions (aka telemedicine)! We care so deeply for our clinicians and clients we want to do our part in stopping this from spreading. 

As of Monday 3/16/20, we are all set to support social distancing AND keep continuity of care through online video sessions from the comfort of your own home!  Please call our office or contact your therapist for further information. 

We are also offering 30 minute virtual sessions for those needing to manage anxiety and depression from the COVID situation itself. Please call our office to set this up! 

Our number is the same: 224-208-5228

Thank you and be well!