Some traumatic events can still control your feelings, thoughts, and responses even after the event is over. This can significantly affect your life’s quality, where you experience negative thoughts and emotions. Fortunately, Financial District EMDR specialists such as David Salvage, MD, FAPM, can help you through eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. The treatment involves eight phases, as described below.
History and Treatment Planning
This is the first phase of EMDR therapy that generally takes 1-2 sessions but may also be applicable later in your treatment should new problems be revealed. Your provider evaluates your medical history to formulate a treatment plan. It involves discussing the specific issues affecting you, including the behaviors and symptoms caused.
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