Yafen Wu-Pang, LMFT | (626) 888-5552 | 550 W. Duarte Rd. Suite 5 Arcadia, CA 91007 | yafenMFT@gmail.com

What is EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches.

EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.

To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.
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Yafen Wu-Pang, LMFT | (626) 888-5552 | 550 W. Duarte Rd. Suite 5 Arcadia, CA 91007 | yafenMFT@gmail.com