Stephanie provides services for EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is a highly specialized form of therapy geared towards trauma. EMDR is a form of psychotherapy developed by Francine Shapiro which uses eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation to assist trauma victims in processing distressing memories and beliefs. It is commonly used for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). EMDR can also be used to treat other stressors that may or may not meet criteria for PTSD.
EMDR can also be used with children who have experienced trauma or anxiety. It can also be used to enhance positive feelings, regulation skills, and self-esteem.