Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an evidence-based psychotherapy that has been scientifically proven to effectively treat a range of trauma- and stress-related symptoms, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other related conditions.. EMDR brings about change without dwelling on the past, instead focusing on the present to re-integrate healing memories. You will learn to cope with your negative experiences in new ways, allowing you to live fully in the present as opposed living in the past. It fast-tracks the therapeutic process by using bilateral stimulation (such as eye movements or sounds) to rapidly process difficult emotions and memories without the need to verbalize or full experience them. Research shows that this therapy can be helpful for people who want to resolve past traumas and move on with their lives.


How Is EMDR Different?

The main difference between EMDR therapy and other therapies is that you do not need to spend time talking about the distressing issue or write down your thoughts. Instead, EMDR therapy uses the brain's natural healing ability to process and address unresolved traumatic memories in a way that allows you to return to a state of mind that is not overwhelmed by those memories.

Who Can Benefit From EMDR Therapy?

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is most effective for individuals who struggle to verbalize their feelings or experienced very distressing situations that are traumatic to recall and face. The bilateral movements helps people process these memories while keeping the overwhelming feelings muted.


Anxiety Disorders

EMDR therapists direct eye movements while guiding the individual through the distressing scenarios and towards more positive thoughts, which help to reduce feelings of anxiety.



Depression is often linked to unresolved trauma. EMDR is a highly effective treatment for trauma-based depression. It has been shown to alleviate symptoms by addressing the underlying cause.

Chronic Pain

Trauma & PTSD

EMDR has been found to be highly effective in treating trauma and PTSD by helping the individual process very difficult memories without needing to speak about or relive them.

Chronic Pain

Sometimes our pain is perpetuated or worsened by our mind. EMDR helps guide individuals to use the power of their mind to process and overcome physical and emotional pain.

Eating DIsorders

Eating Disorders

Unresolved trauma may actually manifest as disordered eating. EMDR helps individuals with eating disorders by enabling them to understand, process and heal from their traumatic past.

Sleep Disorders

Sleep Issues

EMDR has been shown to improve sleep issues without the use of medication. This is because sleep issues are often rooted in trauma or anxiety, both of which are treatable with EMDR.

EMDR Therapists

Cara Hason

Cara Hason

Provisional Psychologist
$180-200 per hour
Cara has over 10 years of experience in helping individuals living with anxiety, depression, trauma, panic attacks, stress, OCD, intrusive thoughts, PTSD, relationship issues, and perinatal issues.
Stephen Walker

Stephen Walker

Reg. Clinical Social Worker
$200 per hour
Stephen works with individuals (12+) who are living with anxiety, depression, anger, trauma (PTSD) and more; and couples who are looking to improve their connection, trust, intimacy, and communication skills.
Rameen Kargger

Rameen Kargger

Registered Psychologist
$200 per hour
Rameen offers assessments and counselling for couples and individuals with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, phobias, OCD, and much more.
Not accepting new patients
Steve Slopek

Steve Slopek

Registered Psychologist
$220 per hour
Steve provides counselling for individuals living with trauma, anxiety, substance issues, relationships issues & more; as well as, assessments to diagnose ADHD and autism.

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Not sure who can help you? You can either fill out the form to be matched to a therapist that specializes in your unique situation or give us a call at (403) 588-7639.

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