Nicole Serrano, MA, LMFT #100075

10601 Civic Center Drive,Suite 120 C

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

909-300-5746

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EMDR

Nicole is trained in EMDR, by what is considered the Gold standard of training by EMDRIA. 

EMDR is most well known for working with trauma or PTSD. However there are many other effective uses for EMDR. Traditional therapy is certainly effective, and can have wonderful benefits, but can take months, or years of treatment, depending on the goal of the client. Research has shown that EMDR can lead to results in a much shorther amount of time. 

 

 EMDR can help with:

  • Stress

  • Low Self Esteem

  • Lack of Motivation

  • Depression

  • Anxiety 

  • Anger/ irritability 

  • Traumatic events

  • Fear of being alone

  • Unrealistic feelings of guilt and shame 

  • Difficulty of trusting others 

  • Relationships Problems

  • Addressing "stuck behaviors" or behaviors you would like to change. 

  • Addictions

  • Recovery from an affair or betrayal

  • Complicated Grief

  • Performance Anxiety

and much more. For more information if EMDR can help you, please contact me so we may discuss in a brief consultation. 

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

"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.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  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 therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.

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." (information found at http://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/)

For more information please visit: www.emdr.com or www.emdria.com