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Mental Health & Counseling located in Ohio City, Cleveland, OH


After a traumatic experience, many people keep having flashbacks, nightmares, and severe anxiety for months or even years. You can overcome these challenging symptoms with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), a specialized technique offered by the highly trained team at PMA Assessment and Counseling in Cleveland, Ohio. EMDR is proven to help your brain deal with the memories, freeing you from ongoing trauma-based symptoms. Call the office today or book an in-person or telehealth appointment through online booking to learn if EMDR can help your mental health symptoms.



EMDR is a therapy for treating the emotional and behavioral symptoms caused by trauma. This therapeutic approach doesn’t rely on conventional talk therapy. Instead, it uses eye movements (and their effect on your brain) to help you recall, process, and overcome trauma’s long-lasting impact.

What is EMDR?

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EMDR was first used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Since then, it has proven to effectively ease the symptoms of other conditions associated with trauma, including:

• Depression
• Panic disorder
• Bipolar disorder
• Psychosis
• Phobias
• Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
• Childhood abuse and neglect

These mental health disorders may begin with a traumatic experience or develop in a person with a prior trauma. For example, a major life transition like moving can cause significant trauma and lead to depression, PTSD, or anxiety.

What conditions does EMDR treat?

EMDR is based on the fact that the brain doesn’t fully process information during a traumatic event. As a result, you can’t deal with the experience and manage your emotions. Then, you keep having symptoms like anxiety, depression, anger, nightmares, and flashbacks.

EMDR lets you reconnect with your emotions and memories by allowing your brain to fully process the experience, store the memories, and free you from emotional stress and trauma-related symptoms.

How does EMDR work?
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