What is EMDR therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an interactive psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological stress. It is an effective treatment for trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and self-esteem.

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. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.

EMDR can be facilitated in either 60 or 90 minute sessions and will be charged as such.

EMDR Explained by one of our own – Christina Weremchuk

EMDR Equipment

We offer state of the art equipment for our EMDR therapy sessions, including light bars, theratappers, and audio headphones. This experience offers 12 calming blue lights for bilateral visual stimulation, alternating tone for bilateral auditory stimulation, and bilateral tactile stimulation with ergonomically designed pulsers. Book your appointment today to check our our brand new equipment!

EMDR Packages

We offer EMDR services individually, or in packages of 3, 5 or 10 sessions.

EMDR works best on a consistent, timely basis, so in an effort to promote client commitment and offer cost savings for the individual, we encourage you to consider our EMDR packages!

Please ask about our EMDR packages and how to save today!

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Setting Us Apart

At Next Step Counselling Group we are focused on Psychotherapy, EMDR Therapy, Treatment For PTSD, and Acceptance And Commitment Therapy offered in a professional, clean, and inviting atmosphere.

Featuring skilled and knowledgeable staff, state of the art equipment and valuable counselling programs the Next Step Counselling Group facilities in Kelowna, BC are tailored to create a positive and enjoyable learning and healing experience. Offering a unique, supportive and diverse Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Treatment For PTSD, EMDR Therapy environment helping people is what our mission is all about. We open our doors to everyone in the Kelowna community that wants to reap all the benefits that therapy and counselling has to offer.

When it comes to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Treatment For PTSD and Psychotherapy in the Kelowna, British Columbia areas we strive to be the very best facilities available. Always looking to improve, to expand and to provide maximum value to clients we go above and beyond to make proper counselling accessible to everyone.

Fully immersed in the Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Treatment For PTSD, EMDR Therapy, we highly encourage all that are interested to reach out and inquire about the many counselling services we have to offer. Therapy is our passion and purpose and your path to a healthier and happier life is only a phone call and visit away.