EMDR

Traditional talk therapy not working for you ?

EMDR is a therapeutic approach used in counseling. Often, we use it when traditional talk therapy doesn’t work at relieving the troubling symptoms you’re having. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (We know, it’s a mouth full) or EMDR for short is considered one of the top therapy approaches for addressing trauma. But, some say that trauma is really anything that causes you a lot of distress. Take a moment and think about something upsets you like your fear of flying, or that friend not suddenly not talking to you. That uncomfortable feeling is what distress feels like. That’s what many would consider to be trauma. Therefore, EMDR is really useful in treating things like anxiety, addiction, depression, performance issues, intimacy and sexual concerns, low self-esteem, and more.

People who seek us out for EMDR usually experience …

  • PTSD
  • Current or past trauma
  • Sexual trauma such as rape and sexual assault. This includes those gray areas where there’s confusion regarding if it was sexual assault or not.
  • Domestic violence or Intimate Partner Violence 
  • Low self-esteem
  • Bullying
  • Sexual Addiction or out of control sexual behavior 
  • Grief and loss
  • Performance anxiety 
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sexual challenges: sexual pain, vaginismus, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, orgasm difficulty, low libido, negative sexual messages, sexual rejection

EMDR is a top therapy approach…

EMDR is seen as a therapy that can help you process distressing experiences faster than other types of therapies. What’s cool about EMDR is that it allows the brain to begin to heal itself. This allows the distressing information or memories to be processed and inform you rather than cause you further distress. That would be nice, right? Clients tell us all the time that they don’t understand how it completely works but they love the benefits they experience from it. We get it. It’s weird… and also pretty dang amazing!


EMDR looks like…

Here is a great article which explains what it is like to experience EMDR :

Experiencing EMDR


Is EMDR right for you?

We’re all about making sure you getting the type of therapy that changes your life from the core. Something long lasting and not the band-aid effect. EMDR happens to be one of those therapies that provides lasting, deep change that we desire for you and your life!


NExt Steps

Our Approach to Online Therapy

At Emma Schmidt and Associates we aim to provide the same high-quality counseling services online. Just like we would if you’d meet with one of our therapists in our Cincinnati based counseling offices for in-person therapy. We’re currently offering online therapy in Ohio, online therapy in Kentucky, and Online Therapy in Indiana.

If you’re concerned about the effectiveness of online therapy, don’t be. Research indicates that online therapy can be just as effective as traditional in-person therapy. Sometimes simply knowing that you can access high-quality counseling services from the comfort of your home offers you the security to open up and be vulnerable with your therapist. At our counseling practice, our therapists are ready and able to help you work on the issues that matter most to you via our secure online therapy platform. Please reach out if you are feeling uncomfortable about the online therapy approach. We would be happy to have you try out our Telehealth platform during a 15-minute free consultation session.


Begin EMDR in Cincinnati, OH

If traditional talk therapy isn’t working for you and you’re ready to try EMDR, we would love to speak with you. Our therapists are certified in offering EMDR to help you become “un-stuck” and move from surviving to thriving. Follow these steps to begin counseling in Cincinnati, OH:

1. Contact Emma Schmidt and Associates to request a free consultation.

2. Meet with a skilled EMDR therapist.

3. Begin EMDR and find the lasting therapeutic change you’ve been looking for.

Other Services Offered at Emma Schmidt and Associates:

More to check out…

The therapists at Emma Schmidt and Associates are skilled relationship and sex therapists. However, that’s not the only mental health service they offer at their Cincinnati-based counseling clinic. Our therapists treat general mental health and relationship concerns. We treat many different sexual concerns including sexual pain and erectile dysfunction, and mismatched libido. We also offer anxiety treatment, depression treatment, sexual trauma treatment, trauma and PTSD treatment, relationship and couples therapy, and affair recovery counseling. Additionally, our therapists provide online therapy in Ohio and online therapy in Kentucky. Contact our office to learn more about the many ways our team of skilled clinicians can help you thrive.