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EMDR Therapy in Utah

EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from symptoms of emotional distress like PTSD or past trauma. At Corner Canyon Health Center we offer an inpatient EMDR Therapy Treatment in Utah. We specialize in treating PTSD and trauma through EMDR Therapy and Brainspotting Therapy.


Our EMDR Therapy in Utah also uses Brainspotting therapy. Brainspotting EMDR therapy is a powerful, focused treatment method that works with EMDR therapy as a breakthrough in trauma treatment.  This combination of EMDR treatment and Brainspotting therapy have helped millions of people have been successfully treated over the past 25 years. Not all people experience ongoing reactions to trauma, called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, but when they do it can create ongoing problems in their lives.

Corner Canyon therapists work with clients to access and process traumatic memories and other adverse life experiences in order to assess an adaptive resolution. When left untreated, trauma and emotional distress may never be resolved and continue to cause problems for people who have experienced trauma.

With trauma treatment such as EMDR therapy and Brainspotting, the mind can heal from mental trauma just as the body can heal from physical trauma. The brain’s information processing system attempts to heal the mind but may become hindered by a traumatic event. With help from our expert staff and the EMDR therapy program, this hindrance can be overcome and the brain can begin its natural healing process. Our EMDR treatment center at Corner Canyon Health Centers is here to help treat trauma, but it can also help with anxiety, addiction, and eating disorders.

What is EMDR Therapy and How Does It Work?

EMDR therapy is a focused approach to treating trauma and PTSD by having a client be reconnected to images, thoughts, emotions or body sensations that are associated with their trauma. This type of therapy works by allowing the natural healing powers of the brain to move toward an adaptive resolution.

The natural healing process of the brain can be facilitated through bilateral stimulation while the client is re-experiencing their trauma in a controlled environment. The brain reprocesses the traumatic feelings and information until it no longer becomes disruptive to a client’s lives. The more the client is exposed to their trauma, the less negative feelings and symptoms become induced.

Brainspotting Therapy also aids EMDR Treatment. Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works to identify and process the sources of emotional/body pain as well as the source of the trauma.

Brainspotting helps EMDR therapy by giving our physicians a way to locate, process and release experiences and symptoms that are typically not easily reachable. Brainspotting gets to the source of the trauma and works to process it so that it no longer interferes with the client’s life.

What Can EMDR Help Treat?

While EMDR therapy was designed to help treat PTSD, it can also assist with reducing anxiety, sleep disturbances, panic disorder, and other symptoms that may be caused by an individual’s PTSD.

Our Inpatient EMDR Treatment Center

Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes. EMDR therapy is an eight-phase treatment. Eye movements (or other bilateral stimulation) are used during one part of the session.

After the clinician and client have determined which memory to target first, the therapist asks the client to hold different aspects of that event or thought in their mind and use their eyes to track the therapist’s hand as it moves back and forth across the client’s field of vision. This is believed to be connected with the biological mechanisms involved in Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, which means internal associations arise and the clients begin to process the memory and disturbing feelings.

In successful EMDR therapy, the meaning of painful events is transformed on an emotional level. Unlike traditional talk therapy, clients gain insight from their own accelerated intellectual and emotional process and not as much from clinician interpretation. The overall effect is that clients conclude the treatment feeling empowered by the very experiences that once debased them. As a natural outcome of the EMDR therapeutic process, the client’s healthier thoughts, feelings, and behavior are all indicators of emotional health and resolution.

Is EMDR covered by insurance?

Does insurance cover EMDR? Yes, health insurance typically covers EMDR, especially if other forms of therapy are covered. At Corner Canyon we will be able to verify if your insurance covers EMDR therapy for part of our trauma treatment program.

EMDR Therapy Utah

Corner Canyon is based in Utah and offers EMDR Therapy in our inpatient treatment center.  We also work with EMDR clients from all over the United States. Our inpatient EMDR treatment center is here to help resolve and heal past trauma.  To learn more about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, contact us today.

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