Your teen may be haunted by an event that happened years ago or by one that occurred recently. No matter when they experienced it, they are struggling now. Their grades have declined. They are constantly angry or upset. Your teen has isolated themselves from friends or family. Whatever you say to them does not help. You are both struggling to figure out how to make it better.
EMDR therapy can help your teen recognize thoughts and feelings that are making them feel trapped and alone. Once they are aware of these thoughts, they can identify how to get rid of them to make space for positive feelings. This approach can help prevent issues, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Through EMDR, your teen will learn how to disconnect from painful events so they can heal, and welcome in positive thoughts emotions. This will help your teen to become stronger and more confident. Benefits of EMDR for your teen include: learning to express themselves in a positive way, feeling emboldened to engage in healthy activities, improving relationships, and experiencing success in school. Your teen will utilize their new way of thinking so they can take steps toward their goals.