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    EMDR Therapy in Naples, FL | Online and In-Person

    Coastal Teletherapy is located in beautiful Naples, Florida. Melissa Rosbottom spent most of her childhood there and returned to the area after college. She has been helping clients in the Southwest Florida area for more than 20 years. If you are struggling with trauma-related issues, such as, depression, anxiety or grief and loss, we can see you at our Naples office located at 5660 Strand Court, or online via telehealth.

    What is EMDR Therapy?

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from different treatment approaches.

    How does EMDR work?

    EMDR therapy is an integrative psychotherapy and uses a technique called bilateral stimulation to repeatedly activate opposite sides of the brain. Therapists often use eye movements to facilitate the bilateral stimulation. These eye movements mimic the period of sleep referred to as rapid eye movement or REM sleep, and this portion of sleep is frequently considered to be the time when the mind processes the recent events in the person’s life.

    EMDR seems to help the brain reprocess the trapped memories is such a way that normal information processing is resumed. Therapists often use EMDR to help clients uncover and process beliefs that developed as the result of relational traumas, or childhood abuse and/or neglect.

    You can read our blog post: What is EMDR and How Does It Work?


    What does EMDR help?

    EMDR had been originally established as helpful for PTSD, although it’s been proven useful for treatment in the following conditions:

    • Panic Attacks
    • Complicated Grief
    • Dissociative Orders
    • Disturbing Memories
    • Phobias
    • Pain Disorders
    • Performance Anxiety
    • Addictions
    • Stress Reduction
    • Sexual and/or Physical Abuse
    • Body Dysmorphic Disorders
    • Personality Disorders

    None of the above symptoms or experiences fit you?

    Do you experience distressing emotions that appear to you, and perhaps to others, to be excessive given the current situation? Do you tend to be highly reactive to certain triggers? Is there one or more dysfunctional belief that you believe about yourself that on an intellectual level you know is not true?

    If so, you may still be a good candidate for EMDR therapy.

    Coastal Teletherapy provides in-person EMDR therapy in Naples, FL to adults 18 years and older. Contact us today at 239-398-3398 or email us at info@coastalteletherapy.com for a free phone consultation to see if EMDR might help you release what no longer serves you.

    About Melissa Rosbottom

    Coastal Teletherapy - Melissa S. Rosbottom