EMDR

Now Offering EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrated psychotherapy strategy used for the treatment of trauma. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the treatment has been widely investigated and confirmed to be successful in dozens of randomized trials.

EMDR is a phased, standardized procedure that integrates components from a variety of therapeutic modalities. It has helped thousands of individuals overcome psychological trauma and the associated images, emotions, and cognitions. Our Bonita Springs Clinic is proud to offer this service alongside our other comprehensive treatment plans in order to foster long-term resilience and recovery following PTSD diagnosis.

It inundates clients with more adaptive connections to the images, consciousness, emotions, and bodily sensations associated with traumatic experiences. In this safe and measured environment, EMDR prioritizes the brain’s natural healing powers and moves you toward peaceful resolution.

EMDR is rooted in the understanding that symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, OCD, and so on, occur when the brain’s natural ability to heal is overwhelmed and inhibited. Bilateral stimulation facilitates desensitization to any traumatic stimuli, which then allows for a state of dual awareness in which the client can face aspects of the trauma without related somatic symptoms.

If you are looking to heal from trauma, contact our Bonita Springs Clinic and we will find you a treatment path that offers wellness and resilience for a healthier, happier life.

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The Process

Book a Consultation

To find out if ketamine therapy is an appropriate treatment option for you, we invite you to book a consultation. Within 24 hours of the assessment, you will be contacted by a wellness professional to help you schedule and prepare for your initial ketamine evaluation with our psychiatrist.

Complete the Forms

Prior to your first visit you must fill out the required forms. A link will be emailed to you after you book your appointment of you can fill them out here.

Psychiatric Evaluation

Your first appointment will be with our psychiatrist, Dr. Andrew Ferber. During the 30 minute visit you will discuss your mental and physical health, both past and current as well as the reasons you are seeking ketamine treatments. If approved you will meet with one of our wellness professionals to go over your ketamine wellness plan. This is determined by a number of factors including current mood, mental health history, tolerance to medications and psychedelics, your assessment scores, and overall health. Your wellness journey is unique to you and, because of that, we custom tailor your ketamine treatment and any supplemental services to meet your exact needs. This can include psychotherapy sessions, integration sessions or groups, dietary planning assistance, yoga classes, meditation groups, healing circles, workout activities, and more.

Before Your First Treatment

Please carefully read the pre-treatment instructions concerning guidelines for your experience to be successful.

Setting Your Intentions

In order to facilitate a positive experience, both set and setting have to be taken into consideration. We have taken great care to ensure that the setting is relaxed and comfortable and we offer music, soft lighting, blankets, sleep masks, etc. in order for you to allow yourself to let go. But how do you prepare your mindset for an experience? The best way to do this is through setting intentions. An intention is a guiding principle for how you want to live and a way to bring heart and mind into alignment.

Your First Treatment

It is not uncommon to feel a little nervous or apprehensive prior to a session, especially the first one. You will work with our staff to find an appropriate dose during your treatment. Generally you will titrate up to larger doses in subsequent sessions which can lead to more profound experiences. No two experiences are the same and no one can tell you what you may experience. Learn about “Trust – Let Go – Be Open”.

Integrating Your Experience

Ketamine can do a lot of amazing things, but it cannot change your diet, habits, environment, or who you associate with. All of these things have to come from the individual and it takes courage and bravery to facilitate these changes. In the days and weeks that follow an experience, it may become easier to allow these changes to become a part of your usual lifestyle. However, it is important that if these changes are resisted the will to make these changes may fade. That is why it is imperative to reflect, integrate, and make changes directly following a session.