Eye Movement Desensitization


Reprocessing (EMDR)

I have completed my EMDR training through Rick Levinson, LCSW and EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training Provider (Rick is featured in the video above). I have also attended consultation with Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S and EMDRIA-Approved Consultant (Marshall is featured in the video above).

I offer EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, to established clients. EMDR is a wonderful option for those with anxiety, PTSD, trauma, anxiety, phobias, personal blocks, restricting beliefs, negative self-talk, attachment wounds, and more.


EMDR is a powerful technique that enables us to fully process through unprocessed memories from the past.

When we are experiencing trauma, our stress hormones are at an all-time high, creating fragmented memory storage. These fragments don't enable our memories to be processed, and leave us with triggers, anxieties, and reactive physical sensations. EMDR utilizes bilateral stimulation, using either eye movements, tapping, sound, or buzzers, to alternate stimulation from right brain to left brain (similar to REM sleep) to access unprocessed memories and process them through. This can happen in one session or several. The length of processing varies.

As we process through a targeted memory, we are able to replace any negative cognitions we may have held about ourselves (example: I am weak. I am unsafe. I am difficult) into positive cognitions about ourselves (example: I am resilient. I survived. I am whole.). This process helps us to break patterns, rewrite narratives, build resiliency, heal, and grow stronger. 

The EMDR approach is somatic, in that we check in often with any sensations felt in the body. We also will check in on any emotions and feelings that arise throughout.

EMDR can be a very heavy, but healing, process. One in which I am honored to walk side by side with my clients through.

For more information on EMDR, check out the EMDRIA website here.

Austin Counseling Center

1000 Westbank Drive Ste 6-250

Austin, Texas 78746

Email: shira@shiraklazmer.com

Phone: 512-364-0167

Shira Klazmer, LPC Associate

Texas License #83430

Supervised by Jill Praisner, LPC-S

Texas License #66202

Jill Praisner, LPC-S can be reached via email at jill@jillcounseling.com

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