A Psychotherapy Method for Healing Trauma
(This is a new date for a program postponed from January 31.) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. Rona Wall, LCSW, will describe EMDR, the symptoms treated, the method, and how it works. She will give examples and provide video or demonstrations of the technique. More info on EMDR.
Rona Wall, LCSW received a BA in Psychology from SUNY Oneonta and an MSW from the University of Kansas School of Social Work. Rona started out practicing social work with emotionally disturbed children in residential treatment, but caught the "outpatient bug" and started providing psychotherapy to adults at the Monmouth Medical Center Behavioral Health Clinic in Long Branch, NJ. After receiving an Advanced Certificate in Clinical Social Work from New York University, Rona specialized in treating adults with anxiety, depression and relationship issues, working with individuals, couples, and groups extensively. Rona moved to Westport in 2013, and now has a private practice comprised of individual, couples, and group work for a range of challenges, many of which are significantly improved using EMDR.