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Adjunct EMDR Therapy

Collaboration with Adjunct EMDR Therapy

If you’re currently undergoing traditional therapy but sense a slowdown or feel “stuck” in your progress, consider exploring Adjunct EMDR Therapy as a potential option to overcome any obstacles. This supplementary therapy is particularly effective for issues like single-incident trauma or specific issues that may be hindering your therapeutic progress.

Adjunct EMDR Therapy involves a collaborative effort between you, your main therapist, and an EMDR therapist. This collaboration becomes essential when you encounter challenges or roadblocks in your treatment. Adjunct EMDR therapy serves as an additional strategy to propel your treatment forward.

How Does Adjunct EMDR Therapy Work?

Working in partnership with you and your primary therapist, we identify specific memories, issues, or limiting beliefs that may be impeding your progress. By precisely targeting traumatic memories or intrusive material, brief Adjunct EMDR Therapy accelerates progress in traditional therapy.

It’s crucial to note that Adjunct EMDR therapy does not replace or interrupt ongoing therapy; instead, it functions as a brief supplement to the primary therapeutic relationship. You can continue receiving treatment with your primary therapist while incorporating Adjunct EMDR therapy.

How Many Sessions?

Adjunct EMDR Therapy is considered an intense, highly focused, and short-term therapeutic approach.  Adjunct therapy sessions are primarily scheduled in an intensive format of 2 or 3 hours per session for approximately 4 to 6 weeks.   Special considerations may considered for standard 55-minute sessions instead of 2 or 3-hour sessions.

It is important to note that Adjunct EMDR therapy may be needed as a longer-term approach, especially for clients with complex histories.   We can discuss your specific needs during your initial appointment.

Who is a Good Candidate?

  • Individuals who have been engaged in traditional therapy but find themselves at a standstill or experiencing slow progress may benefit from the targeted approach of EMDR Adjunct Therapy
  • Individuals who are highly motivated and willing to work alongside a primary therapist and EMDR therapist
  • Individuals without active substance abuse, self-injury, or safety risks
  • Individuals who have adequate access to social support networks
  • Individuals who have a secure and stable living environment

Types of  Issues Addressed with Adjunct Therapy

Although there are a variety of areas in which adjunct EMDR therapy would be suitable below are just a few examples:

  •  A single traumatic event such as:
    • A car accident
    • A sexual assault or a violent attack
    • A natural disaster
    • An unexpected or sudden loss of a loved one
  • A specific issue or symptom such as:
    • Re-occurring nightmares or flashbacks
    • Panic attacks
    • Simple phobia
    • A specific life-adjustment event such as a recent divorce, or a relationship break-up. or a recent job loss

What if I Do Not Have a Primary Therapist?

If you do not have a primary therapist, I will assist you in connecting with a primary therapist before we begin our work together.

How do I begin?

If you or your primary therapist believe that Adjunct EMDR therapy could benefit your treatment, you can request an initial 15-minute consultation where we can discuss your needs. Before this meeting, you’ll be asked to sign a release of information, allowing coordination of services with your primary therapist.

Christina is contracted with BCBS of Kansas Insurance. She is considered out-of-network with all other insurance companies.



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