EMDR Therapy in Calvert County, Southern Maryland

By Molly Stackhouse

EMDR therapy, or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, is a psychotherapy that has been clinically proven effective in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). EMDR therapy is a focused therapy that helps people to process and heal from traumatic experiences.

EMDR can be helpful for other conditions, including:

Anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.


Trauma-related phobias such as fear of heights, fear of spiders, or fear of public speaking.

Complicated grief.

Body dysmorphic disorder.

Traumatic brain injury.

Pain management.


How does EMDR work?

EMDR therapy works by using bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, to help the brain process traumatic memories. When a person experiences a traumatic event, their brain gets stuck in a state of hyperarousal. This can lead to symptoms of PTSD, such as flashbacks, nightmares, and avoidance.

EMDR therapy helps to desensitize the brain to the traumatic memories by stimulating both sides of the brain simultaneously. This helps the brain to process the memories and to integrate them into the person's overall memory network.

EMDR Therapy for PTSD 

If you are living in Calvert County, Southern Maryland, and you are struggling, there are EMDR therapists who can help you. EMDR therapy is a safe and effective treatment and it can help you to heal and live a more fulfilling life. If you are interested in learning more about EMDR therapy,  schedule an appointment with Southern Maryland Mental Health and consult with one of our clinicians today!

Molly Stackhouse is a therapist located in Calvert County, Maryland.  She owns a private practice located in Southern Maryland where she specializes in working with adolescents adults who experience panic attacks. Additionally, she has a strong understanding of the different types of trauma and the different ways that people respond to trauma. She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and brainspotting. Additionally, she is a nationally certified school psychologist. If you are interested in services, use the link here
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