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EMDR Therapy Services

EMDR Therapy at Spectrum Wellness in Gilbert & Mesa, AZ

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a treatment modality that processes emotionally charged experiences. EMDR uses bilateral stimulation, such as rapid eye movements or tapping, to help clients work through unprocessed memories and feelings. EMDR utilizes the same process that occurs during REM sleep, where your eyes dart back and forth to engage your body’s natural healing process.

About EMDR Therapy

EMDR has shown to be an effective treatment for various presenting concerns, including trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, phobias, grief and loss, addiction, and low self-esteem.

When individuals engage in the EMDR problem-solving process, it may result in new insights, changes in perspectives, and decreased emotional arousal to triggers. EMDR is an evidence-based treatment recognized by The American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Veterans Administration, and the World Health Organization.

EMDR can be used as a stand-alone treatment, or it can be integrated into other treatment approaches. EMDR sessions typically last between 60-90 minutes. EMDR is not a form of hypnosis, as clients are fully alert and wide awake. For more information on EMDR, please visit or

Our EMDR Therapy Team

Mercedes Anderson, Ph.D

Mercedes Anderson, Ph.D

Doctoral Resident