EMDR - Jennifer Jondreau Thompson, Ph.D. ~ Psychotherapist

~  eMDR


Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)* is a comprehensive,integrative psychotherapy approach.  It contains elements of many effective psychotherapies in structured protocols that are designed to maximize treatment effects.  These include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies.**

One unique aspect of EMDR is that of dual awareness. Dual Awareness allows the client to go between working through the trigger and the safety of the present moment. Jennifer appreciates how powerful EMDR is in addressing past, present and future aspects of disturbing memories.  She has used EMDR with clients working through disordered eating, body image disturbance, anxiety and grief.


* Shapiro, F. (2001). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.

** Shapiro, F. (2002). EMDR as an Integrative Psychotherapy Approach: Experts of Diverse Orientations Explore the Paradigm Prism. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Books.