Dr. Maureen McSweeney


Mind-Body Behavioral Medicine, Biofeedback, Pain Management, Hypnosis, Meditation, Guided Imagery, and Art Therapy

Licensed psychologist in Florida and New York. 

Office: 2033 Wood Street, Suite 115, Sarasota, FL 34237

 Phone: 917-612-3150

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(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

   EMDR is a physiologically based psychotherapy technique that has provided relief to those suffering from trauma, such as distress related to accidents, injuries, or medical procedures. It is an evidence based therapy proven effective for the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  In addition, EMDR can provide relief from many types of psychological distress, including anxiety, depression and somatic distress, such as chronic pain.

    In EMDR psychotherapy, a person learns to re-experience previously disturbing material in a new and less-disturbing way.  It involves an 8-phase approach which includes recalling disturbing images while receiving one of several types of bilateral sensory input, such as side to side eye movements.

   EMDR has a direct effect on the way the brain processes information.  The outcome of EMDR treatment is that the person no longer re-lives (via image, sounds, or feelings) the experience of trauma when the disturbing event is brought to mind.  The event is remembered, but with less distress and in a new context.  EMDR treatment encourages flexibility in thinking and experiencing, and promotes resiliency in the aftermath of trauma.

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