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Purple Flower

EMDR Therapy

As a dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Traumatologist, and Author, Agnes Wohl is profoundly committed to assisting survivors in their recovery journey from catastrophic events and their significant impacts on various aspects of life. Licensed in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island, Agnes offers a comprehensive approach to healing that addresses the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and interpersonal relationships, and the self.

What is EMDR?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a highly effective psychotherapy technique designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. Through EMDR, Agnes Wohl helps individuals process these memories in a safe and controlled environment, enabling the brain to heal from psychological trauma, similarly to how the body recovers from physical trauma.

How EMDR Works

EMDR therapy involves an eight-phase treatment approach that includes:


  1. History Taking and Treatment Planning: Understanding your unique background and targeting specific memories.

  2. Preparation: Building trust, skills, internal resources, and explaining the EMDR process.

  3. Assessment: Identifying the vivid visual image related to the memory, a negative belief about oneself, related emotions, and body sensations.

  4. Desensitization: Using bi-lateral stimulation which may be visual, auditory, or tactile to desensitize and integrate the individual to the distressing memory.

  5. Installation: Strengthening positive beliefs.

  6. Body Scan: Identifying any residual somatic distress and addressing it.

  7. Closure: Returning to equilibrium at the end of each session.

  8. Reevaluation: Assessing progress and planning future sessions.

Expertise and Specialization

With years of experience as a Traumatologist, Agnes possesses a deep understanding of trauma's multifaceted impact on an individual's life. She is an EMDR Certified therapist and an active member in EMDRIA, the national organization for EMDR.

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