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EMDR Services

Plymouth Mental Health offers a range of EMDR counseling services to help you find the support and healing you need. From traditional sessions to mini and intensive EMDR, we provide a personalized approach tailored to your individual needs. Our compassionate and skilled staff are here to help you take the first step toward a healthier, happier life.

What is EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from different treatment approaches.


How does EMDR work?

EMDR therapy is an integrative psychotherapy and uses a technique called bilateral stimulation to repeatedly activate opposite sides of the brain. Therapists often use eye movements to facilitate the bilateral stimulation. These eye movements mimic the period of sleep referred to as rapid eye movement or REM sleep, and this portion of sleep is frequently considered to be the time when the mind processes the recent events in the person’s life.


EMDR seems to help the brain reprocess the trapped memories is such a way that normal information processing is resumed. Therapists often use EMDR to help clients uncover and process beliefs that developed as the result of relational traumas, or childhood abuse and/or neglect. For a more detailed explanation please click here.


What does EMDR help?

EMDR had been originally established as helpful for PTSD, although it’s been proven useful for treatment in the following conditions:

  • Panic Attacks

  • Complicated Grief

  • Dissociative Orders

  • Disturbing Memories

  • Phobias

  • Pain Disorders

  • Performance Anxiety

  • Addictions

  • Stress Reduction

  • Sexual and/or Physical Abuse

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorders

  • Personality Disorders


None of the above symptoms or experiences fit you?

Do you experience distressing emotions that appear to you, and perhaps to others, to be excessive given the current situation? Do you tend to be highly reactive to certain triggers? Is there one or more dysfunctional belief that you believe about yourself that on an intellectual level you know is not true?


If so, you may still be a good candidate for EMDR therapy.

EMD 3 Day Intensive Program

Our EMDR 3 day intensive program is designed to accelerate your healing journey. Your therapist will guide you through the process of EMDR, a revolutionary and evidence-based therapy that has helped many clients make significant progress in a short amount of time. Experience a transformational shift in just a few days with our intensive program.

* All Intensives are scheduled directly through Kate Regnier

Intensives require a 60 minute intake before the 3 day program to ensure you are a good fit for intensives (as opposed to 50 minute or 90 minute weekly sessions), and a post closure 60 minute session. The closing session is done at a later date after the 3 day intensive sessions and is crucial because your brain continues to process information after sessions and new feelings, insights, beliefs or thoughts can come up. At the closure session we will debrief anything that has come about since the reprocessing, and determine if you may need or want further sessions. 

Our EMDR Providers

At Plymouth Mental Health, we have a team of skilled professionals trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Our therapists are committed to providing traditional and intensive EMDR sessions to our clients, offering a holistic and effective approach to healing. Get to know our experienced team below.

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Why choose an EMDR intensive vs. a weekly session?

  • EMDR intensives offer a focused and accelerated therapeutic approach. These sessions are potent and transformative, delving deep into the root of issues and addressing them comprehensively. Unlike weekly therapy, which may feel limiting in its time constraints, intensives provide an opportunity to navigate pain swiftly and smoothly, avoiding the need to reopen emotional wounds on a weekly basis.

    • Accelerate the transformation process: Similar to a spiritual retreat, EMDR intensives enable rapid mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation within 2-5 days.

    • Cost-effective healing: The focused nature of EMDR intensives makes them more cost-effective for addressing specific traumas compared to weekly therapy sessions that may involve catch-up discussions on daily stressors.

    • Flexibility for busy schedules: Weekly therapy may not be feasible for everyone due to hectic schedules, frequent travel, or caregiving responsibilities. EMDR intensives provide an opportunity for individuals with busy lives to focus on deep inner work.

    • Complementary therapy option: If you already engage in talk therapy or CBT with a regular therapist but struggle with PTSD, EMDR intensives can serve as a valuable adjunct therapy, offering trauma-focused treatment to complement your primary therapeutic work.

If you are considering engaging in intensive work, kindly take into account the following:

  • Intensives are most suitable for individuals who possess the necessary self-regulation and coping skills to employ self-soothing techniques as required during and after the sessions.

  • These intensives are not advisable for clients experiencing high levels of dissociation. In such cases, I recommend exploring "parts work" therapies and proceeding with EMDR Therapy at a slower pace.

  • We request that participants in intensives abstain from drug or alcohol use for a minimum of 24 hours before commencing the intensive, and this abstinence should continue until 24-48 hours after the final intensive session. Maintaining this practice is crucial for the optimal effectiveness of EMDR, as it engages the same part of the brain affected by drugs and alcohol.

  • For your own safety, it is not recommended to undergo intensives if there have been any suicide attempts or serious suicidal thoughts with a clear intent or specific plan within the past year.

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EMDR Intensive Details

Helpful Additonal Information


Do you Accept Insurance for EMDR?

We are able to accept Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Care Network for traditional non-intensive 50 minute EMDR sessions.

EMDR Intensives and extended 90 minute traditional sessions are private pay only due to the limitations of billing through insurance. 


EMDR Intensive Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your EMDR Intensive Session, please do so within 48 hours of your scheduled time. If you cancel after the 48-hour mark or no-show, a $100 fee will be charged. 

*Traditional EMDR sessions are subject to the regular practice cancellation policy.


EMDR Intensive Fees

Due to the limited availability of these sessions and the significant time commitment required, a 50% deposit is required to secure your spot.

*The remaining 50% will be charged the day of your first appointment.


Where will EMDR Intensives be held?

Our EMDR Intensives provide a unique opportunity for clients to experience deep healing and processing at an accelerated pace. This cutting-edge therapy is done virtually, so you can feel comfortable and safe in your own home. 

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