What Does an EMDR Therapist Do?
EMDR therapy is a type of psychotherapy that is used to treat patients who are recovering from trauma or struggling with other mental health conditions. EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. As an EMDR therapist, you lead your patient through treatment sessions, during which they relive traumatic moments while you direct their eye movements. This distracts the patient’s attention, allowing them to process difficult memories without experiencing a strong psychological response. In this role, your duties and responsibilities revolve around assessing the patient’s current state and providing treatment or coping strategies to help them address and overcome traumatic experiences.