Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

Achieve rapid, gentle, and effective healing from abuse and other traumatic experiences.

EMDR Therapy - Trauma and Abuse CounselingEye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, also known as EMDR, is a therapy method clinically proven to be highly effective for recovery from trauma and abuse. I have Advanced EMDR training and I offer this highly useful therapy to my patients for trauma, anxiety, panic, depression, stress, dealing with chronic physical pain, and for self-growth.

When a traumatic event occurs, memories get frozen in our nervous system and stored in the brain. Traumatized individuals get triggered by old memories, sensations, feelings, and thoughts, and react in ways that cause problems in their lives. EMDR can help.

EMDR targets the trauma memories stored in the primitive part of our brain which are not accessible to our adult thinking. When the old experiences are linked up to current and better experiences during therapy, memory, perception, thinking, and feeling can be transformed. We literally can process and think about old trauma from a calm and wise adult perspective. Even when trauma is not specifically remembered, but is felt or sensed as a disturbance, EMDR is very effective.

I offer traditional EMDR eye movements, as well as alternative brain stimulation. For those who have difficulty with eye movement, I also utilize a device that has alternating hand pulses and sound. My patients have reported this mode of EMDR as often more effective than traditional eye movement. EMDR in conjunction with psychotherapy can offer rapid and gentle effective healing.

Call me at (408) 247-7909 to learn more about the services I offer and find out whether or not we’d be a good fit for working together. I look forward to connecting with you and helping in any way I can.

Call 408.247.7909

Michelle Wambach, Psy.D., LMFT
4020 Moorpark Ave #206
San Jose, California 95117

Dr. Wambach recommends the following book:

EMDR Essentials

These books and workbooks may be conveniently purchased online at Amazon.com or from your favorite San Jose or San Francisco area book store.

We are excited to announce that a first-of-its-kind academic research confirms that online EMDR therapy using remotEMDR is safe, effective, efficient, and relevant.

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Michelle Wambach, Psy.D., LMFT, has been selected four years in a row for the Best of San Jose Awards for Counseling Therapist and now qualifies for the 2023 San Jose Business Hall of Fame.

Best of San Jose Awards for Counseling Therapist, 2023
Best of San Jose Awards for Counseling Therapist, 2022
Best of San Jose Awards for Counseling Therapist, 2021
Best of San Jose Awards for Counseling Therapist, 2020