EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) and Trauma-informed work with Dr. Morris
Dr. Morris is proud to announce that she is now a Certified EMDR therapist through EMDRIA (EMDR International Association). When you join Dr. Morris’ practice, you have selected a professional who is trained at the highest standards in the clinical use of EMDR. Specifically, a Certified EMDR therapist is the step above basic training (although therapists who complete only basic can still use EMDR in their practice). Certification requires significant additional work including 2 years of individual and group consultation, using EMDR as a treatment for a minimum 50 EMDR sessions with 25 different patients, attending advanced workshops, and collaborating with colleagues.
During the past two and half challenging pandemic years, Dr. Morris has utilized EMDR to enhance patient treatment via both telemedicine and in-person sessions. She has assisted patients with both simple and complex trauma histories, that have included sexual assault, workplace bullying, relationship trauma, trauma from being raised/living with a mentally ill parent, chronic pain/injury, pregnancy loss, immigration trauma, trauma from a particular religious upbringing, trauma of being raised by an alcoholic parent (adult children of alcoholics), trauma from toxic educational experiences with teachers/professors, and more.
Dr. Morris knows the need for trauma-informed work is great, increased by the turmoil of current world states, climate change, violence towards many groups of people, and barriers to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. To honor this, the welfare and rights of patients always share the spotlight with treatment approaches. The framework of the patient’s values and life choices are front and center and treatment always proceeds from a point of collaboration. The path followed in your work with Dr. Morris will be guided by you as much as by her training and expertise.