How do I approach EMDR?

I am being treated for depression and anxiety. My therapist is strongly encouraging me to do EMDR sessions with her. I understand that it’s a new method of doing psychotherapy and my therapist has had training in it but I have doubts as to its effectiveness. How can I approach it with a “Catholic mindset”?

Thanks for any light you can shed on this method of therapy.

God bless!


I’ve known people who have been greatly helped by it. There is no Catholic mind-set for this.
The field of psychology is a separate discipline from theology. They deal with different things and both have their value.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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