How do I approach EMDR?


#1

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!


#2

Hi,

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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