Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

The Doctors at Ricci Psychology Partners offer EMDR Therapy

Do you think you or your loved one may may benefit from EMDR?

Along with in-person therapy, we also offer

Second Opinions, Forensic Services, Home Visits, and Web/Skype Sessions

Dr. Francine Shapiro believed our unprocessed bad memories form the basis of pathology and create an automatic and seemingly uncontrollable response to additional events that occur. This also impedes our ability to think rationally and effectively, creating a negative feedback loop. She created EMDR to help clients suffering from stressful and traumatic events gain a more rational understanding of themselves, others and the world.

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Prior to an actual EMDR session, an extensive history is discussed to determine what events still have a significant impact on the client. These are later recalled and processed along with the negative core beliefs and emotions associated with it. The client is fully conscious and in control throughout the entire treatment. Following processing, clients will most often emerge with a healthier and more rational understanding, replacing negative beliefs with more positive ones.


Positive therapeutic results have been reported in studies using EMDR, including:

  • Combat Veterans

  • Persons suffering from Phobias, Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • First Responders

  • Those experiencing grief and suffering from the loss of a loved one

  • Children, adolescents and adults suffering from depression and anxiety secondary to disturbing life experiences

  • Accident victims

  • Victims of family and marital dysfunction

  • Those with performance anxiety

  • Those diagnosed with Acute Stress Disorder or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

If there are any further questions regarding this treatment, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Kristie DeBlasio at drkristie@riccipsychology.com or contact Ricci Psychology at

561-385-9996