EMDR

Each of our therapists brings a different set of skills and approaches to therapy. We integrate the approaches and use what is best suited for each person.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a best-practice, evidence-based psychotherapy that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. It has been approved by international health and government regulatory bodies such as The World Health Organization, The American Psychiatric Association, The US Department of Defense/Veterans Affairs and The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy approach that incorporates elements from many different approaches in combination with bilateral stimulation such as eye movements to help clients process unresolved memories from adverse life experiences and support the brain’s natural capacity to move towards more healthy and adaptive resolution.

How does EMDR work?
EMDR is based on the premise that our brain has the natural ability to reorganize the response to a distressful life experience from an initial state of dysfunction and disequilibrium to a state of adaptive resolution (The Adaptive Information Processing Model). For example, when we experience a distressing event, we normally experience an initial stress response that may include feelings of agitation, fear and anger, physiological stress responses such as increased high rate and blood pressure, and irrational thoughts such as excessive self-criticism. With time, we are normally able to think about the event, talk about it with friends, dream about it and naturally process it. We are able to resolve the distress, learn from it and return to a balanced state of being. However, at times, when someone experiences a traumatic event or is exposed to persistent stress during a sensitive development life stage, their natural capacity for adaptive information processing is disrupted. The traumatic event becomes “stuck” or “frozen in time”. Remembering the distressing event, may feel like living it all over again with the same intensity of emotions and sensations. This affects tremendously how someone views themselves and relate to others.

EMDR appears to have a direct effect on how the brain processes information. It enables the brain to get unstuck and return to its normal functioning. After successful EMDR work, one is able to remember what happened without reliving the distressing images, sounds, and feelings. The traumatic event becomes less upsetting and a person is able to move forward in a positive way.

What type of problems can EMDR treat?
The use EMDR has been extensively researched in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. However, EMDR can also be used with other types of conditions such as panic attacks, complicated grief, dissociative disorders, disturbing memories, phobias, pain disorders, performance anxiety, stress reduction, sexual and/or physical abuse, and personality disorders.

For further information on EMDR, including what to expect in a session, please visit:
https://emdria.org
https://emdrcanada.org

Therapists Providing EMDR

Yoshie Martinez

Yoshie Martinez

M.Ed., R.P., C.C.C., SEP.

(613) 263-2344

yoshie.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Supervision, Age: 8

Approaches to Therapy: EMDR, IFS, PACT, Sandtray, SE/Sensorimotor, Somatic Informed, Trauma Informed

Specialties: Trauma, Youth, Couples, Infidelity, Self-Harm, LGBTQ

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$180/hr

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SueEllen MacGowan

SueEllen MacGowan

RP, MACP, MBA, BA

sueellen.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 16

Approaches to Therapy: CBT informed, CI - Compassionate Inquiry, EMDR, IFS informed, Mindfulness, NARM, Safe & Sound Protocol, SE/Sensorimotor, Somatic Informed, Trauma Informed

Specialties: Veterans, PTSD, ADHD

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$195 +HST/hr

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Samantha Memedoska

Samantha Memedoska

MA, RP

(613) 801-2103

samantha@counsellingcollective.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Age: 17

Approaches to Therapy: CBT, CBT informed, CPT, DBT informed, EMDR, Humanistic, IFS informed, Motivational Interviewing, NARM, PACT, Psychodynamic, SE/Sensorimotor, Somatic Informed, Trauma Informed

Specialties: Trauma, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Stress, Substance Abuse

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$175+HST; $185 for couples/hr

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Natalie Feldman

Natalie Feldman

MA, RP

613-713-9838

nfeldmantherapy@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 13

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, ACT informed, CBT, CBT informed, CPT, DBT, DBT informed, EMDR, IFS informed, Somatic Informed, Trauma Informed

Specialties: Anxiety, Emotion Regulation, LGBTQ+, Self-Compassion, Trauma and Abuse

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$150+HST/hr

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Monica Mohareb

Monica Mohareb

M.Ed., RP(Q)

(613) 416-1790

mohareb.psychotherapy@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: CBT informed, CFT - Compassion Focused Therapy, EFT Informed, EMDR, Humanistic, IFS informed, Narrative, Schema Therapy, Trauma Informed

Specialties: Relationship issues, Cultural issues, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Self-worth

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$140 + HST/hr

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Lynn Izzard

Lynn Izzard

MACP, RP-Q, BTech

(289) 208-4620

lynn@greenpeaktherapy.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 16

Approaches to Therapy: CPT, EFT Informed, EMDR, Humanistic, Narrative, Somatic Informed, Trauma Informed

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Trauma, Stress, Childhood trauma and/or abuse

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$155/hr

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Julia Malette

Julia Malette

MA, RP

(343) 300-7720

julia.m.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: ACT informed, CBT informed, DBT informed, EFT Informed, EMDR, IFS, MBCT informed, NARM, PACT, SE/Sensorimotor, Somatic Informed, Trauma Informed

Specialties: EMDR, trauma, couples, sex therapy

Region:

$170 (HST incl)/hr

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Joey Michelle Doherty

Joey Michelle Doherty

MSW, RSW

(613) 909-0063

jdcrawford33@aol.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 16

Approaches to Therapy: CBT informed, DBT informed, EFT Informed, EMDR, MBSR, Narrative, Somatic Informed, Trauma Informed

Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQ

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$250/hr

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Jesika Merino

Jesika Merino

M.Ed., RSW, Psychotherapist, SEP

(613) 501-8664

jesikamerinoc@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, ACT informed, CBT informed, DBT, DBT informed, EFT Informed, EMDR, Expressive Arts, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, PET, Psychodynamic, Sandtray, SE/Sensorimotor, Somatic Informed, Trauma Informed

Specialties: Trauma, Adults, PTSD

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$150 /hr

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Jenna Dekoster

Jenna Dekoster

B.A. B.Psych, MSW

(613) 929-5363

jenna.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Age: 16

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, ACT informed, CBT, CBT informed, CPS, DBT informed, EFT Informed, EMDR, Gottman method, IFS informed, MBCT informed, Motivational Interviewing, PACT, Somatic Informed, Trauma Informed

Specialties: Relationships, Anxiety, Depression, Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Young Adults

Region:

$150/hr

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Gaela Pink

Gaela Pink

MACP, RP

gaela.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: ACT informed, EMDR, IFS informed

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Emotion Regulation, Trauma, Parenting, Mid-life challenges, Mindfulness

Region:

$160 (HST included)/hr

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Douglas Yam

Douglas Yam

RP (Qualifying)

(437) 291-8321

OptimizeRelationship@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: ART, CBT informed, DBT informed, EFT, EMDR, Gottman method, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Somatic Informed, Trauma Informed

Specialties: Anxiety, Self-worth/esteem, Trauma, Relationship with self, partner, family, and work colleagues, Performance

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$150 + HST/hr

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Chelsea Vyvey

Chelsea Vyvey

M.S.W, R.S.W

(343) 342-0210

chelseavyveycounselling@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 14

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, EFT, EMDR, Humanistic, IFS informed, Narrative, Psychodynamic, SE/Sensorimotor, Somatic Informed, Trauma Informed

Specialties: Anxiety & Depression, Relationship Issues, Trauma, Nervous System Regulation, Emotional Regulation

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$160/hr

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Charlotte Garvin

Charlotte Garvin

M.Ed., R.P., C.C.C.

819-201-9945

charlotte.garvin4@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 12

Approaches to Therapy: ACT informed, CBT informed, EFT Informed, EMDR, IFS, SE/Sensorimotor, Somatic Informed, Trauma Informed

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Coping skills, Grief, Interpersonal relationships, Self-esteem

Region:

$170 (HST incl)/hr

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Ana Delage

Ana Delage

M.Ed., R.P., C.C.C

(613) 263-2211

anadelage@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Supervision, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: CBT informed, EMDR, Humanistic, IFS, IFS informed, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Somatic Informed, Trauma Informed

Specialties: Adult, Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD

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$180 (HST incl)/hr

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Alba Marussi

Alba Marussi

MA, RP (Qualifying)

(343) 453-0211

alba@emergingdawn.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: ACT informed, CBT, DBT informed, EMDR, IFS informed, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, Trauma Informed

Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Interpersonal Conflicts, Life Transitions, Grief and Loss, Family Conflict

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$150 +HST/hr

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